This course examines the ministry of the pastor in three areas: preparation, responsibilities, and relationships. In the unit on preparation, we study a pastor’s qualifications, devotional life, and personal life. A unit on responsibilities analyzes a pastor’s role in preaching and teaching, worship, pastoral care, leading, training, forming cell groups, and special services. The final unit examines a pastor’s relationships with lay leaders, staff, work, and calling. This is a principle-centered study to lay a lifelong foundation for pastoral ministry.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1.Explain how pastors’ calls, characters, and gifts prepare them for ministry. 2.Analyze the relationship of pastors’ devotional and personal lives to ministry. 3.Summarize principles to guide pastors in preaching and teaching.4.Describe the pastoral role of worship in the church.5.Examine the issues and principles related to pastoral care.6.Explain the balance between the pastoral roles of leading and training.7.Understand and appreciate the dynamics and effectiveness of cell group formation. 8.Acquire the basic steps and recognize the purpose of special services in the church.9.Summarize principles for relating to lay leaders and staff.10.Identify keys for maintaining rhythm and passion in ministry.
Mode of Study
•Lecture•Video•Student interaction •Hands on
•50 objective multiple choice questions•Online or pencil and paper•Passmark 70%