Previously called the Pastoral Training Program, the newly developed Pastoral Studies Program is designed to prepare future pastors for key areas of church ministry. In the past, students in the pastoral program had to choose between being an assistant pastor or a pastor. In the new program, every student will be a pastoral studies major and will choose an emphasis in a category that best fits their interests and desired career path.

Here is our expanded list of emphases:

  • Biblical Counseling (with courses in Biblical Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Counseling Adolescents, and Biblical Counseling Practicum)
  • Expository Preaching (with courses in Homiletics, Greek, Foundations of Exposition, and Expository Preaching)
  • Greek (Emphases classes will be Greek I-IV)
  • Music and Worship (with courses in Elementary Conducting, Church Music Administration, and Hymnology)
  • Organizational Leadership (with courses in History and Theology of Leadership, Leadership Toolbox, Ethics and Values in Organizational Leadership, Dynamic Team Leadership, Fundamentals of Business Management, and Strategic Leadership and Organizational Change)
  • Youth Ministries (with courses in Youth Foundations, Counseling Adolescents, Preaching to Youth, Youth Programming, and Youth Issues)

Featured Course: Pastoral Theology

Something that sets Faith apart from other schools is the real-world ministry experience of our faculty. Dr. Dean Taylor is the head of our department and has 25 years of ministry experience to teach from in his Pastoral Theology class. It is a campus favorite!

Featured Graduate

Patrick Ashcraft

Year of Graduation: 2019

Job Title: Program Director, Camp Bayouc (New York)

Favorite Class: Homiletics

Favorite Thing about Faith: Family atmosphere

How Faith Prepared Me: “Faith goes beyond book knowledge and dives into teaching you how to learn on your own.”

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