Pastoring Christ’s church is a profound call—one that can only come through the Spirit of God and that must be affirmed by the people of God. From there, the Spirit must continue his work—and so must the pastor-in-making. This is where Westminster seeks to serve.
Years To Complete
111 credit hours, Westminster’s full curriculum
3 years of intensive on-campus training
Study of and exegesis in the biblical languages
300+ hours of focused character-shaping mentoring from Westminster faculty
80% of classes at 25 or fewer
Small group lunches with faculty twice a week
Monthly cohort meals in faculty homes and other venues
Guaranteed 1-year pastoral residency
14+ preaching opportunities
Urban ministry experiences
International missions and study opportunities
Each discipline derives its content and methodology from Scripture and therefore necessarily draws on—and informs—all other disciplines.
Intro to New Testament
Intro to Old Testament
OT History & Theology 1
OT History & Theology 2
Poetry and Wisdom
Acts and Pauline Epistles
Hebrews to Revelation
Introduction to Systematic Theology
Doctrine of God
Doctrine of Man
Doctrine of Christ
Doctrine of the Church
Doctrine of Salvation
Introduction to Apologetics
Principles of Christian Apologetics
Church in the Modern Age
Introduction to Pastoral Theology and Ministry
Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
Theology and Practice of Preaching
Theology of Evangelism and Missions
Evangelism and Missions in the Local Church
Foundations of Leadership
Practices of Leadership
Expository Preaching from the New Testament
Expository Preaching from the Old Testament
Exposition & Sermon Delivery
Our expert faculty are personally invested in helping you prepare for life and ministry as a pastor.
Mentoring opportunities include:
2x per week small group lunches with faculty
Monthly cohort meals in faculty homes
Weekly prayer groups with faculty
Travel with faculty in field experiences
Each student will have the opportunity to participate in educational travel and service opportunities near and far.
Urban Ministry / Campus Ministry
Mission Field Trip with Faculty
Local Church Covenant
Pulpit Supply Program (Year 3)
Pastoral Residency (Year 4)
Westminster is committed to making sure that admitted students are able to afford its programs through scholarships and network support programs. We will work and pray with you to seek the Lord’s provision if you don’t think you can afford our tuition. We encourage you to apply if you believe that Westminster is the best place to prepare you for service in the Lord’s kingdom.
The MDiv Pastoral Fellows requires 111 credit hours over four years. The program includes three years of on-campus academic study followed by a one-year pastoral residency.
No. The Pastoral Fellows program is offered only for those who are able to commit to full-time residential study.
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