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Pastoral Ministries (BS)

Build a foundation of Bible, theology, ministry methods, and pastoral counseling for a lifetime of ministry.

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Why Pastoral Ministries?

Pastoral ministry requires a deep knowledge of the Bible, plus an understanding of preaching, counseling, and biblical leadership. Students in this program have the chance to develop close relationships with dedicated faculty members, learn practical skills in the domains of preaching and teaching, and receive the opportunity to explore several career paths within the church.

Pastoral Ministries at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Prepare for pastoral ministry in a biblical community of committed Christians.

Career Preparation

Take courses in homiletics to strengthen your preaching content and delivery.

Experienced Faculty

Be discipled by seasoned pastors who share personal perspectives on life in ministry.

Personalized Education

Customize your degree through electives in a variety of specialties: Bible and theology, church ministry, camping ministry, counseling, missions, pastoral ministry, youth ministry, or biblical languages.

Graduate School Preparation

Take advantage of the University's seminary-level resources in your undergraduate work.

Internship Opportunity

Attend and complete an internship at a local church of your choosing.

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Required Credits: 123

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • BIB 401 Wisdom Literature
    • BIB 461 Prophetic Literature
    • PMN 421 Church Administration Issues
    • PMN Homiletics
    • THE 401 Apologetics

Church ministry

Para-church ministry

Graduate studies

Christian education

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

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Bryan Murawski

Associate Professor, School of Divinity

Bryan Murawski is an Associate Professor for the school of Divinity at Cairn University. He previously served as a pastor for 15 years in NJ and MI. He frequently speaks at camps and retreats. Bryan is a father of four with his wife Janice, also a Cairn alumnus (’08).

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Don Cheyney

Professor of Church Ministries, School of Divinity

Dr. Don Cheyney teaches pastoral and church ministries, as well as Bible classes.

During his time at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney has served in various leadership capacities, including director of the Pastoral Studies program, director of the Church Ministries program, and dean of the former School of Church and Community Ministries.

Prior to serving at Cairn, Dr. Cheyney spent 19 years as a pastor, serving three churches with Village Missions. While in seminary, he also served as a part-time associate pastor of Christian education.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Nathaniel Brodish

I have found myself connecting with all my professors inside and outside the classroom. And the scholarship among the professors is advanced, so the curriculum that I am learning is definitely an education that is worth getting!

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