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

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

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND MASTER OF DIVINITY – ON CAMPUS

Jump start 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. Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Degree.

Be mentored by caring professors
Find your fit in our community
Get involved and make a difference

Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Degree

Christian College in PA

PREPARATION FOR LIFE

Career Potential

Be equipped to serve well in a variety of ministry roles, such as:

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

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

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. Literature Degree.
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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

What You Will Study

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 three credits unless noted. Course descriptions can be found in the catalog.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Academic and Research Writing [EN121]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • History Core Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Writing Across the Disciplines [EN122]
  • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
  • Survey of Biblical Themes in Literature [LI203]
  • General Psychology [PS100]
  • 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.

Second Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • Elements of Greek – 1 [NT502]
  • Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature [OT500]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Humanities Elective
  • Seminary Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412], or Theology & Practice of Family [PIT800]
  • Advanced Expository and Criticism [EN406]
  • Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature [NT501]
  • Elements of Greek – 2 [NT503]
  • 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.

Second Year - Summer
  • Greek Exegetical Methods [NT506]

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 [OT502]
  • Preaching the New Testament [PT612]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Foundations of The Christian Faith [TH500]
  • Seminary Bible or Language Elective
  • Seminary Life and Ministry Elective
  • Elements of Hebrew – 2 [OT503]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Principles of Spiritual Formation [PT512]
  • Theology and Practice of Worship [PT520]
  • Preaching the Old Testament [PT611]
  • Pneumatology & Ecclesiology [TH563]

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

Third Year - Summer
  • Hebrew Exegesis [OT600]

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
  • Pastoral Ministry Skills [PT510] (may substitute Pastoral Ministries Seminar and add Seminary elective)
  • Ministry Leadership elective
  • Seminary Bible or Language elective
  • Seminary Church and Culture elective
  • Seminary Life and Ministry Elective
  • Pastoral Ministries Seminar [PA404] (may substitute Pastoral Ministry Skill and add Ministry Leadership elective)
  • God’s Plan for the Ages [TH531]
  • Doctrinal Paper [TH708]
  • Internship Colloquy [PT714] – 0 credits
  • Seminary 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 [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.

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.

Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Degree

Christian College in PA

Meet our Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who care deeply about you and your goals.

A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR LIFE

Your Priority: God's Word

While you prepare for your career, you’ll also earn a double major in Biblical Studies. At CSU, you’ll experience personal mentorship with someone who cares deeply about you and your relationship with your Creator. You’ll be challenged to think through topics and questions through a biblical worldview. Your Bible courses will lay a foundation for whatever path God has for your life.

When you attend this Bible college, you’re getting more than just a degree—you’re getting the tools, support system and encouragement to follow Christ with your whole heart—long after graduation.

WHY CSU?

You want to
choose a college:

  • 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.

Accelerated Pastoral Ministries Degree

Christian College in PA

EXCEPTIONAL FINANCIAL VALUE

Here's what our students actually pay:

(Hint—it's way less than "sticker" price! Plus, our costs continually fall below our in-state, private school competitors' actual costs.)

A Christ-centered education is a wise investment. That's why we make biblical education as affordable as possible for students like you.

Scholarships are for Christian character, work ethic and academics. 99% of full-time, on-campus students get free financial aid(Based on incoming class of Fall 2021)

AVERAGE NET COST AFTER FREE AID

$15,308

AVERAGE FREE AID RECEIVED
(not including loans)

$19,042

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