Pastoral Ministry Certificate

This twelve (12) course program – plus a weekend Introductory course – is designed to prepare leaders with no prior theological training to successfully provide pastoral leadership for a congregation. Coursework in the Pastoral Ministry Certificate Program provides a solid introduction to Biblical interpretation, Lutheran theology, church history, and ministerial practice.

 

The Program

Required Courses

 

  • BT 221: Principles of Biblical Interpretation

  • BT 311: Old Testament Theology and History (requires BT 221)

  • BT 321: New Testament Theology and History (requires BT 221)

  • PTE 241: Christian Apologetics

Two courses from:

  • HST 301: History of the Early Christian Church

  • HST 302: History of the Medieval and Reformation Christian Church 

  • HST 303: History of the Post-Reformation Christian Church 

  • HST 201: Systematic Theology

  • HST 321: Luther and His Catechisms

  • HST 331: Lutheran Reformers and the Book of Concord

  • PT 401: Pastoral Theology and Care

  • PT 411: Lutheran Worship

  • PT 421: Proclaiming God’s Word

Total: 36 Hours

 

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