Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Pastoral Ministry

Four-Year Program (120 Credits)

Prairie’s Bachelor of Arts in Ministry (BAM) is designed to build your confidence to minister in any environment; providing you with an in-depth knowledge of the Bible.

Students will benefit from instructors who have been involved in or are currently involved in pastoral ministry. This program is also available as a distance education course and as a 3-year BMin program (see drop down below).

Courses revolve around:

  • Effectively studying, understanding and interpreting scripture
  • Understanding the principles for effective ministry
  • Confidently applying practical skills as required in ministry settings

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.

Prairie’s Pastoral BAM program will equip you to:

  • 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.
  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.

Your BAM 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. Your degree lays the foundation for graduate studies in ministry, theological studies, missiology or divinity.

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. (Starting Fall ’18)

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible and Theology Major (45 credits)

BT 309 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and 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 and 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
TH 211 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 Counseling
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
PA 372 Missional Leadership
PA 480 Topics in Pastoral Ministry

Electives (6 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

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 309 Word and World
NT 112 Reading the Gospels and 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 and 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
TH 211 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
PA 372 Missional Leadership
PA 480 Topics in Pastoral Ministry

Electives (6 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

Prairie is excited to announce that pastoral students will be travelling to the land of Israel for two weeks – May 1-15, 2020, for our International Trip as part of an optional trip that is also offered to the rest of Prairie. (limited space available)