What to Study
According to Ephesians 4:11, evangelists, pastors, and teachers have been appointed in the Church to prepare God’s people for works of service for the building up of the Body of Christ. The focus of pastoral ministry strives to meet the needs for training the personnel to fill these offices. Students are assisted in becoming competent ministers within the community of faith through the development of knowledge, attitudes, skills, and spiritual formation. The goal of such training is to enable students to equip lay people in the local church for works of ministry based on the Great Commission.
Livets Ord Theological Seminary offers training for pastoral ministry especially through the following courses and programs:
Master of Divinity Pastors’ Concentration is the foundational degree for practical ministry; this program prepares students for effective ministry as pastors, church associates, evangelists, chaplains...
Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Major combined with Pastoral Ministry Minor gives a solid foundation in the New Testament, whilst at the same time introducing students to the fundamental areas of pastoral work and providing opportunities for practical training.
Diploma in Pastoral Ministry focuses especially on aspects of Christian leadership and on theology in a practical context.
Internet courses offer a flexible way to study wherever in the world you find yourself. Amongst the courses offered by Livets Ord Theological Seminary
, and especially highly valued by pastors around the globe is Dr. Ulf Ekman’s “Christian Leadership”.