Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry

Four-year Bible Program

This program of study will provide a major in Pastoral. Upon completions of the program, the student (specifically men) should have a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. The student should possess a clear knowledge of New Testament church and ministry, a commitment to his personal call, and should learn how a church functions to engage our lost world and fulfill the Great Commission.

Course Requirements

In order to graduate with a diploma in Biblical Studies major in Pastoral, the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 128 Credits for program completion
  2. Orientation Requirements
  3. A minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations settled with PWBC
  5. Recommendation by the faculty for graduation upon application

Please see all the details of this program below.



Time to Complete

8 semesters


Each certificate candidate must complete the following 128 credit hours.

Required courses

Courses required for this program (non-negotiable):

  • Prayer 2
  • Soul Winners Academy 2
  • Bible Survey (Old and New Testament) 6
  • Survey of Bible Doctrines (2 semesters) 6
  • Grammar 2
  • Composition 2

*Numbers represent credit hours

Other courses

Beyond the required courses, the student must take the following number of credit hours in each of the listed departments.

  • Bible 40
  • Theology 24
  • Ministry 26
  • Biblical Languages 8
  • Electives 10

*Numbers represent credit hours

Individual Classes

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

Old testament survey

A general overview of the message of each Old Testament book.


Bible Doctrines Survey I

A general overview of the ten major doctrines of the Bible.

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New Testament Survey

A general overview of the message of each New Testament book.

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Bible Doctrines Survey iI

A continuation of the general overview of the ten major doctrines of the Bible.