Pastoral Ministries B.S. (on campus)

Pastoral Ministries B.S. (on campus)

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ON CAMPUS

Serve Christ Effectively

If God is calling you into full-time pastoral ministry, one of the most important decisions you will make is where you will acquire your education. At CSU, you will find a school that is committed to solid biblical and theological instruction and which features qualified professors who uphold that standard. Pastoral Ministries Degree.

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

Pastoral Ministries Degree

Christian College in PA

PREPARATION FOR LIFE

Career Potential

You will be able to put your Bible study and leadership skills to use in many different ministry positions, such as:

Pastoral Ministries Degree
  • Lead Pastor
  • Youth Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Church Planter
  • Other Pastoral Leadership Roles
  • Ministry Leader
  • Missionary
Pastoral Ministries Degree
Pastoral Ministries Degree
Dan Reider

Pastoral Ministries Major
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

“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.”

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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Study and teach the Word of God

You will learn to use effective Bible study skills as you dive into the original biblical language of Greek to understand and communicate Scripture well.

Reach the world around you

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

Teach, disciple and counsel from a biblical worldview

Gain experience in course-related practical 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

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]
  • 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 [NT502]
  • The Personal Life of the Ministry Leader [PA311]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Humanities Elective
  • Math or Science Elective
  • World Religions [EV220]
  • Greek II [NT503]
  • 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
  • Expository Preaching [PA412]
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Biblical Studies Elective
  • Ministry Leadership Elective
  • Free Elective
  • The Family Life of the Ministry Leader [EM412]
  • Pastoral Ministries Seminar [PA404]
  • Advanced Expository Preaching [PA421]
  • Pastoral Counseling [PA442]
  • Biblical Studies Elective

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
  • Humanities Elective
  • 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.

Program Highlights
  • You will gain experience through preaching in a local church, and you are encouraged to earn academic credit in a summer apprenticeship program.
  • You will be prepared to further your academic studies through seminary, such as Baptist Bible Seminary.
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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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.

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

FIND YOUR PLACE AT CSU

Worldwide Impact

For more than 90 years, CSU has prepared Christ-centered, career-ready graduates to serve around the globe in a variety of ministries and careers. You'll learn from trusted professors who have a heart for Christ and desire for discipleship. You'll join a community of CSU students who are passionate about using their talents to serve Christ.

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See how you fit in here at CSU, where you'll learn through a biblical worldview, become part of an encouraging community and prepare to serve Christ through your life and career.

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