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Pastoral Ministry, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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If you’re in ministry, you know that you need more than just book studies to be able to reach people for Christ. You need practical skills in relating to people where they are with compassion and Christ-like love. Whether you are a pastor trying to earn a formal degree or want to enter the ministry field for the first time, SFBC’s online B.A. in Ministry and Leadership – Pastoral Ministry will give you the practical ministry training you need.

South Florida Bible College has been educating men and women since 1985 and is now a top-forty ranked, fully-accredited college.  Our flexible and affordable online Pastoral Ministry at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary allow you to stay connected with your family, church, and community while getting the ministry training you need.  With SFBC, you can earn a degree while getting the in-demand skills you need for a full-time ministry career!

Potential Career Options 

  • Clergy
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Local church
  • Local ministries
  • Missions
  • Religious communities
  • Social services

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pastoral Responsibilities
  • Homiletics
  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Church Planting
  • Pastoral Mentoring

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

General Requirements

  • Complete SFBC’s Online Application 
  • Valid Passport
  • For EAP: High School Diploma or its equivalent (must provide certified English translation)
  • I-20 Request Form
  • Working in the USA Form
  • Proof of Financial Support

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Florida City

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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