At the heart of Southeastern’s mission is to provide trained, passionate, and humble men of God to serve as pastors in Southern Baptist and other evangelical churches. The impact of godly pastoral leadership in building Christ’s church cannot be overstated, nor can the need for solid preparation for practical ministry. The Pastoral Ministry with Biblical Counseling track prepares students for pastoral ministry in the local church with a special emphasis on counseling, pastoral care, and family ministries.

Options for the Program:

  • Fully Online

  • On-Campus

At a Glance

  • 70

    Mdiv coure hours

  • 15

    Pastoral ministry with biblical counseling hours

  • 85

    total hours

Program Courses

Southeastern equipped me to love the local church and to have the Great Commission in the heartbeat and the DNA of the church that I pastor.

Matthew Daniel Alum

What Can I do with this degree?

  • Pastor in a local church

  • Lead a biblical counseling ministry

  • Train lay leaders in the church to serve in biblical counseling

What Courses Will I Take?

  • PRS 6520 – The Pastor and the Preaching Ministry 3 semester hr(s).
  • PMN 6720 – Administration and Education in the Local Church 3 semester hr(s).
  • BCO 6551 – Counseling Individuals with Problematic Emotions 3 semester hr(s).
  • BCO 6560 – Marital and Pre-marital Counseling 3 semester hr(s).
  • At SEBTS you'll receive a clinically-informed counseling education that can equip you for either a ministry or vocational setting and prepare you to work effectively with pastors or professionals.

    Brad Hambrick

    Asst. Professor of Biblical Counseling

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