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Master of Ministry

Experience, Scripture, and Ministry Driven

You are engaged and experienced in pastoral ministry. You want to sharpen your biblical knowledge and practical skills. You need a program that balances theological scholarship and practical hands on training that will equip you with skills you can immediately apply to your ministry.

Credit Hours

Accessible and Practical 

This 30-credit hour Master of Ministry program is designed for those who already know what it is like to serve in ministry, this program will enhance your biblical communication, spiritual formation, as well as leadership, analysis, and administrative skills. In addition, you have the opportunity to complete this degree in just two years on campus or online!

Select Your Ministry Track

You were designed by God with specific abilities and interests. At BBS, you can hone in on the areas that will help you reach your individual goals. Select a concentration that will prepare you in your current and future ministry.

Pastoral Ministry Track

The Pastoral Ministry Track is designed for men who are preparing for pastoral ministry roles in a local church and other ministry professions that would lead toward ordination (1 Timothy 3; Titus 1).

General Ministry Track

The General Ministry Track is designed for men and women who are preparing for non-pastoral ministry roles in the church and parachurch organizations that would not lead toward ordination.

Your Courses

Choose to earn your degree on campus, online or a combination of both. These formats are designed to work with your schedule, allowing you to choose the method of learning that works best for you and your goals.

You can complete the coursework for your  degree entirely online.
Or you can experience once-a-week classes that meet weekly on the nationally recognized beautiful campus of Clarks Summit University.

You may also be able to complete select courses in a two week module. Modules are full courses concentrated into two weeks of on-campus study throughout the year; they may require work before and after the course on your own. On-campus housing and meal plans are available.


M.Min. Pastoral Track Courses

30 credit hours ▪ All courses are three credits unless noted otherwise. 

24 required credits
 and 6 elective credits

Bible and Theology Courses—9 credits 

OT500 Introduction to Old Testament & Old Testament Literature 

NT501 Introduction to New Testament & New Testament Literature 

TH531 God’s Plan for the Ages 

Life and Ministry Courses—9 credits

PT510 Pastoral Ministry Skills 

PT520 Theology and Practice of Worship

Choose One Course: PT512 Principles of Spiritual Formation or PT500 Training Ministries of the Church or PT800 The Theology & Practice of Family

Preaching Courses—3 credits  

Choose One Course: PT611 Preaching the Old Testament or PT612 Preaching the New Testament

Church and Culture Courses—3 credits

Choose One Course: MI815 World Ministry and the Local Church or PT509 Evangelism and the Growing Church or PT609 Contemporary Cultural Engagement or TH809 Introduction to Apologetics

Elective Courses—6 credits 

Online Program
Start Dates

March 8, 2021
May 10, 2021
August 16 & 23, 2021
October 18, 2021


Sharpen your skills. Reach your goals. 

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M.Min. student


The M.Min. program has enhanced my study of the Bible and given me a greater knowledge of truth. In-depth delving into the Word has helped me be able to better communicate God’s truth. Classes have equipped me to be more effective in ministry.

Program Highlights 

  • Powerful discounts are available to help reduce your tuition costs.
  • Courses are crafted to meet unique challenges in ministry and will challenge you to bring your experience to the table and to take your ministry to the next level.
  • Experience life on-campus with residential classes.
  • Take advantage of on-campus living or accommodations in the nearby region.

Further Your Ministry without Leaving Your Ministry

With online learning you will not have to be present during specific times, making this online degree truly flexible to work with your schedule.

Join Our Community

Mentorship and community are hallmarks of a BBS education, and you’ll experience that culture in both our online and residential programs. Expect to find the support, encouragement and advice you need to reach your goals.


complete your degree in as little as two years

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