Pastoral Ministry

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and build your confidence to minister in any environment.

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“ … People matter, who they are in Christ matters, being a part of someone’s journey in knowing Christ more is a profound privilege.”

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What Makes This Program Different

Students will benefit from instructors who have been involved in or are currently involved in pastoral ministry.

Focus on the Family’s Kerith Creek Partnership​
Prairie’s Pastoral Program is proud to announce a one of a kind partnership with Focus on the Family – Kerith Creek Retreats. Prairie is the only school in North America to have senior pastoral students preparing for ministry engage in a week long Proactive Ministry Retreat (PMR) at Kerith Creek Retreat Centres.

Pastoral students are eligible to join our Bible faculty on a 2-week study tour of Israel (planned every 2 years).

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to:
• service as a church worker, church planter, church educational program leader, worship leader, pastor, youth worker, camp leader, and numerous other roles within a church or para-ministry setting.
• graduate studies in ministry, theological studies, missiology or divinity

Program Details

This program is also available through online education, as a 2-year diploma or as a 3-year BMin.

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible and Theology Major (45 credits)

BT 409 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
OT 453 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
TH 313 Creation to New Creation
Bible and Theology electives 200 level or above (9 credits)

Arts and Sciences Core (36 credits)

AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking and Writing
HF 231 History of Western Civilization I
HF 232 History of Western Civilization II
SC 230 History and Philosophy of Science
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
Arts and Sciences elective (9 credits)
Arts and Sciences elective 300 level

Pastoral Major (33 credits)

CM 250 Introduction to Counselling
CM 464 Pastoral Ministry Internship (12 credits)
PA 103 Leadership Coaching
PA 161 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry
PA 211 Passionate Preaching and Teaching
PA 314 Advanced Preaching or YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods
PA 372 Missional Leadership
PA 480 Topics in Pastoral Ministry

Electives (6 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

  1. Live a vibrant and discerning spiritual life in Christ.
  2. Demonstrate spiritual leadership and a well-managed life.
  3. Proclaim and teach God’s Word dynamically from a Christocentric framework.
  4. Exhibit passion for biblical and theological orthodoxy regarding pastoral ministry.
  5. Engage in intentional missional disciple-making.

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.

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.

Program Courses

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible and Theology Major (42 credits)

BT 409 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 351 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 343 Reading the Psalms and Wisdom Literature
OT 453 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel
TH 313 Creation to New Creation
Bible and Theology electives 200 level or above (6 credits)

Arts and Sciences Core (33 credits)
AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking and Writing
HF 231 History of Western Civilization I
HF 232 History of Western Civilization II
SC 230 History and Philosophy of Science
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
Arts and Sciences elective (9 credits)
Arts and Sciences elective 300 level

Pastoral Major (18 credits)

CM 250 Introduction to Counseling
PA 103 Leadership Coaching
PA 211 Passionate Preaching and Teaching
PA 314 Advanced Preaching or YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods
PA 372 Missional Leadership
PA 480 Topics in Pastoral Ministry

Electives (6 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

Program Tuition and Fees

For our Tuition & Fee rates as well as Room and Board please see Fees & Financial Aid

Program Specific Costs:
Pastoral Ministry students are charged a $60 program fee in the Fall semester.

Faculty

Kelly Steffen

Program Coordinator

I love Prairie because of its DNA of being Christ-Centred, Bible-Based, Discipleship-Directed and Mission-Mandated. Prairie has a rich integration of academics and spiritual formation. My job is a life calling—I exist to equip emerging missional leaders for the world’s greatest need. Every day I get to work, I don’t think of it as a job but fulfilling my God-given potential and calling. My biggest joy is seeing students discipled and being sent out to live their calling. Read More.