Pastoral leadership studies support the mission of the Department of Religion with the study of church mission in relation to the formation of pastoral leaders. In addition to selected studies in biblical literature, theology, ethics, and church history, students engage in disciplined theological reflection on pastoral ministry skills and field experiences to bridge theory and practice in anticipated areas of vocational and volunteer ministry.

Pastoral Leadership Studies Concentration Requirements

32 units

PLST 102 Introduction to Intercultural Studies 2 units
PLST 425 Narrative and Expository Preaching 3 units
PLST 430 Management in Christian Organizations 3 units
PLST 440 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3 units
PLST 461 Integrative Field Studies 3 units
Upper Division OT/NT/BINT Elective 3 units
CHIS Elective   3 units
Upper Division NT Elective 3 units
Upper Division OT Elective 3 units
Upper Division PHIL/THEO Electives 6 units

SOCS/MATH 265C is recommended for the core curriculum requirement in mathematics. One course in a biblical language and PLST 406 are recommended as electives.