The Master of Ministry and the Doctor of Ministry degrees with a Concentration in Pastoral Ministry are designed to give the student a Biblical foundation for Christian service in the pulpit ministry or pastoring.


The objectives of these programs are basic to the Institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the seminary division in particular.

The Master of Ministry with a Concentration in Pastoral Ministry is the first step in achieving the Doctor of Ministry degree. This program is built around a core of courses in Bible and Pastoral Ministry.


Prerequisite for enrollment in this program is an earned Bachelor of Arts degree (concentration in Pastoral Ministry), or its equivalent from Bethany or an acceptable college.


To receive this degree, the student must complete the following 36-semester hour program of specified courses beyond the Bachelor’s level:

Bi-511      Introduction to the Old Testament – 3SH
Bi-505     Mosaic Writing – 3SH
Ph-503    Advanced Hermeneutics – 3SH
Bi-506     Romans – 3SH
Pm-502   Church Ministry – 3SH
Cc-606    Christian Counseling – 3SH
Th-503    Christian Theology – 3SH
Pm-505   Directed Reading – 3SH
Pm-503   Pastoral Workshop – 3SH
Pm-602   Pastoral Leadership – 3SH
Pm-603   Advanced Homiletics – 3SH
Pm-504   Independent Research – 3SH

Total                                                   36SH

Successful completion of the required work in this Master of Ministry. program prepares the student for enrollment into the Doctor of Ministry degree with a Concentration in Pastoral Ministry.