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Pastoral Ministries B.S. (on campus)

Pastoral Ministries B.S. (on campus)

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.

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

PREPARATION FOR LIFE

Career Potential

Pastoral Ministries Degree

You will be able 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
Pastoral Ministries Degree

“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.”

Dan Reider

Pastoral Ministries Major
Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

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.

Outreach-Ministries-Degree
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!

Meet our Faculty

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

BEST CHOICE

CSU is Affordable

We believe every student should have the opportunity to choose a biblical higher education—regardless of their financial circumstance. That’s why we’re committed to keeping costs for students as low as possible.

UNDERGRADUATE

Average Cost

Before federal and state grants

*Anticipated typical cost for first-time, full-time, residential undergraduate CSU students for 2024-25. This cost includes tuition, housing, meals, general fee and CSU scholarships. Your total cost can be even lower if you qualify for more aid, including federal and state grants which do not have to be paid back.

Information provided by the National Center for Education Statistics.

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.

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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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