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BA in Pastoral Ministry

 

Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

You can learn practical methods and biblical reflection skills to be a pastor

When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from Moody Bible Institute, you prepare to lead a church anywhere in the world. You’ll gain the foundational skills to help you pastor a congregation. Learn practical methods for preaching, leadership, and effective pastoral care. You can get a blend of biblical reflection and practical emphasis that develops a set of skills to help you be effective in ministry.

The Pastoral Ministry program also offers interdisciplinary tracks in the Biblical Preaching and Ministry to Women programs.

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What you’ll study in the Pastoral Ministry program

As you study, you’ll:

  • Learn the principles and dynamics for effective congregational leadership
  • Form and deliver expository messages
  • Articulate your philosophy of pastoral ministry
  • Put what you learn into practice during your PCM and internship
  • Develop skills in staff relations and self-care
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Meet your Pastoral Ministry program head

Study with Dr. John Koessler, program head of Pastoral Ministry. He’ll teach you from his years of church ministry and academic experience.

Dr. John Koessler

Dr. John Koessler

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Jobs you can get with a Pastoral Ministry degree

When you graduate with a BA in Pastoral Ministry you’ll have the practical skills necessary for a wide variety of pastoral positions. Serve as a:

  • Head pastor
  • Teacher
  • Youth pastor
  • Family pastor
  • Associate pastor
  • Worship pastor
  • Evangelism and outreach pastor
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Financial Aid

Every class in your degree is paid for by the Chicago Tuition Grant, so tuition is worry-free. Every Chicago undergraduate student is awarded this grant, worth up to $10,000 a year. You’re only responsible to pay the remaining amount for room and board, fees, and costs—making a Moody degree the best value in Christian education. Find out how to defray the remaining costs with scholarships, grants, student loans, student employment, and veterans benefits.

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