Faithful to the Word
Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership prepares the student for a vibrant pastoral ministry.
Faithfulness to the Word and its leadership principles are the foundation for the student’s study.
The Expository Preaching and Church Ministry program provides a great foundation in theology, combined with learning about the tasks that will come with working in a church setting.
|General Studies||36 Credits|
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|EN 102||English Composition II||3|
|HS 105||Ancient Near Eastern History||3|
|HU 421||Great Books Seminar I||3|
|HU 422||Great Books Seminar II||3|
|MA —||Math Elective||3|
|PH 103||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PH 108||Worldview Analysis||3|
|PH 311||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PH 321||Religion in the Public Square||3|
|PS 101||Introduction to Pyschology||3|
|PS 221||Marriage and the Family||3|
|Ministry Studies||6 Credits|
|MS 101||Introduction to Christian Missions||3|
|MS 105||Personal Evangelism||3|
|Biblical & Theological Studies||51 Credits|
|BL 101||Old Testament Survey I||3|
|BL 102||Old Testament Survey II||3|
|BL 151||New Testament Survey I||3|
|BL 152||New Testament Survey II||3|
|HS 201||Church History I||3|
|HS 202||Church History II||3|
|HS 305||Baptist History||3|
|LN 231||Greek I||3|
|LN 232||Greek II||3|
|LN 321||Hebrew I||3|
|LN 322||Hebrew II||3|
|TH 211||Christian Theology I||3|
|TH 212||Christian Theology II||3|
|TH 311||Christian Theology III||3|
|BL —||Restricted Electives:
Choose any two Bible courses at the 200-400 level.
|Major Studies||30 Credits|
|CE 101||Introduction to Christian Education||3|
|CE 111||Introduction to Family Ministry||3|
|CE 238||Leadership Principles and Practices||3|
|CN 101||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|PR 205||Preaching I||3|
|PR 206||Preaching II||3|
|PR 401||Advanced Expository Preaching||3|
|PW 315||Pastoral Ministry & Leadership||3|
|TH 331||World Religions||3|
|WL 181||Introduction to Worship for the Evangelical Church||3|
|General Electives||6 Credits|
|Total Degree Hours||129 Credits|
- Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to preach and/or teach Scripture clearly and passionately so as to engage the mind and move the heart.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an advanced ability to prepare and deliver expository sermons.
- Students will be able to describe and defend the biblical qualifications and practical responsibilities of week to week pastoral ministry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Students who decide to pursue a degree in expository preaching and church leadership will be equipped and trained to serve the local church as a pastor who helps lead the church by preaching. In addition to preaching, this program also prepares graduates to faithfully serve the church they lead by pastoring well.
Dr. Brian Payne serves as our primary preaching professor and will work closely with students interested in this program.
You can meet Dr. Payne and the rest of our faculty here.
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.