In today’s world, effective ministry involves more than just knowledge. The needs of those you serve are often complex and change over time. As a servant-minded, passionate individual eager to meet those needs, you can study at an accelerated pace under devoted scholar-practitioners across a variety of disciplines. They will give you the tools you need to act as a faithful participant for the cause of Christ.
Enter pastoral leadership with more training and experience than a standard ministry program. Through this program, you will engage in biblical and theological study grounded in Scripture. Additionally, you will gain practical skills for pastoring, such as conflict management, partnering with civic organizations and nonprofits, and functioning within established systems, especially in urban contexts. There are also two global learning opportunities based in Israel and Italy, which provide students excellent opportunities to explore the ancient world of Paul and the origins of the Christian story.
Lipscomb offers this cost-effective and convenient pathway for you to earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees while in residence at Lipscomb University. You will graduate after four years with a bachelor’s in Pastoral Leadership. Then, you will continue your education an additional year (i.e. 4+1) to finish the program. Upon completion of this program, you will begin ministry with your B.A. (79 credit hours), a master’s in Pastoral Studies (48 credit hours) and a minor in Business as Mission.
*This program is currently pending approval and is made possible by a generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation.