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This program is designed for students who sense God’s call to pastor an existing local church or plant a new one. Such ministry requires a solid foundation in Bible and Theology (45 hours), introductory courses in General Studies (30 hours) and competency in the skills required of a pastor (48 hours). This program includes individual mentoring.


Upon completion of this 4-year Pastoral Ministries program the student shall be able to:

  • demonstrate thoughtful personal philosophy of ministry rooted in Biblical theology and cognizant of contemporary culture;
  • demonstrate an understanding of God’s specific call with an awareness of the gifts, strengths, weaknesses and vulnerabilities they may bring to pastoral ministry;
  • exhibit an understanding of the Scriptures, Bible interpretation and Christian doctrines;
  • grow in spiritual disciplines and the development of a Christian worldview;
  • show an understanding of the many practical and theoretical aspects of vocational Christian ministry;
  • display a basic level of competence in the practical leadership, interpersonal and communication skills expected of pastors, and
  • demonstrate an exemplary godly lifestyle and an ongoing dependence on the enablement of the Holy Spirit.
30 semester hours
  • 3 Church Administration & Business
  • 3 Counselling Foundations I
  • 3 Preaching
  • 3 Leadership Development
  • 3 Local Church Leadership
  • 6 Pastoral Ministry Internship
  • 3 Pastoral Theology
  • 3 Religious Conversion
  • 3 Youth Communication

Nine of the required 123 credit hours must be completed on Summit Pacific College's Abbotsford campus or in another approved "face to face" context. The college will occasionally offer modular courses on the college campus in order to assist students in the completion of this requirement.


Bible and Theology - 15 courses or 45 semester hours

BIBL 113 C Hermeneutics BIBL 311 C Pauline Literature
BIBL 114 C Pentateuch THEO 321 C Pneumatology
BIBL 115 C Gospels THEO 323 C Doctrine I
BIBL 125 C Biblical Introduction THEO 324 C Doctrine II
BIBL 211 C Historical Lit. of the OT THEO 421 C NT Theology
BIBL 212 C Acts of the Apostles THEO 422 C Old Testament Theology
GREE 235 C Elementary NT Greek I Bible Elective
GREE 236 C Elementary NT Greek II  

Practics - 16 courses or 48 semester hours

BUSI 111 C Church Administration & Business RELS 334 C Leadership Development
RELS 132 C Introduction to Missions RELS 335 C Pastoral Internship
RELS 133 C Religious Conversion RELS 336 C Pastoral Internship
EDUC 142 C Principles of Teaching RELS 339 C Apologetics
RELS 234 C Preaching RELS 340 C Local Church Leadership
EDUC 241 C Youth Communicatio Practics (RELS) Elective
COUN 245 C Counselling Foundations I Practics (RELS) Elective
RELS 331 C Pastoral Theology  

General Studies - 10 courses or 30 semester hours

ENGL 102 C Academic &Theological Composition PHIL 210 C Ethics
ENGL 103 C Intro to Literature A HIST 260 C Church History
PHIL 105 C Intro to Philosophy RELS 332 C Christianity and Culture
PSYC 106 C Intro to Psychology SCIE 447 C Natural Science Survey
HIST 172 C History of Canadian Pentecostals General Studies Elective
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