Pastoral Studies Concentration

Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)

Training Leaders for Christ

Why Study Pastoral Studies through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Shepherding God’s Flock

Being a pastor comes with its challenges and rewards. That’s why at Capital, we believe in training up pastors to become servant leaders who focus on creating a ministry centered around the life and ministry and Christ.

Through our program, you’ll learn from pastors with many years of experience, get biblical training on engaging your congregation and deepen your understanding of God’s word.

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended and accelerated model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 7 weeks in length and is comprised of 6 weeks of online work and two days of residency.

Concentrations Offered:

Your Journey

Program Credits: 48

Locations: Lancaster, Washington DC,

Average Completion Time: 1 – 2 years

Cost Per Credit: $535

Capstone Option: Two Mentored Field-Based Experiences or a Ministry Research Project

Click to view requirements to enter USA as a student.

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season…” 2 Timothy 4:2

In This Program, Students Will:

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • Obtain the skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • Obtain the character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • Gain a biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
  • Gain the knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
  • Gain experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.


MAM in Pastoral Studies (48 Credits)
Biblical and Theological Studies:12 Credits
Ministry Praxis:9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis:21 Credits
Field-Based Experience:6 Credits

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Master’s Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process.

Learn more