Pastoral Ministries

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.

Why Pastoral Ministries at Cairn?

  • Prepare for pastoral ministry in a biblical community of committed Christians.
  • Take courses in homiletics to strengthen your preaching content and delivery.
  • Be discipled by seasoned pastors who share personal perspectives on life in ministry.
  • 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.
  • Take advantage of the University’s seminary-level resources in your undergraduate work.
  • Attend and complete an internship at a local church of your choosing.

Career Paths

  • Church ministry
  • Para-church ministry
  • Graduate studies
  • Christian education