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

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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.

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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…

Class Class Description Credits
Bible Requirements
BBL 101 Old Testament Survey 3 Credits
BBL 111 Biblical Covenants 3 Credits
BBL 151 New Testament Survey 3 Credits
BBL 201 Bible Doctrines Survey 3 Credits
Bible Electives 12 Credits
General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3 Credits
ENL 211 Literature 3 Credits
HIS 101 History of Civilization I 3 Credits
MAC 101 College Algebra I 3 Credits
MIN 101 Introduction to Evangelism 3 Credits
MIW 201 World Religions 3 Credits
SCI 125 Earth Science 3 Credits
SPH 101 Speech 3 Credits
PHS 201 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
PHS 210 Philosophy 3 Credits
PSY 102 Psychology 3 Credits
Core Curriculum
MIN 110  Spiritual Formation 3 Credits
BBL 370 Hermeneutics 3 Credits
CCO 322 Counseling Marriage and Families 3 Credits
CCO 420 Pastoral Counseling 3 Credits
HIS 312 Church History 3 Credits
MIN 214 Discipleship 3 Credits
MIN 102 World Missions 3 Credits
MIN 202 Homiletics 3 Credits
MIN 203 Pastoral Leadership 3 Credits
MIN 206 Ministerial Ethics 3 Credits
MIN 209 Leadership of Practical Theology I 3 Credits
MIN 210 Leadership of Practical Theology II 3 Credits
THE 401 Christian Apologetics 3 Credits
MIN 303 Multi-Staff Ministry 3 Credits
THE 331  Systematic Theology I 3 Credits
MIN 450 Pastoral Mentoring/Internship 3 Credits
MIN 460 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)



Class Class Description Credits
Specialization in Missions
MIN 102 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