College Courses

 

Pastoral Studies

PAST 355 Homiletics (3)

This is the introductory course on the preparation and delivery of expository sermons. Major emphasis is given to students’ ownership and use of a hermeneutically sound method for developing, supporting, illustrating, and applying a biblical text. Students deliver messages in class.

Cross-listed: COMM 355 Homiletics

PAST 435 Pastoral Internship (3)

This internship is intended to help prepare students to be well-grounded in areas specific to their vocational/lay direction as it pertains to pastoral ministry. It provides a practical, supervised experience in the tasks, attitudes, and skills of giving pastoral leadership to a church.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of the Christian Ministry coordinator

PAST 437 Pastoral Theology I: Foundations (3)

This course focuses on the biblical, theological, and historical basis for pastoral ministry and on developing the spiritual disciplines necessary for the pastor’s personal, ongoing spiritual vitality.

Note: Students with credit for PAST 395 Pastoral Theology I may not take this course for credit. Also available through Continuing and Distance Education.

PAST 438 Pastoral Theology II (3)

This course provides practical instruction in the areas of worship, discipleship, counselling, weddings, funerals, and baptisms.

Note: Students with credit for PAST 396 Pastoral Theology II may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): PAST 437 Pastoral Theology I: Foundations

PAST 453 Variety in Preaching (3)

This course is designed to assist students in the development of greater variety in their style of preaching. Emphasis is placed on the development of creativity and the use of inductive movement, narrative form, and story as means of better communication. Students deliver sermons in class.

Prerequisite(s): PAST 355 Homiletics

PAST 466 Soul Care (3)

This course is designed to equip pastors with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to give spiritual direction to individuals and for their particular church.

Prerequisite(s): THEO 112 Spiritual Formation