three year programs:
Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry

Course Overview

Bachelor of Ministry - Pastoral

Three Year Program (90 Credits)
Our BMin program is designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and practical leadership skills to equip others for ministry.

Courses revolve around:

  • Effectively studying, understanding and interpreting scripture.
  • Understanding principles for effective ministry.
  • Confidently applying practical skills for ministry settings.

The BMin program is for those who already have significant life or ministry experience. Students entering this program must be at least 25 years old.

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Pastoral Ministry: In Depth

The Pastoral Program is:

  • For those who would like to develop pastoral leadership skills for vocational ministry.
  • For those who would like to develop pastoral skills for a vocational church ministry.
  • Excellently suited for the second career person.
  • For persons who are already in pastoral ministry who would like formal education.
  • For those who would like to explore the possibility of pastoral vocational ministry.

Program Objectives

  • Effectively study, understand and interpret Scripture.
  • Understand the principles for effective ministry in a variety of applications and situations.
  • Realize the global mission of the Church and its implications for your life.
  • Understand the importance of interpersonal relationships in the context of effective ministry.
  • Confidently apply practical skills as required in ministry settings
  • Realize and develop your God-given gifts and passions for use in ministry to the glory of God and the benefit of others.

Expanded Opportunities

Your BMin degree will open doors to skilled service as a church worker, church planter, church educational program leader, worship leader, pastor, youth worker, camp leader, or numerous other roles within a church or para-ministry setting.

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (42 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
  • TH 211 Creation to New Creation
  • BT/NT/OT/ST/TH Electives (200 or above) (12 cr)

Arts & Sciences Core (33 credits)

  • AS 400 Integrative Seminar
  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
  • HF/SS Electives (12 cr)
  • HF/SS Electives 200 level or above (6 cr)
  • HF/SS Elective 300 level (3 cr)

Pastoral Major (18 credits)

  • CM 250 Introduction to Counseling
  • PA 103 Leadership Coaching
  • PA 211 Passionate Preaching & Teaching
  • PA 314 Advanced Preaching
  • PA 372 Missional Leadership
  • PA 480 Topics in Pastoral Ministry

General Electives (6 credits)

Each student will be exempted from three courses based on specific life experience and learning, reducing the total required credits from 99 to 90.

Kelly Steffen  Program Coordinator

When I was twelve, God gave me a burden for his church.  I was young and unprepared and did not know how to pursue this calling of serving the church. At a later point in my life, someone encouraged me to engage in theological training. It was one of the best decisions of my life. Prairie's Pastoral Program is one of those "best decisions", in order to equip you to serve the church.

Encounter1
As a mature student and a relatively new Christian, I find the pastoral program and the campus community very inspirational. The quality of education and faculty are second to none.
Ted
Pastoral Student
Encounter1
One of the big things that drew me to Prairie's Bachelor of Ministry program was the staff. I could see how passionate they were about what they were doing and their passion extended to me. It made me really excited to learn, and eager to attend every class.
Drew
Pastoral Student
Encounter1
Kelly Steffen is a great teacher, he's not just concerned with giving you information, he really cares about your spiritual well being. Kelly is, in my opinion, the number one reason to join the pastoral program.
Rhys
Pastoral Student
Encounter1
My experience with Prairie is that it is an institution committed to seeing me fully equipped for pastoral ministry. Prairie recognizes that pastoral ministry is about much more than filling a pulpit and is teaching me a more holistic approach to being a pastor.
Adam
Pastoral Student
Ted
Drew
Rhys
Adam

Career Opportunities

 

  • Solo Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Bridge to Chaplaincy
  • Grad School Prerequisite
  • Church Planter
Parable Place
Parable Place
Study at the Library
Study at the Library
The Atrium
The Atrium
Hospital Visit
Hospital Visit
Prayer Chapel
Prayer Chapel
Baptism
Baptism
Upper Room
Upper Room
Street Ministry
Street Ministry
Inside the Loft
Inside the Loft
Grad
Grad
Pastoral 1
I have always appreciated Prairie's ability to respond to pastoral needs on the field as reflected in their course and curriculum development. They prepare pastors for real ministry in a changing world.
Rev. Dr. Tim Beadle
The Rural Church Pastors Network, C&MA Church Coach
Pastoral 1
The passion and pursuit of a Scripture-based, Spirit-filled, Gospel-centered, Missional-oriented, pastoral ministries program, is evident in its design and delivery at Prairie College. In addition, Prairie’s overall foundational focus on the Bible, spiritual formation, discipleship, Christian theology, global missions, and contextual studies, offers rigorous intellectual and applied ingredients to nourish effective spiritual leaders for the 21st century.
Dr. Roger Helland
District Minister, Baptist General Conference
Pastoral 1
Over many years Prairie College has developed deep roots and a world-wide reach. I am delighted it is now preparing students for pastoral ministry at home.  People can know every word of Scripture and every theological idea, yet be completely useless to God. Prairie’s emphasis on the spiritual life of its students gives them resources to be fruitful in whatever sphere God places them, as His life is expressed through them.
Charles Price
Teaching Pastor, The People's Church
Pastoral 1
The preparing of ministers for pastoral work is increasingly needed; there is a shortage of people able to do the complex task of shepherding a congregation. I come across this in my conversations with denominational leaders across Canada. I commend Prairie for giving this priority attention! I am glad to partner our congregation with Prairie and provide internship experiences for students.
Dan Reinhart
President, CREST Leadership, Lead Pastor, Bethel EMC
Pastoral 1
Prairie pastors who I’ve encountered demonstrate a solid confidence in God’s Word and have a healthy, engaging aptitude toward making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Paul J. Loewen
Provincial Conference Minister: Alberta Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches
Rev. Dr. Tim Beadle
Dr. Roger Helland
Charles Price
Dan Reinhart
Paul J. Loewen