Pastoral Studies Program for the Global Methodist Church
The Pastoral Studies Program at Baylor’s Truett Seminary offers a deep study of Wesleyan heritage and a quality theological education by providing the necessary courses and skills for those called to vocational ministry as well as those seeking a deeper walk with Christ.
The Pastoral Study Program was created for the Global Methodist Church and exists to equip, train, and form those called to ministerial leadership. Through courses taught by experts in their respective fields of theological study as well as relevant practical experiences and exercises offered through Baylor’s Truett Seminary, students will have the opportunity to be academically challenged and spiritually enriched. While the program will require significant effort and dedication, this alternative learning program was designed to make education more affordable and accessible for students with significant commitments in addition to school.
As a Recommended Educational Institution for the Global Methodist Church, classes at Truett Seminary fulfill the requirements of those seeking ordination through the Alternative Educational Pathway.
$500 per course ($250 scholarships are available)
Call 254-710-7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Classes follow a traditional academic schedule with set courses taking place during fall, spring, and summer terms, running for 12 weeks at a time. Courses are a mix of hybrid and online formats. Hybrid classes have a two-day in-person component in addition to online course engagement.
Coursework and Formation:
- The program courses have been designed to help grow and prepare students theologically and spiritually for a call to ministry by offering
- 4-5 hours per week of reading and course engagement (assignments, discussion posts, quizzes, etc.);
- 10+ in-person instruction hours per hybrid course;
- and spiritual formation via instructors and Wesleyan class-band groups.
An on-campus opportunity allows students an enriching experience through participating in chapel services as well as engaging with their instructors, classmates, and course materials in different ways. In-person sessions last for two days and dates are set at the beginning of each term. Meals and snacks will be provided and are included in the course cost. For those with extenuating circumstances that make the in-person session difficult, a waiver or other arrangements may be granted.