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B.A./B.Th. Pastoral Leadership

BA BTh Pastoral Leadership

Overview

Our standard for pastoral ministry training, this program includes over 100 hours of ministry formation experience plus an additional 8-month internship to enable students to enter pastoral ministry competent and prepared. Those wishing to graduate with the B.Th. designation must additionally complete two courses in biblical languages (Hebrew I or Greek I, and Hebrew 2 or Greek 2).

Duration: 32 months*

*Month duration is estimated on average full-time completion rates of 10 courses per 8-month period. Actual completion rates vary based on individual student course loads.

Bi-Vocational Customizable Programming (3+1 option)

Horizon’s 3+1 programming allows students to CUSTOMIZE their Christian studies or ministry preparation with approved training from a variety of educational institutions. The 3+1 Option requires 34 credits. See the Program Sheets below for information on the required course lists.

First Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 34

Intro to Theology

Theology – T101
3 credits
| Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the Old Testament

Bible – B110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to the New Testament

Bible – B115
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Bible Study Methods

Bible – B119
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Luke-Acts

Bible – B266
3 credits | Prerequisites: B115 or B119

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Personal & Christian Life Management

General – G144
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Worldviews & Contemporary Culture

General – G143
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Foundations in Leadership

General – G149
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Spiritual Formation

Professional – P146
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Intro to Christian Mission

Professional – P160
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 1)

Professional – P151
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 1)

Professional – P152
1 credit | Prerequisites: P151

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Portfolio Fall Lab 1

General – G101
1 credit | Prerequisites: none

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Portfolio Winter Lab 1

General – G102
1 credit | Prerequisites: G101

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Second Year Courses

Theology I

Theology – T220
3 credits | Prerequisites: T101

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Theology II

Theology – T221
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220

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Pentateuch

Bible – B220
3 credits| Prerequisites: B110 or B119

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Epistles Elective

Bible
3 credits | Prerequisites: B115 & B119

History of the Christian Era

General – G110
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ethics and Morality

General – G230
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

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Communication Skills

General – G209
3 credits | Prerequisites: B119

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Intro to Pastoral Life & Leadership

Professional – P221
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Introduction to Family Ministries

Professional – P272
3 credits | Prerequisites: none
PAOC credential requirement

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 2)

Professional – P251
1 credit | Prerequisites: P152

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 2)

Professional – P252
1 credit | Prerequisites: P251

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Portfolio Fall Lab 2

General – G201
1 credit | Prerequisites: G102

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Portfolio Winter Lab 2

General – G202
1 credit | Prerequisites: G201

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Technology and Communication for Ministry

General – G360
3 credits | Prerequisites: G209

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Third Year Courses

Total Credits Required: 37

Holy Spirit & the Church

Theology – T311
3 credits
| Prerequisites: T220 & T221

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Theology Elective

Theology
3 credits | Prerequisites: T220 & T221

Old Testament History

Bible – B320
3 credits | Prerequisites: B110 & B119

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Poetry, Wisdom, Apocalyptic Literature Elective

Bible
3 credits

Reason & Christian Belief

General – G330
3 credits | Prerequisites: G143

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Denominational History & Thought Elective

General
3 credits | Prerequisites: G110

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Pastoral Care and Counselling

Professional – P425
3 credits | Prerequisites: P221

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Coaching to Empower Others for Strategic Growth

Professional – P328
3 credits | Prerequisites: G149

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Homiletics (Preaching)

Professional – P302
3 credits | Prerequisites: G209 & B119
PAOC credential requirement

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Models of Ministry

Professional – P369
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Ministry Formation (Fall, Year 3)

Professional – P351
1 credit | Prerequisites: P252

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Ministry Formation (Winter, Year 3)

Professional – P352
1 credit | Prerequisites: P351

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Portfolio Fall Lab 3

General – G301
1 credit | Prerequisites: G202

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Portfolio Winter Lab 3

General – G302
1 credit | Prerequisites: G301

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Indigenous Ministry

Professional – P293
3 credits | Prerequisites: none

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Fourth Year Courses + Internship

Total Credits Required: 27

Finance, Governance & Administration

General – G467
3 credits | Prerequisites: first year of studies

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Leadership Theory and Practice

Professional – P422
3 credits | Prerequisites: G149
PAOC credential requirement

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Training Leaders in Ministry Organizations

Professional – P431
3 credits | Prerequisites: G149

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Integrative Seminar with Portfolio

Professional – G407
3 credits | Prerequisites: See program sheet

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Internship

6 credits | Prerequisites: P302 & P221

Internship

6 credits | Prerequisites: P302 & P221

Biblical Communication

Bible – B490
3 credits | Prerequisites: P302

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The courses for this program can be scheduled in different ways. The above is an example of what this program could look like.

Course Schedule

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