Pastoral Ministry

The Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 4:11, "And He [Christ] gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service." The mission of Northpoint Bible College is to teach and train students for Pentecostal ministry.

The Pastoral Ministries Division, expanding on this mission and with the Apostles' words etched in its core, aims to train and equip men and women called to the pastoral ministry. In so doing, these future pastors are then equipped to go forth and train believers in doctrine and service. They are able to effectively share the Gospel to the lost as well as guide and shepherd the Church in maturity and unity of faith. In order to fully accomplish this mission, Northpoint Bible College offers academic knowledge and practical training in pastoral ministry. Communicating the Gospel in a relevant way, to the church through discipleship and to the world through evangelism, is paramount. Counseling, administrating and church discipline issues and skills are taught in both the classroom and the Pastoral Internship. Pastoral functions - observing the sacraments/ordinances of the church and officiating at life cycle events within the church body - are similarly taught and practiced in preparing men and women called and gifted to fill the office of Pastor.

The Pastoral second major prepares the student:

* To integrate hermeneutical skills in preparing biblically sound sermons and Bible studies in order to communicate the Gospel effectively and relevantly in the Church and the world of the 21st century.

* To properly interpret and apply the Scriptures in various ways within Church leadership, mission, vision, administration, discipline and counseling.

* To demonstrate communicative and methodological skills in preaching and teaching the Word of God clearly, effectively and soundly.

* To examine their call to the pastoral ministry, and recognize and mature within the gifting for such ministry.

* To understand the administrative duties and complexities associated with the pastoral office - such as organization, structure, polity, and finances.

* To officiate at the various functions within the local church and community.

* To understand the importance of not only the role and caring aspect of ministry but the value of "being".