Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry General Program Information

Pastoral Ministry Minor

The minor in pastoral ministry is an 18 credit-hour program of studies.

Two courses are required: Theology of Ministry (PASTM 350) or Introduction to Practical Theology and either God and Social Action (PASTM 295/RELST 295) or a Ministry Practicum (PASTM 380)

In addition, the minor in ministry includes one course each in scripture, church history, and theology taken from the curriculum of the Religious Studies Department. The following theology courses are recommended: RELST 210, 252, 253, 254, 256, 260, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 290, 291, 292, 299, 360.

Three hours toward the ministry minor may include the completion of three 1 credit-hour Pastoral Ministry Institute seminars.

Ministry Option (with Religious Studies Major)

The Pastoral Ministry Institute offers a program affiliated with the Department of Religious Studies. Religious studies majors who wish to highlight ministry studies may do so in two ways. First, students may complete a focus on ministry within the religious studies major by completing the following two courses: Theology and Ministry (PASTM 350) or Introduction to Practical Theology and God and Social Action (RELST 295) as part of the 39 required credit-hours in religious studies. As a second option, students may choose to complete an 18 credit-hour minor in pastoral ministry.