The Pastoral Track of the Advanced Certificate in Christian Ministries 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.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up

Ephesians 4:11-12


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 greater confidence in pastoral ministry.


(Individual courses may vary)

First Year

Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Pentecostal History and Doctrine
Intro to Christian Doctrines
Intro to Christian Care
Intro to Christian Education
Intro to Music Ministries
Intro to Missions
Intro to Psychology
Intro to Library Research
Intro to Counseling
Spiritual Formation
Field Ministry
Ministry Practicum

Second Year

Pastoral Theology
Conflict Management
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
OT Book Study I
OT Book Study II
OT Exegesis Preparation
OT Exegesis
Field Ministry
Ministry Practicum
Spiritual Formation

Third Year

Denominations and Sects
Contemporary Theology
Church Administration
NT Greek I
NT Greek II
Church History I
Church History II
NT Book Study I
NT Book Study II
NT Exegesis Preparation
NT Exegesis
Senior Paper
Field Ministry
Ministry Practicum
Spiritual Formation

At ETS the qualification for church ministry accredited by ECTE at EQF level 6 is attained after three years of full-time study. In Germany, a subsequent one-year professional internship is required for the program to qualify as a recognized vocation.