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Pastoral Studies

Scripture tells us that he who desires the position of a pastor desires a good work. You have been sensing a call to ministry, not knowing exactly what that might be. Many of your mentors and friends have been encouraging you to consider the pastorate because they have seen your gifts and desire to serve God in this capacity. You know preparation is essential for effective ministry. The Pastoral Studies major at Clearwater Christian will provide the necessary tools for entry-level pastoral positions, to meet the prerequisites for further recommended seminary training, and to confirm Godís call in your life.

Why choose Pastoral Studies at Clearwater Christian?

  1. Experienced faculty with extensive experience in the pastorate, on the mission field, as church planters, and as popular conference and camp speakers

  2. Committed faculty with a high view of Scripture pointing students to the living Christ

  3. Lifelong friendships with faculty mentors and passionate classmates

  4. Nondenominationally centered with commitment to serve the entire Body of Christ

  5. Continually encouraged to answer the question "What does it mean to live out the gospel and to serve Christ in our day?"

Admissions Requirements

While there are no additional admissions requirements, those enrolling in the Pastoral Studies major are expected to maintain a minimum of a C average in their ministry and Bible classes. Pastoral Studies majors are also expected to have a calling to serve in a local church, to have a love for the Word of God and to desire to equip Christians to do the work of the ministry.

Unique Opportunities

Pastoral Studies majors enjoy opportunities to study abroad such as the 2008 trip to Greece, to participate annually in research excursions to the Scriptorium at the Holy Land Experience, and to view missions firsthand through annual overseas trips. On-campus seminary recruitment days each fall provide regular opportunities to investigate future continued educational training beyond the undergraduate experience. Recent department-driven Islamic community outreach allows hands-on experience with individuals from different cultures.

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Homiletics
  • Greek
  • Pastoral Care
  • Church Ministries
  • Pastoral Internship


Mr. Anthony Abell

Dr. Philip Burggraff

Mr. Robert Carver

In addition to those shown above Dr. Daniel Ebert is teaching classes included in the Pastoral Studies major.

What can I do with a major in Pastoral Studies?

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