Programs

Serving the Lord as an assistant pastor or a youth pastor is a great privilege and responsibility. You will have the opportunity to make a spiritual impact on many people, especially teenagers.

Faith offers three options in the Assistant Pastor program.
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Youth minor
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Music minor
• The Assistant Pastor major with a Youth and Music minor


Core Courses in the Assistant Pastor Training Program

• Introduction to Local Church Ministries
• Principles of Bible Teaching
• Introduction to Homiletics

• Homiletics I
• Preaching to Youth
• Serving on the Pastoral Staff

Youth Minor
Do you remember a youth leader or youth pastor who was instrumental in your life? You can have that same impact in teens' lives today. Teens need to have a godly role model who is grounded in the Word to help them navigate their way through these years. This minor will give you a thorough training in Bible and theology along with practical ministry courses and real-time experience in youth work.

Specialized Courses in the Youth Minor

• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Youth Foundations
• Youth Programming
• Counseling Adolescents
• Administering Christian Education

• Methods of Biblical Counseling
• Christian Education of Youth
• Music and Worship
• Seminar in Youth Issues


Music Minor
If you have musical talents and sense the Lord wants you to serve as an assistant pastor, consider this minor. It offers 32 hours of music theory and practical application to equip you for church ministry. The solid Bible education you receive will help you establish and lead a music program that honors the Lord. This program also includes an internship to give you experience in the ministry of an assistant pastor.

Specialized Courses in the Music Minor

• Music Theory I, II
• Elementary Conducting
• Advanced Conducting
• Church Music Administration

• Choral Methods
• Hymnology
• Applied Music
• Ensemble


Youth and Music Minor
Many churches today are looking for a youth pastor who can also lead the music program. This minor includes a strong emphasis in music that equips you to lead congregational singing, choirs, and ensembles. The assistant pastor emphasis provides training in youth ministry, preaching, and serving on the pastoral team. This combination gives you the tools you need to minister with confidence.   

Specialized Courses in the Youth and Music Minor

• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Methods of Biblical Counseling
• Youth Foundations
• Youth Programming
• Christian Education of Youth
• Counseling Adolescents

• Seminar in Youth Issues
• Music Theory I, II

• Elementary Conducting
• Advanced Conducting
• Church Music Administration
• Choral Methods
• Hymnology
• Applied Music
• Ensemble



Events

Handbell Concert

October 24

Join us for an enjoyable concert featuring the solo handbell artistry of Christine Anderson.

Fall Bible Conference

November 3-7

Faith Board members and other personnel explore the theme For Our Admonition—Lessons from the Old Testament.

Impact Youth Conference

November 8–Owatonna, Minnesota

Bring your teens to a full day of activities and spiritual challenge.