WHAT IS THE PASTORAL TRAINING?

The Pastoral Training program is a three-year program designed to prepare students for church ministry leadership while gaining a deeper knowledge of the Scriptures. Students in this program will learn how to pastor the body of Christ, prepare church services, and preach behind the pulpit. ETS offers a holistic track that emphasizes theory and praxis for the future leaders of the global church.

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 MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

 

 CHURCH INTERNSHIPS 

 

 DEVOTIONS 

 

 STUDENT LED SERVICES 

 
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Our students have opportunities at ETS to put theory into practice.  A deeper understanding of sacraments learned in the classroom, for instance, can be applied immediately directly through class projects and spiritual life activities. Ministerial experience on campus includes training in special services, like communion, baptism, weddings, and funerals. Students leave ETS with a deeper understanding and a greater confidence in pastoral ministry.

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Overview (Individual courses may vary)

First Year

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Hermeneutics
  • Pentecostalism
  • Intro to Christian Doctrines
  • Intro to Music Ministries
  • Christian Education
  • Church Planting and Growth
  • Intro to Missions
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Intro to Christian Care
  • Library Research and Writing
  • Practicum
  • Spiritual Formation I

 


Second Year

  • Pastoral Theology
  • Conflict Management 
  • Pneumatology 
  • Hebrew I
  • Hebrew II
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II 
  • Homiletics 
  • Anthropology 
  • Genesis  Book Study
  • Deuteronomy Book Study
  • Isaiah Book Study
  • OT Exegesis Preparation  
  • OT Exegesis   
  • Practicum 
  • Spiritual Formation II 



Third Year

  • Denominations and Sects 
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Rhetoric
  • Spiritual Gifts
  • Ethics
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Church Administration
  • NT Greek I
  • NT Greek II
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Johannine Literature
  • Luke Book Study
  • Acts Book Study
  • NT Exegesis Preparation 
  • NT Exegesis
  • Senior Paper
  • Practicum 
  • Spiritual Formation III

At ETS the Bachelor of Theology (equivalent) accredited by ECTE is attained after three years of full-time study. In Germany, a one-year professional subsequent Internship is required to qualify as a recognized qualification.