Pastoral Ministry Concentration – Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

The Pastoral Ministry Concentration is designed to equip the student with the skills necessary to facilitate ministries effectively in the local church by providing biblical and theological instruction with practical application for church and church-related leadership roles.

Courses for this program are available on-campus and online.

While every degree program does allow for “some” customization to meet your own specific educational goals, there are several fixed components that are a part of every degree.  Each degree program includes the following: general education core, a Biblical studies component, essential core courses for the second major and required course for the chosen concentration.


“The school’s gospel-centered approach redirected my attention from wanting information about the Bible to wanting the God of the Bible. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity I had to learn from the incredible faculty of John Wesley University. John Wesley University taught me how to pastor my church. The faculty’s focus on the holiness of every individual Christian will prepare you to lead your church into the uncertain future. I am amazed at how many times I quote my former professors when teaching the Bible. You may arrive to the University to learn, but you will leave transformed. The faculty’s availability to assist each student individually sets John Wesley University apart from larger universities. The individual care and attention makes the transition to higher education stress-free. After your first class you will feel like John Wesley University is home”. Chris Cornette – Associate Pastor, 1st Baptist Church, Venice, FL

Career Opportunities

Senior Pastor, Assistant Pastor, Local Police Chaplain (may involve additional training) Evangelistic Ministries, Private school chaplain

Pastoral Ministry Concentration Core Courses

PM321 Preaching 1

PM322 Preaching II

PM332 Pastoral Methods

PM431 Church Leadership and Management

PS151 Principles of Christian Counseling

MI399/499 Internship

Contact Dr. John Lindsey

- Dean, John Wesley School of Divinity