M.Div./M.Min. – Pastoral Ministry Emphasis

Pastoral work in local congregations remains one of the most visible manifestations of ministry. Even as Friends meetings and protestant churches evolve to meet the changing needs of congregants, pastoral work continues to require mature, thoughtful, theologically grounded ministers who are called to serve in this vital role.

Our Quaker understanding of Christian faith offers unique perspectives to this form of ministry, particularly aspects of spiritual formation and ecclesiology. Students who choose the pastoral ministry emphasis receive holistic training that develops emotional, spiritual and intellectual gifts. They are prepared for the rewarding and sometimes challenging work that comes from engaging people in churches and Friends meetings at a deep, personal level.

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Pastoral ministry emphasis courses 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.

Recent and Upcoming Pastoral Ministry Courses

2018 Spring M 326/326-B Prophetic Voices in Preaching residential and online
2018 May PM 250-T Work of the Pastor two-week intensive
2018 August PM 260-T Friends Pastor two-week intensive
2018 Fall & Spring PM 101-O Intro to Preaching online, year-long 
2018 Fall M 125 Preaching and Public Discourse residential
2018 Fall M 220-H Patterns of Worship weekend intensive
2018 Fall M 231-W Understanding Youth Ministry weekend intensive
2018 Fall  PM 150 Pastoral Spirituality residential
2018 Fall PM 231 Church's Mission in the World Community residential
2019 Spring M 213-W Music in the Church weekend intensive
2019 Spring M 2XX-W Missional Urban/Bivocational weekend intensive
2019 Spring M 241-O Ministry Across Generations online
2019 Spring PM 320 Theology and Preaching residential
2019 May PM 250-T Work of the Pastor two-week intensive
2019 May M 222-T Evangelism in a Postmodern Context two-week intensive

See complete course listings at Student Academic Services web site.


Recent and Upcoming Pastoral Ministry Conferences and Events

Students, prospective students and those interested in pastoral ministry should plan to attend the Annual ESR Pastors Conference. Contact ESR for details.