It has become apparent over the past couple decades that there are considerable numbers of pastors leading churches in the Bay Area without formal training. In an effort to meet this need the (BST) had created a three tiered program that begins with a 6 course Certificate Program that can earn units toward a 20 course BA Equivalency program that can earn units towards a Master of Divinity degree.
The details follow:
3 TRACKS in MINISTERIAL TRAINING
1-year certificate program
3-year B.A. Equivalency program
6-year B.A. Equivalency and MDiv program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Certificate in Ministerial Studies
Is three years too long? Then take 6 courses from the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Equivalency
Curriculum for a 1-year certificate, for example:
Old Testament Preaching/worship
New Testament Leadership
Theology Pastoral Care
B.A. Equivalency in Ministerial Studies
- 20 courses offered over 3 years
- B.A. equivalency to be approved by;
- BST upon approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
- Dual Track: B.A. Equivalency and Master of Divinity (MDiv
Berkeley School of Theology upon approval from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
Dual Track: B.A. Equivalency and Master of Divinity (MDiv)
- 46 courses offered over 6 years
- All course work recognized and accredited by ATS
- Courses geared toward the working student: nights, weekends, and intensives (or in)
- Daytime cohorts
- B.A. Equivalency courses offered at a significantly reduced rate
- Dual track the equivalent of 1 full year of shared course work
B.A. Equivalency Program
20 courses offered over 3 years
|Old Testament||Christian Education|
|New Testament||Social Justice Ministries|
|Theological Writing||Baptist or Denominational Polity|
|Church Administration and Accounting||Theology I (Philosophy)|
|Social Ethics||Theology II (and the Sciences)|
|Church and Culture||History of Religion|
|Theology and the Sciences||Anthropology/Sociology (statistics)|
|Preaching and Worship||Spiritual and Personal Formation|
|Pastoral Care||Introduction to Psychology|
Total Course Requirements 60 Units
Master of Divinity Program
26 courses offered over 3 years
Total Course Requirements – 78 Units
Total Dual Track Course Requirements – 138 units
Interested in this program? Apply now!
INTERESTED IN THIS PROGRAM? APPLY NOW!
For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 841-1905 ext 229.