Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Ministry2018-08-22T15:52:03+00:00

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Ministry

Tuition Ranked Top Ten Most Affordable

120 Credit Hours – 4 Years (avg.)

Completing this degree can be very flexible and can be done online. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry, the graduate should be able to:

  1. Apply pastoral counseling to individual and small group ministries;
  2. Formulate a pastoral philosophy of ministry that is consistent with the Biblical worldview and applicable to a practical project;
  3. Define the historical and theological foundations of pastoral ministry;
  4. Illustrate the relation of business and church practices to pastoral ministry; and
  5. Develop leadership skills, ministerial practices, and Christian character that reflect an understanding of principles of sermon preparation and discipleship.

Potential Career Options with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry

    • Clergy
    • Communications
    • Education
    • Local church
    • Local ministries
    • Missions
    • Religious communities
    • Social services

Benefits of the Online Bachelors of Arts Degree in Pastoral Ministry

By earning your bachelor’s degree online from an accredited, nonprofit university, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field. Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs is ranked Top Ten in the country, with no out of state tuition. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, SFBC has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry program prepares students to serve in a variety of ministries in the church and the world such as:

  • Pastoral ministries
  • Youth or adult ministries in Christian High Schools and Colleges
  • Management and administration of churches and church related organizations
  • Leadership ministries

Through the B.A. degree in Pastoral Ministry, you will study:

    • Spiritual Formation
    • Hermeneutics
    • Counseling Marriage and Families
    • Pastoral Counseling
    • Church History
    • Discipleship
    • World Missions
    • Homiletics
    • Pastoral Leadership
    • Ministerial Ethics
    • Practical Theology
    • Christian Apologetics
    • Multi-Staff Ministry
    • Systematic Theology
    • Pastoral Mentoring

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