Christian Ministries: Pastoral Counseling
The Pastoral Counseling concentration is designed for the purpose of preparing students for Christian Ministry and Pastoral Counseling. This may include pastoral care, pastoral counseling, and other types of ministry. The program is designed to help the student toward ordination in their chosen denomination and/or to provide training toward being an effective counselor in the pastoral setting. Students are encouraged to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling to advance their studies in the field.
Upon completion of this program, the student should:
- Exhibit competency in Biblical and Theological knowledge.
- Possess the ability to integrate psychological, theological, and pastoral counseling principles.
- Show proficiency in pastoral care and pastoral counseling.
- Function ethically and professionally.
- Apply knowledge gained in a ministry context.
General Education Core = 51 hours
Religion Core = 29 hours
An additional 2 hours of Professional Electives is required.
Math, Science or Computer Elective- 2 Hours
Mathematics Elective- 3 Hours
Science Elective- 4 Hours
Literature Elective- 3 Hours
- CE100 Introduction to Christian Education
- MI100 Introduction to Christian Missions
- CM301 Preaching I
- CM402 Preaching II
- PS201 Principles of Counseling
- CD212 Ethical Issues in Counseling
- CM412 The Pastor As Administrator
- PC201 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
- PS404 Issues in Counseling
- PS321 Childhood Problems
- PS314 Spiritual Dimensions in Pastoral Counseling
- PC495 Practicum in Pastoral Counseling
- PS399 Stress Management
- PS424 Death and Dying
- PS414 Crisis Intervention