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

On completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Pastoral Ministry, the graduate should be able to:

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

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.

Breakdown of core curriculum...
ClassClass DescriptionCredits
Bible Requirements
BBL101Old Testament Survey3 Credits
BBL111Biblical Covenants3 Credits
BBL151New Testament Survey3 Credits
BBL201Bible Doctrines Survey3 Credits
  Bible Electives11 Credits
General Education Requirements
ENG101English Composition I3 Credits
ENG102English Composition II3 Credits
ENL211Literature3 Credits
SPH101Speech3 Credits
HIS212United States History OR History of Civilization3 Credits
SCI201Biology3 Credits
SCI125Earth Science3 Credits
MAC301College Algebra I3 Credits
MAC302College Algebra II3 Credits
MIW201World Religions3 Credits
GED101College Orientation1 Credit
PHS  210Philosophy3 Credits
  Psychology or Sociology3 Credits
Core Curriculum
MIN110 Spiritual Formation3 Credits
BBL370Hermeneutics3 Credits
CCO312Counseling Christian Workers3 Credits
CCO322Counseling Families3 Credits
MIN214Discipleship3 Credits
MIN101Evangelism3 Credits
MIN102World Missions3 Credits
MIN202Homiletics3 Credits
MIN203Pastoral Leadership3 Credits
MIN206Ministerial Ethics3 Credits
MIN209Leadership of Practical Theology3 Credits
HIS312Church History3 Credits
THE401Christian Apologetics3 Credits
MIN303Multi-Staff Ministry3 Credits
THE331 Systematic Theology I3 Credits
MIN450Pastoral Mentoring/Internship3 Credits
MIN460Senior Seminar3 Credits
  General Education Electives                               9 Credits
  Total: 122 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)

Core Curriculum:

MIN102     World Missions                                 3 Credits

MIS 105     History of Missions                           3 Credits

MIS 201     Missionary Life and Work                3 Credits

MIS 205     Global Trends in Missions                 3 Credits

MIS 310     Intercultural Communication              3 Credits

MIS 305     Cross-Cultural Internship                  3 Credits

                                                 Total                 18 Credits