BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION | MAJOR IN pastoral theology
This program is designed for students who sense God's call to pastor an existing local church or plant a new one. Such ministry requires a solid foundation in Bible and Theology (45 semester hours), introductory courses in General Studies (30 semester hours) and competency in the skills required of a pastor (48 semester hours). This program includes individual and group mentoring.
Director: Doug Fredrick
Education: B.Th., Summit Pacific College, Enrolled in Graduate Studies.
Bio: Doug has been leading the Pastoral Theology program since 2016. He graduated with his Bachelor of Theology degree from Summit Pacific College in 1989 and is currently enrolled in graduate studies. Doug is passionate about the local church and desires to see his students equipped for the pastoral ministry that God is calling them to.
Experience: Pastor for 25 years. Global Worker for 2 years.
Pastoral Theology Courses
- Urban Mission and Church Planting
- Pastoral Theology
- Local Church Leadership
- Pastoral Ministry Internship
- Leadership Development
- Foundations of Counselling
- Youth Communication
- Expository Preaching
Upon completion of this 4 year pastoral theology program the student shall be able to:
- demonstrate development of a thoughtful personal philosophy of ministry rooted in Biblical theology and cognizant of contemporary culture;
- demonstrate an understanding of God's specific call on his/her life and an awareness of the gifts, strengths, weaknesses and vulnerabilities he/she brings to pastoral ministry;
- demonstrate an understanding of the Scriptures as well as the many practical and theoretical aspects of vocational Christian ministry;
- demonstrate a basic level of competence in the practical leadership, interpersonal and communication skills expected of pastors; and
- demonstrate an exemplary godly lifestyle and an ongoing dependence on Holy Spirit fullness.