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Accelerated Pastoral Ministries – B.S. and M.Div. (online)

Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity – Online

Jumpstart your Ministry Career

Earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Divinity in only five years—on campus or online! You will combine undergraduate, seminary and real workplace experience to be equipped for many types of Christian ministry around the globe.

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Life after CSU

Career Potential 

Get where you want to go and be equipped to serve well in a variety of ministry roles, such as:

  • Youth Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Planter
  • Head Pastor
  • Ministry Leader
  • Missionary

Nate Wiens

Accelerated Pastoral major
Didsbury, Alberta, Canada

I love that I can take seminary courses alongside my undergraduate courses. It allowed me to complete my program two years sooner than if I had done each degree separately. I also appreciate the one-year paid internship that is built into my program. It will allow me to get ministry experience without being financially burdened.

About Your Program

What Will You Learn?

In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

Handle the Scriptures accurately

Build a strong foundation to serve well in your unique ministry setting in Bible and theology, life and ministry and church and culture. You will get multiple levels of instruction in the original biblical language of Greek to hone your Bible study skills. 

Serve the church effectively

Gain practical, hands-on experience through an internship or integrated ministry project. You will be guided by mentors who have served and are serving well in teaching and local church ministries.

Love God supremely; love all people equally

Build character, competency and commitment for pastoral ministry. You will complete units of course-related practical ministry, including evangelism and Bible teaching.

Your Courses

Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

Undergraduate Bible and Theology Core
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
  • Theology Survey [TH211]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Undergraduate Arts & Sciences Core
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature [LI203]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Electives – 9 credits
  • Math or Science Elective

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Undergraduate Pastoral Courses
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412], or Theology and Practice of Family [PT800]
  • Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Ministry Leadership Electives – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Seminary Pastoral Courses
  • Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature [NT501]
  • Elements of Greek I [NT502]
  • Elements of Greek II [NT503]
  • Greek Exegetical Methods [NT506]
  • Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature [OT500]
  • Elements of Hebrew – 1 [OT502]
  • Elements of Hebrew – 2 [OT503]
  • Hebrews Exegesis [OT600]
  • Principles of Spiritual Formation [PT512]
  • Theology and Practice of Worship [PT520]
  • Preaching the Old Testament [PT611]
  • Preaching the New Testament [PT612]
  • Internship Colloquy [PT714] – 0 credits
  • Foundations of the Christian Faith [TH500]
  • God’s Plan for the Ages [TH531]
  • Pneumatology & Ecclesiology [TH563] 
  • Doctrinal Paper [TH708]

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Seminary Electives
  • Bible or Language Electives – 6 credits
  • Church and Culture Electives – 9 credits
  • Life and Ministry Electives – 6 credits
  • Free Electives – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Internship
  • Internship [PT740] – 6 credits
  • Internship [PT741] – 6 credits

This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

Online Program
Start Dates

August 15, 2022
October 17, 2022
January 9, 2023
March 6, 2023

 

 

Program Highlights 

  • You will round out your education with a paid pastoral internship or integrated ministry project to give you practical work experience alongside a sound ministry mentor.
  • You can complete the program entirely online or in an immersive on-campus setting in as few as five years.

Prepare for Ministry.

Fuel your eagerness to reach people for Christ! You will be equipped with the leadership skills, knowledge and experience to effectively make an impact on the world for Christ.

 

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Take your career and ministry to the next level with one of CSU's online degrees.

Choose from fully online associate, bachelor's and master's degrees that will help you advance your career and service for Christ.

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Where you can get prepared for your future.
Where you will grow in your relationship with Christ.
Where you truly find your fit.

Students constantly say the top reason they love CSU so much is: Community. When you’re part of the CSU community, you attend class with professors who are mentors; you do life right alongside others who want to serve their Savior, and you are welcomed into lifelong friendships that last well beyond graduation.

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Reaching your goals for your life, career and ministry starts with taking the next step. Learn how your online studies can become a reality—all with a biblical worldview.

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