Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Ministry 2018-04-25T13:58:54+00:00

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

Completing this degree can be very flexible and can be done online. On 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.

Opportunities in Pastoral Ministry

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry program prepares students to serve in a variety of ministries in the church and the world. Management and administration of churches and church related organizations, youth ministry in Christian High Schools and Colleges such as:

  • Pastoral ministries
  • Youth or adult ministries
  • Leadership ministries
  • Administration

Breakdown of Core Curriculum

Bible Requirements
BBL 1101 Old Testament Survey 3 Credits
BBL 1111 Biblical Covenants 3 Credits
BBL 1151 New Testament Survey 3 Credits
BBL 2201 Bible Doctrines Survey 3 Credits
Bible Electives 12 Credits
General Education Requirements
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 Credits
ENC 1102 English Composition II 3 Credits
ENL 2010 Literature 3 Credits
WOH 1012 History of Civilization I 3 Credits
MAC 1105 College Algebra I 3 Credits
MIN 1101 Introduction to Evangelism 3 Credits
REL 2300 World Religions 3 Credits
ESC 1000 Earth Science 3 Credits
SPC 1024 Speech 3 Credits
PHI 2100 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
PHI 2010 Philosophy 3 Credits
PSY 2012 Psychology 3 Credits
Core Curriculum
MIN 1110  Spiritual Formation 3 Credits
BBL 3370 Hermeneutics 3 Credits
CCO 3322 Counseling Marriage and Families 3 Credits
CCO 4420 Pastoral Counseling 3 Credits
HIS 3312 Church History 3 Credits
MIN 2214 Discipleship 3 Credits
MIN 1102 World Missions 3 Credits
MIN 2202 Homiletics 3 Credits
MIN 2203 Pastoral Leadership 3 Credits
MIN 2206 Ministerial Ethics 3 Credits
MIN 2209 Leadership of Practical Theology I 3 Credits
MIN 2210 Leadership of Practical Theology II 3 Credits
THE 4401 Christian Apologetics 3 Credits
MIN 3303 Multi-Staff Ministry 3 Credits
THE 3331  Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
MIN 4450 Pastoral Mentoring/Internship 3 Credits
MIN 4460 Senior Seminar 3 Credits
Electives 9 Credits
Total: 120 Credits


Specialization in Missions:  Students have the ability to complete a specialization in Missions through the Department of Pastoral Ministry.


  1. Must have completed all A.A./General Education Requirements at SFBC
  2. Must be enrolled in a B.A. program at SFBC
  3. Must declare a specialization in Missions with SFBC prior to the enrollment in missions courses (MIS 105-MIS 305)



Specialization in Missions
MIN 1102 World Missions 3 Credits
MIS 1105 History of Missions 3 Credits
MIS 2201 Missionary Life and Work 3 Credits
MIS 2205 Global Trends in Missions 3 Credits
 MIS 3310 Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
MIS 3305 Cross Cultural Internship 3 Credits
Total: 18 Credits