Academic Programs

Pastoral Ministry

Phil Baisley
Phil Baisley, Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies

Studies in pastoral ministry prepare students for work in local congregations. A Quaker understanding of the Christian faith offers unique contributions to this form of ministry, particularly around areas of spiritual formation and ecclesiology. Students receive holistic training that attends to their intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and relational growth as they develop the skill sets necessary for effective ministry in churches and meetings. Courses in this area include: Pastoral Spirituality; Work of the Pastor, the Friends Pastor; the Pastor and Religious Education; Introduction to Preaching; the Church’s Mission in the World Community; and Church Administration.

Upcoming Courses

For up-to-date listings, see the Academic Services page.

2015 Year-long PM 120-O Intro to Preaching online
2015 Fall PM 150-O Pastoral Spirituality online
2015 Fall PM 231 Church's Mission in World Community residential
2016 May PM 250-T Work of the Pastor two-week intensive
2016 August PM 261-T Pastor and Religious Education two-week intensive
2016 Fall PM 150 Pastoral Spirituality residential

Pastoral Ministry Course Descriptions

Recent and Upcoming Conferences

2015 Annual ESR Pastors Conference, October 5, 2015: Bivocational Pastoral Ministry

2014 Annual ESR Pastors Conference, September 29, 2014: Faith Beyond Belief

Past Conferences