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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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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

 

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.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Academic and Research Writing
  • Speech Communication
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines
  • Living Well
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature
  • General Psychology
  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • Theology Survey

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

Second Year
 

Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Elements of Greek – 1
  • Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader
  • Expository Preaching
  • Humanities Elective
  • Seminary Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader, or
    Theology & Practice of Family
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism
  • Introduction to New Testament & New
  • Testament Literature
  • Elements of Greek – 2
  • Math or Science Elective
  • Seminary Church and Culture Elective

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

Third Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Elements of Hebrew – 1
  • Preaching the New Testament
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science
  • Foundations of The Christian Faith
  • Seminary Bible or Language Elective
  • Seminary Life and Ministry Elective
  • Elements of Hebrew – 2
  • Dynamics of Discipleship
  • Principles of Spiritual Formation
  • Theology and Practice of Worship
  • Preaching the Old Testament
  • Pneumatology & Ecclesiology

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

Fourth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Training Ministries of the Local Church
  • Pastoral Ministry Skills (may substitute Pastoral Ministries Seminar and add Seminary elective)
  • Seminary Bible or Language elective
  • Seminary Church and Culture elective
  • Seminary elective
  • Pastoral Ministries Seminar (may substitute Pastoral Ministry Skill and add Ministry Leadership elective)
  • God’s Plan for the Ages
  • Doctrinal Paper
  • Internship Colloquy
  • Ministry Leadership elective
  • Seminary Church and Culture elective

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

Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Internship
  • Internship

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

Fast-track your education. Jump into ministry.

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Nate

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.

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.