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
  46 hours
GEN-1001SP Introduction to Online Learning1
GEN-1003SP Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013SP Western World/Ancient and Medieval Times3
HIS-2023SP Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003SP General Mathematics3
PAS-1013SP Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023SP Spiritual Formation3
PHI-3013SP Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY-1013SP Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013SP General Physical Science3
SOC-1003SP Introduction to Sociology3
SPE-1003SP Principles of Public Speaking3
ESP-1013SP Spanish Composition I3
ESP-1023SP Spanish Composition II3
ESP-1043SP Classical Literature3
THE-1043SP Exploring Christian Holiness3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
  36 hours
BIB-1013SP Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023SP Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003SP Biblical Interpretation3
BIB-2013SP Pentateuch3
BIB-2033SP New Testament Gospels3
BIB-3013SP Hebrew Prophets or3
  BIB-3023SP Poetic and Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB-3123SP Old Testament Historical Books 
BIB-3053SP Pauline Epistles3
BIB-3063SP Book of Acts3
THE-1033SP Tracing the Story of God3
THE-3023SP Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033SP Systematic Theology II3
THE-4053SP Issues in Theology: The Theology of John Wesley 33

Courses Specific to the Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
  46 hours
CEM-2133SP Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
HIS-4002SP Latino/Hispanic Church in the USA2
MUS-1143SP Music Ministries I-Introduction3
OTR-2033SP Communicating the Gospel in a Pluralistic World3
OTR-4033SP Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally3
OTR-4043SP Introduction to Church Planting3
OTR-4093SP Issues in Outreach Ministries: Declaring the Gospel of God as Evangelism3
PAS-2013SP The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS-2023SP History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3013SP Worship3
PAS-3023SP Pastoral Care and Counseling3
PAS-3033SP Christian Preaching I3
PAS-3043SP Christian Preaching II3
PAS-4023SP Church Administration and Finance3
PAS-4081SP Senior Ministry Integration I–Pastoral Ministries1
PAS-4091SP Senior Ministry Integration II–Pastoral Ministries1
PSY-4083SP Leadership3

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
    60 hours
  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

Foundational Courses

Course Course DescriptionHours
    36 hours
BIB-2003SP Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB-3013SP Hebrew Prophets or3
  BIB-3023SP Poetic and Wisdom Literature or  
  BIB-3123SP Old Testament Historical Books  
BIB-3063SSP Book of Acts 3
ESP-1023SP Spanish Composition II 3
ESP-1043SP Classical Literature 3
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning 1
HIS-2013SP Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times 3
HIS-2023SP Western World/Emerging Modern Society 3
MTH-1003SP General Mathematics 3
PSY-1013SP Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC-1003SP Introduction to Sociology 3
THE-1043SP Exploring Christian Holiness 3
THE-4053 Theological Issues: John Wesley’s Theology 3

Hispanic Pastoral Ministries Courses

Course Course DescriptionHours
    32 hours
CEM-2113SP Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries 3
HIS-4002SP Latin/Hispanic Church in the US 2
OTR-2033SP Communicating the Gospel – Pluralistic World 3
OTR-4033SP Communicating Christ Cross-Culturally 3
OTR-4043SP Introduction to Church Planting 3
OTR-4093SP Declaring the Gospel of God 3
PAS-2013SP Practice of Christian Ministry 3
PAS-3013SP Worship 3
PAS-3043SP Christian Preaching II 3
PAS-4023SP Church Administration and Finances 3
PSY-4083SP Leadership 3