Pastoral Theology &


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B.D.B. in Pastoral Theology & Missions

(Bachelor’s Degree in Bible)

Prepare yourself to be able to plant a Christ-centered church wherever the Lord calls you to go!

When you receive your Bachelor’s Degree in Bible with a double minor of Pastoral Theology and Missions you will be prepared to plant a church that is focused on accomplishing the Great Commission. This degree requires you to learn pastoral procedures, but also how to minister in a different culture and establish a church rooted in the Gospel and not American culture. The professors in this course are individuals who have experience in stateside and foreign mission fields.

Your Pastoral Theology And Missions Degree Will Teach You

  • A practical knowledge of the pastoral duties and ministries of the local church.
  • A practical knowledge of the Great Commission as an evangelistic and disciple-making command from Christ.
  • How to effectively communicate biblical truth in preach and/or teaching settings.
  • Be able to understand and properly minister in a different culture.
  • Have an understanding of how to plant a church whether it is stateside or in a different country.

Meet Your Department Chair

You will have the incredible opportunity to study with experienced and educated professionals specializing in specific areas related to your degree. Your advisor will guide you on what classes to take throughout your time here at Southeastern and teach some of your courses. Dr. Clark is an admired professor who is loved by our students.

Dr. Austin Clark

Featured Courses in this Degree

LA 311, 312- Greek I, II

The fundamentals of New Testament Greek including vocabulary, conjugation, and some syntax. The student will be doing some translation in the book of 1 John by the end of the second semester. 

MI 201, 202- Philosphy & Theology of Missions I, II

A study of Biblical Theology that makes clear the Christian’s authority and responsibility to evangelize the world and provides the student a basis to formulate a philosophy of missions that leads to a successful ministry.

MI 211- Local Church Philosophy for World Missions

This course deals with the philosophy of the local church in world missions and the obligatory nature of the Great Commission upon the local church.

MI 310- Cross-Cultural Communications

This course is designed to equip prospective missionaries for life and ministry through adaptation to another culture that expresses itself in a foreign language, value system, set of religious beliefs, and way of life. This course focuses on crossing cultural barriers.

PT 311, 312- Homiletics I, II

Instruction in the preperation and delivery of sermons. The second semester is spent in supervised preperation and delivery of sermons along with continued instruction in theory and methods.