The pastoral program at Faith Baptist Bible College is making some exciting changes for the 2020-21 school year.

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

The new emphases available in 2020-21 include the following:

  • Expository Preaching (with courses in Homiletics, Greek, Foundations of Exposition, and Expository Preaching)
  • Greek (Emphasis classes will be Greek I-IV)
  • Biblical Counseling (with courses in Biblical Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Crisis Counseling, Counseling Adolescents, and a Counseling Practicum)
  • Youth Ministries (with courses in Youth Foundations, Counseling Adolescents, Preaching to Youth, Youth Programming, and Youth Issues)
  • 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)
  • Music and Worship (with courses in Elementary Conducting, Church Music Administration, and Hymnology)

There will also be two new courses offered as part of the Pastoral Studies Program at Faith beginning the fall semester of 2020. Those include Disciple-Making in the Local Church and Expository Preaching Practicum.

If you would like more information on becoming a student in the Pastoral Studies Program at Faith, or Faith in general, visit our website at faith.edu.