Hispanic Pastoral Ministries

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries


The B.A.Min. degree with a Hispanic Pastoral Ministries major is the primary degree offered to persons who wish to prepare for service as a pastor, evangelist, or missionary. Completion of the Hispanic Pastoral Ministries program requirements fulfills educational requirements for ordination as elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries


Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Grow and mature in wholeness and holiness as persons and pastors.
  • Promote evangelism and community engagement as the priority of pastoral ministry.
  • Conduct culturally relevant worship as a celebration of God in His supreme worth.
  • Communicate the gospel in contextually appropriate ways, resulting in the transformation of the hearer.
  • Lead and administrate a local church to carry out its unique Christian mission.
  • Practice pastoral care in a manner that ministers to human need in the congregation and the community.
  • Develop an intentional vocational foundation for a financially sustainable ministry.

Program Requirements

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
GEN1001SP Introduction to Online Learning1
GEN1003SP Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS2013SP Western World/Ancient and Medieval Times3
HIS2023SP Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH1003SP General Mathematics3
PAS1013SP Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS1023SP Spiritual Formation3
PHI3013SP Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY1013SP Introduction to Psychology3
SCI2013SP General Physical Science3
SOC1003SP Introduction to Sociology3
SPE1003SP Principles of Public Speaking3
ESP1013SP Spanish Composition I3
ESP1023SP Spanish Composition II3
ESP1043SP Classical Literature3
THE1043SP Exploring Christian Holiness3
  46 hours

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
BIB1013SP Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB1023SP Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIB2003SP Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB2013SP Pentateuch 3
BIB2033SP New Testament Gospels 3
BIB3013SP Hebrew Prophets or 3
BIB3023SP Poetic and Wisdom Literature or
BIB3123SP Old Testament Historical Books
BIB3053SP Pauline Epistles 3
BIB3063SP Book of Acts 3
THE1033SP Tracing the Story of God 3
THE3023SP Systematic Theology I 3
THE3033SP Systematic Theology II 3
THE4053SP Issues in Theology: The Theology of John Wesley 33
  36 hours

Courses Specific to the Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
CEM2113SP Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries3
HIS4002SP Latino/Hispanic Church in the USA2
MUS1013SP Introduction to Music Ministries3
OTR2033SP Communicating the Gospel in a Pluralistic World3
OTR4033SP Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally3
OTR4043SP Introduction to Church Planting3
OTR4093SP Issues in Outreach Ministries: Declaring the Gospel of God as Evangelism3
PAS2013SP The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS2023SP History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS3013SP Worship3
PAS3023SP Pastoral Care and Counseling3
PAS3033SP Christian Preaching I3
PAS3043SP Christian Preaching II3
PAS4023SP Church Administration and Finance3
PAS4081SP Senior Ministry Integration I–Pastoral Ministries1
PAS4091SP Senior Ministry Integration II–Pastoral Ministries1
PSY4083SP Leadership3
  46 hours

128 hours total required for graduation

Completion of the Pastoral Ministries program requirements fulfills educational requirements for ordination as elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Students should note that the individual districts in the Church of the Nazarene have autonomy in determining which courses fulfill the educational requirements for ordination. Students should consult with their respective district ministry board to determine what courses are required for ordination by that district.

“Completion of the Course of Study, and of the minimum required years of service, satisfies the conditions upon which the District Board of Ministry is authorized to consider whether the candidate has sufficiently progressed in his or her development as a minister to warrant ordination. To this end, the board shall personally and carefully examine the candidate on his or her fitness for ministry, spiritual and moral qualifications, doctrinal soundness, financial integrity, and mental capacity.” (555.5, Sourcebook on Ordination, USA/Canada, 2016.)

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

General Education Core Requirements (Transfer Block)

Course Course DescriptionHours
  English Language/Communication 6
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  History 3
  General Education Electives (from any division above) 3
  General Education Bible/Theology Electives (To include the following: OT Survey (3), NT Survey (3) Formation and Discipleship (3), Introduction to Christian Theology (3), Systematic Theology (6) 18
  General Electives 18
    60 hours

Foundational Courses

Course Course DescriptionHours
BIB2003SP Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB3013SP Hebrew Prophets or 3
BIB3023SP Poetic and Wisdom Literature or
BIB3123SP Old Testament Historical Books
BIB3063SP Book of Acts 3
ESP1023SP Spanish Composition II 3
ESP1043SP Classical Literature 3
GEN1001SP Introduction to Online Learning 0
HIS2013SP Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times 3
HIS2023SP Western World/Emerging Modern Society 3
MTH1003SP General Mathematics 3
PSY1013SP Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC1003SP Introduction to Sociology 3
THE1043SP Exploring Christian Holiness 3
THE4053SP Theological Issues: John Wesley’s Theology 3
    36 hours

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Courses

Course Course DescriptionHours
CEM2113SP Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries 3
HIS4002SP Latin/Hispanic Church in the US 2
OTR2033SP Communicating the Gospel – Pluralistic World 3
OTR4033SP Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally 3
OTR4043SP Introduction to Church Planting 3
OTR4093SP Declaring the Gospel of God 3
PAS2013SP Practice of Christian Ministry 3
PAS3013SP Worship 3
PAS3043SP Christian Preaching II 3
PAS4023SP Church Administration and Finances 3
PSY4083SP Leadership 3
    32 hours