BRE: Pastoral Ministries Major


Program Advisor: Jason Gayoway

Program Description

The Pastoral Ministries Major allows you to major in Bible and pastoral ministry, and is designed to provide you with a strong Bible and theology base. It is designed to prepare you for direct entry into ministry and is also a great preparation for seminary training. PRBI faculty have a wealth of church leadership experience to help you understand not only the theory of church ministry but the "inside scoop" of how churches work. In addition, you will gain practical ministry experience through a supervised internship in a local church.

There is also a youth pastor specialization available for this program.

Programs

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, you should:

  1. be able to formulate and articulate your own biblical statement of faith and philosophy of ministry;
  2. develop the skill of biblical, theological integration so that you can consistently articulate the purposes behind practical ministry;
  3. understand the call to, and the nature and responsibilities of pastoral ministry;
  4. be able to utilize basic principles, skills and tools in the study of the Bible, including the use of one or more biblical languages, and effectively communicate and apply Scriptural truth to your own life and to the needs of individuals and congregations;
  5. develop competence in pastoral leadership and administration in order to equip the church toward maturity in Christ;
  6. develop a strong relational ministry and a practical knowledge of the dynamics of team ministry and multiplying new leaders;
  7. be able to officiate at the special services of the church such as communion, baptism, weddings, and funerals;
  8. be competent to lead a congregation in worship through exposition of the Word and corporate expression of worship.
Bible

Youth Pastor Specialization

Specialization Description

The Youth Pastor Specialization lets you focus your Pastoral Ministries Major more towards pastoring youth.  The strength of our youth pastor training comes from the school’s emphasis on discipleship. Learning to lead people to that next level of faith is part of everyday life here at PRBI and forms a solid base for pastoral ministry in a church. Students in the Youth Pastor Specialization will take the core pastoral classes as well as those aimed specifically at youth ministry.

Pastor

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the specialized program, you should:

  1. be able to formulate and articulate your own biblical statement of faith and philosophy of ministry;
  2. develop the skill of biblical, theological integration so that you can consistently articulate the purposes behind practical ministry;
  3. understand the call to, and the nature and responsibilities of pastoral ministry;
  4. be able to utilize basic principles, skills and tools in the study of the Bible, and effectively communicate and apply Scriptural truth to your own life and to the needs of individuals and congregations;
  5. develop competence in pastoral leadership and administration in order to equip the church toward maturity in Christ;
  6. develop a strong relational ministry and a practical knowledge of the dynamics of team ministry and multiplying new leaders.
Youth Pastoring