The Pastoral Ministry Concentration trains and prepares students to shepherd, preach, teach, administrate, and give pastoral guidance and direction in either church or parachurch ministries while developing strong leadership characteristics, a disciplined Spirit-filled life and the ability to effectively minister biblical principles from a pastoral perspective. On-campus students also get to learn to lead, equip, and teach others by putting into practice what they learn in their classes through our on-site church, New Hope West. Our students have gone directly into pastoral leadership roles, marketplace leadership roles, and graduate programs and are successfully influencing others for the glory of God.
“The professor was passionate about the subject and that came through in the assignments, lectures, and extra meetings that he had with students.”
You’ll Learn From
Receive hands-on mentoring and ministry training from instructors who combine a mastery of subject matter, along with engaging teaching techniques and a passion for serving Jesus to better equip students for the ministry and marketplace.
Dr. Wayne Cordeiro
Pastor Aaron Cordeiro
Dr. Donald Grafton
Dr. Guy Higashi
Pastor Chris Kiriakos
Pastor Steve Kenny
Available to all degrees, the practicum serves as a hands-on learning experience in diverse ministry fields. Students are able to hone their skills in live situations as well as grow in numerous other skills. Through partnering with our on-sight church, New Hope West, students are able to experience ministry and develop their talents in a wide variety of areas.
"Through this “Lab Church,” NHCC students are experiencing both academic excellence and hands-on ministry leadership day in and day out. In faith and alongside seasoned veterans, they are serving, leading, building teams, learning to resolve conflict, organizing for growth, and most importantly, learning to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit."
Read the Bible for all it's worth!
Check out this article written by our Vice President of Academics, Donald Grafton. This article explains the three keys to reading your Bible for all it is worth based on our class, Exegetical Practicum.