Thank you for considering the Kern Ministry Education Program. This program is designed to prepare persons to become pastoral ministry leaders in the church. Students will experience a seamless 186-hour, five-year program culminating in a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries degree. (Requirements listed below.) A Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries will also be awarded as part of this program, dependent on each student's choice of electives.

Ministry practice domains are incorporated into the curriculum prior to the practical experience to prepare the student with depth and skills for pastoral work. Scholarships are also available for those students identified and accepted as Kern scholars who maintain a 3.5 gpa and will complete the entire program in five years.

The fifth year of the program is a 12-month residential internship at a church under the mentorship of a pastor specially chosen for the program.   

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (years 4 and 5)

Advanced Ministerial Formation Supervised Practical Ministry
Hermeneutics 3 Transition to Church 3
Biblical Theology 3 Corporate Spiritual Formation 3
Special Topics in Bible 3 Mentoring and Spiritual Direction 3
American Christianity 3 Pastoral Care 3
Special Topics in Christian History 3 Youth Ministry 3
Special Topics in Theology/History 3 Family Ministry 3
Theology of Ministry 3 Worship 3
Philosophy of Ministry 3 Mission and Church Health 3
Formation in Christian Practice 1 Leadership 3
Formation Through Spiritual Direction 1 Proclamation 3
    Multi-ethnic Ministry 3
    Pastoral Counseling 3

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