Programs in the Pastoral Training Department

Churches today need pastors, assistant pastors, and youth pastors to care for the spiritual needs of people. If you think God is leading you to be a pastor, pursue that goal. The Apostle Paul said that it is a "good work" (1 Timothy 3:1). Serving as a pastor is a great opportunity to win people to Christ and help them grow in their Christian faith.

Faith specializes in training pastors. Hundreds of men pastoring churches today studied at Faith. The Pastoral Training Department will equip you to serve as a pastor, an assistant pastor, or a youth pastor.

Faith offers three options in Pastoral Training.
• Pastoral major with a Biblical Counseling minor
• Pastoral major with a Greek minor
• Pastoral major with a Biblical Counseling and Greek minor

Core Courses in Pastoral Training

• Church Administration
• Pastoral Theology
• Introduction to Homiletics
• Homiletics I, II
• Pastoral Counseling

• Church Planting and Church Growth
• Principles of Bible Teaching
• Music and Worship
• Serving on the Pastoral Staff


Biblical Counseling Minor
Children, youth, and adults face increasing difficulties and pressures today. They are looking for answers. An important part of a pastor's ministry is counseling people and helping them find answers to their problems from the Scriptures. In this minor you will take 17 hours of Biblical Counseling courses to learn how to use the Scriptures to help people face their challenges and problems. You will be prepared to make a spiritual impact in their lives.
Specialized Courses in the Biblical Counseling Minor

• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Methods of Biblical Counseling
• Crisis Counseling
• Counseling Adolescents

• Ministry to the Aging
• Marriage and Family Counseling
• Biblical Counseling Practicum


Greek Minor
If you want to gain an in-depth understanding of the New Testament to aid in your preaching, you will want to consider this program. It includes 8 hours of homiletics and 12 hours of Greek. The Greek training will help you understand the Bible more accurately so you can better relate it to your people. With this kind of training you will have the tools to study the Word and to preach effectively. This course of study is an excellent preparation for seminary training.
Specialized Courses in the Greek Minor
 
• Greek I, II, III, IV

Biblical Counseling and Greek Minor
For a complete program in pastoral training, you can combine 17 hours of Biblical counseling with 12 hours of Greek into a double minor. This combination gives you a thorough education in counseling and in the Greek language so you are prepared to pastor with confidence and to help people change according to God's Word. This course of study is an excellent preparation for seminary training.
Specialized Courses in the Biblical Counseling and Greek Minor

• Foundations of Biblical Counseling
• Methods of Biblical Counseling
• Crisis Counseling
• Counseling Adolescents

• Ministry to the Aging
• Marriage and Family Counseling
• Biblical Counseling Practicum
• Greek I, II, III, IV




Events

Youth Conference

April 17–19

Pastor David Tebbenkamp will challenge teens to live Unashamed.

Walton Lecture Series

April 23-25

Dr. Roy Beacham from Central Baptist Theological Seminary will present this year's Walton Lecture Series on the topic of "Those Pesky Prophets: Toward a Clearer Understanding of Old Testament Prophecy."

Commencement Services

May 8, 9

Join graduates, family, and friends for our special Commencement events.