This degree has been designed for the local church Pastor who is a
Bi-vocational Pastor, Second Career Pastor or Lay Pastor.
Traditional seminary degrees are often out of reach due to work, family, geography or finances.
Our degree is offered entirely online featuring video-based micro-lectures, ZOOM video-conferencing, and tutorial formats.
The Diploma reads:
Master of Pastoral Ministry
The Faculty Mentor facilitates scheduled video conversations and participates in the portfolio preparation and examination.
Students journey through a series of research milestones to generate the final Capstone Project that addresses a Need or Opportunity in their ministry context.
Online and Flexible
Students set their own schedule and proceed at their own pace. Each course can be completed within 30 to 90 days.
Course of Study
The 60 credit hour course of study includes:
Twelve 3-credit hour courses:
Introduction to Graduate Studies
Christian Worship & Preaching
Four 6-credit hour courses
Capstone Research I
Capstone Research II
Ministry Experience may be applied to the course requirements following an evaluation of those experiences.