WHAT IS THE PASTORAL TRAINING?

The Pastoral Training program is a 3 year program designed to help students gain a deeper biblical understanding as well as to learn about church leadership, how to create sermons and the responsibilities of the pastor and ministry leader within the church. ETS offers a program that emphasizes both theory as well as putting the gained knowledge into practice

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 MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES 

 

 CHURCH INTERNSHIPS 

 

 DEVOTIONS 

 

 STUDENT LED SERVICES 

 
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Our students have an opportunity to not only learn the theoretical side of things, but to put these learned theories into practice.  A few examples this is found through opportunities such as communion, baptism, foot washing, preaching & preparing sermons, weddings, funerals and more.  Students leave ETS with a deeper understanding of how these different sacraments operate within the everyday life.

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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  
  • Deuteronomy
  • Isaiah
  • 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 
  • Acts
  • 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.