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Bachelor of Science – On Campus

Lead the Church Well

If you’re planning to continue on to seminary for further preparation in pastoral ministry, you can streamline your education through CSU’s Pastoral Ministries Seminary Track. You will study Koiné Greek, develop leadership strategies and practice sermonic styles, all while getting a head start in seminary through dual enrollment strategies.

Credit Hours

Career Potential 

Along with being able to transition easily into seminary, you will be equipped to put your Bible study and leadership skills to use in many different ministry positions, such as:

  • Lead Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Planter
  • Other Pastoral Leadership Roles
  • 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.

Communicate the Word of God

You will learn to teach Scripture effectively as you gain an understanding of Koiné Greek and practice different sermonic styles.

Lead with direction and integrity

Learn from professors who have served and are serving in teaching and local church ministries. They will help you develop leadership strategies through practical, hands-on ministry experience.

Counsel and disciple from a biblical worldview

Gain experience in course-related ministry, including units in evangelism and Bible teaching. You will preach at a local church and grow in godly character for pastoral ministry.

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.

First Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
  • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
  • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
  • Bible Survey [BI111]
  • Academic and Researched Writing [EN121]
  • Speech Communication [SP100]
  • History Core 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
  • Greek I [LA301]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Greek II [LA302]
  • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
  • Dynamics of Discipleship [PS310]
  • Theological Distinctives [TH308]

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
  • Greek Reading [NT504]
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Free Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Greek Exegetical Methods [NT506]
  • Pastoral Ministries Seminar [PA404]
  • Advanced Expository Preaching [PA421]
  • Pastoral Counseling [PA442]

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
  • Foundations of Ministry Leadership [EM413]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Senior Seminar [TH480]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective – 1 credit
  • Humanities Elective – 1 credit
  • Free Elective
  • Free Elective

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

Study the Word. Lead biblically.

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Dan

Pastoral Ministries major, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

CAMPUS LIFE

I appreciate the heart that the professors have for the students and how they are always willing to answer our questions and help understand why theology impacts the church and how the church operates.

 

                                                                                                         

Program Highlights 

  • Transition seamlessly into Baptist Bible Seminary and get a head start on your future studies.
  • You will learn from experienced mentors and gain experience through preaching in a local church.

Make an impact on the world for Christ.

Develop the leadership skills, knowledge and experience to reach people for Christ in a pastoral career!

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