This course introduces students to the role of the pastor as counselor in dealing with issues like pain, anxiety, grief, marital conflict and depression. Attention is given to legal and practical ramifications of counseling as well as the issues faced by the pastoral counselor seeking to find a balance between the clinical and the spiritual with the Bible as the final authority. Counseling skills like listening, empathy, problem definition and clarification, and use of the Bible will be discussed.

This course introduces students to the essential principles and skills in preparation and delivery of sermons that derive their message and authority from Scripture.

The main purpose of this course is to prepare the student both for his/her academic career as well as his/her future work by studying the biblical concept of calling and the mission of God as themes and frameworks with which to integrate one’s faith with study and work.  The fundamental idea of the course is that we cannot know our calling until we find our place in the mission of God.   The call of God is not just a call to ministry but a call to life and to the three main spheres of life: work, play and love.

This course will expose the student to the art and science of preaching.  The preparation of the preacher is no less important than the preparation of the sermon.  The course will thus examine the personal attributes and devotional life of the preacher; principles of communication; types of sermons and sermon preparation and delivery.

This course seeks to provide comprehensive concepts of Administrative management from different disciplines and how it relates to pastoral ministry. The course prepares students on how an organization is run, effective communication and interpersonal skills, importance of time management, building relationships, team work and different types of church leadership.