International Baptist College & Seminary


Find out what you can do by adding a Pastoral Emphasis to your Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Christian Service degree.


About the Pastoral Emphasis

The Pastoral Emphasis is intended to prepare men pursuing a ministry in the pastorate, assistant pastorate, evangelism, youth work, or church planting. The student who completes the program should demonstrate a working knowledge of Biblical content and theological concepts, demonstrate a Biblical philosophy of life, have an appreciation of the historical development of Biblical Christianity, and be prepared to teach, preach, serve, and administer effectively.

According to the New Testament, pastoral leadership is the responsibility of men. Female applicants may be admitted into the Christian Service major but not to the Pastoral Emphasis.

Your Future

Potential careers you could pursue by earning a Bible and Christian Service degree with a Pastoral Empahsis include:

  • Bible Teacher
  • Camp Ministry Leader
  • Church Administrator
  • Church Planter
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Pastor


Graduate Studies

Many of our graduates continue their education in the Graduate School and Seminary. We offer degrees in:

Program Requirements

Degree Emphasis
Bible and Theology
General Education
Ministry Preparation
General Electives
Course Hours
GK 201 Elementary Greek 1 4
GK 202 Elementary Greek 2 4
HI 332 History of American Fundamentalism 2
MU 271 Church Music and Songleading 2
PR 273 Pastoral Internship 3
PR 321 Homiletics 1 2
PR 322 Homiletics 2 2
PR 421 Youth Work 2
PR 481 Church Business Management and Administration 2
PS 412 Biblical Counseling 2
PS 423 Family and Marriage 2
SP 202 Oral Interpretation for Church Ministry 3
Course Hours
BI 102 Hermeneutics 2
BI 103 Dispensationalism 2
BI 202 Foundations of New Testament Themes 2
BI 203 Foundations of Old Testament Themes 3
GK 301 Intermediate Greek 1 3
GK 302 Intermediate Greek 2 3
TH 102 The Theology of Sin and Salvation 2
TH 111 The Theology of the Bible, God, and Man 3
TH 202 The Theology of Angels, the Church, and Last Things 2
TH 211 The Theology of Jesus and the Holy Spirit 2
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
TH S0_ Theology Seminar 1
--- Approved Bible/Theology Electives 13
Course Hours
EN 101 or
EN 103
Introduction to College and English or
English Grammar and Composition
EN 102 or
EN 104
College Compostion or
English Composition
EN elec Literature Elective 3
HI 101 History of Civilization 1 3
HI 102 History of Civilization 2 3
HI 211 Church History 2
HI 212 Baptist History and Distinctives 2
MA 201 or
MA 202
Business Math or
Personal Finance
OR 101 College Success 1
PH 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
SC 201 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
SP 101 Fundamentals of Speech 3
Course Hours
ED 103 Fundamentals of Church Education 1
ED 152 Foundations of Teaching and Learning 1
MI 104 A History of Global Missions 1
PH 231 World Religions 3
PR 114 Personal Evangelism and Discipleship 1
PR 153 Personal Media and the Christian 1
PR 154 Mentoring 1
Course Hours

At least 11 hours of general elective courses must be completed. The student should consult his advisor regarding the choice of specific courses.

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Kristopher Endean, Ph.D.

Kristopher Endean earned his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from BJU Seminary. He serves as the Bible Department Head, as well as our Dean of Students. Dr. Endean has a passion for conservative Biblical scholarship and the desire to see that training extended around the globe.

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