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Studies in Pastoral Ministries - Undergraduate Courses

Pm-101 Pastoral Research and Writing
3 SH Credit 
Required to research the biographies of great men, pastors or missionaries who have contributed to the work of the Gospel ministry, such as D. L. Moody. The professor will assign the research books. A required course for all first year students.

Pm-104, Pm-205  In-Service Project - 3 SH Credit 
Allows the student to select an area of work in a local church and work under the direction of a local pastor. This requires the student to have on-the-job training and put into practice the things he learns in the classroom. This is a first and second year project.

Pm-105 Principles of Prayer - 3 SH Credit
Stimulates Christian to become prayer warriors.

Pm-106 Directed Reading - 1 – 3 SH Credit 
Pursues an area of Pastoral Ministry through reading books, periodicals and writings. He then presents his work to Bethany.  These readings are under the direction of an assigned professor.

Pm-201 Pastoral Ministry - 3 SH Credit 
An introduction to the pastoral ministry, which surveys the various aspects of the pastor’s work. It covers areas of practical knowledge needed by every pastor.

Pm-202 The Minister and His Mission - 3 SH Credit 
Approaches the minister’s work, his preaching, his personal life, and his relation to society.

Pm-203 Beginning Homiletics - 3 SH Credit 
A study of sermon preparation relating to the arrangement, introduction, body, and conclusion, of various types of sermons: textual, topical, expository, and doctrinal.

Pm-204 Pastoral Administration - 3 SH Credit 
Deals with the purpose and objectives of a church as well as its plans and organization. Attention will also be given to human, physical, and financial resources.

Pm-206 Church Organization - 3 SH Credit 
A study of the techniques of a working, organized church.

Pm-301 Bible Music - 3 SH Credit 
A study of music and musical instruments found in the Bible.  Students will look at its history and usage.

Pm-302 Church Music - 3 SH Credit 
A resident course and may be studied through the use of videocassettes(the student must purchase cassettes separately).  It is offered to aid the student in directing church music and setting up a vital music program in the local church.

Pm-303, Pm-403  In Service Project - 3 SH Credit 
Selects an area of church service in which he desires to work and serve. He works under the direction of a local pastor whereby he receives on-the-job training. This course is offered to third and fourth year students.

Pm-304 Practical Pastoring - 3 SH Credit 
Designed to help the ministerial student to effectively minister to his congregation in the fast paced society in which we live.

Pm-305 Directed Reading - 1 – 3 SH Credit 
Pursues an area in Pastoral Ministry through reading books, periodicals and writings. He then presents his work to Bethany.  These readings are under the direction of an assigned professor.

Pm-402 The Art of Preaching - 3 SH Credit 
A course in homiletics and is designed to look at the art of preaching and preparing to preach.

Pm-401 Church Administration - 3 SH Credit 
A study of the officers and duties of the local church.  The local church is analyzed in order to help the student get an overall look at the function of the local church.

Pm-402 Homiletics - 3 SH Credit 
An advanced course in homiletics and is designed to aid the student in sermon preparation.

Pm-404 Church Leadership - 3 SH Credit 
Designed to help the student understand the theological foundation and Biblical principles of church leadership.

Pm-405 Pastoral Counseling - 3 SH Credit 
A course designed to explore the area of pastoral counseling using a theological foundation and Biblical principles.

Pm-406 Youth Ministry - 3 SH Credit 
Designed to explore different areas of youth ministry.