Academic Programs

Pastoral Ministry

Phil Baisley
Phil Baisley, Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies

Studies in pastoral ministry prepare students for work in local congregations. A Quaker understanding of the Christian faith offers unique contributions to this form of ministry, particularly around areas of spiritual formation and ecclesiology. Students receive holistic training that attends to their intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and relational growth as they develop the skill sets necessary for effective ministry in churches and meetings. Courses in this area include: Pastoral Spirituality; Work of the Pastor, the Friends Pastor; the Pastor and Religious Education; Introduction to Preaching; the Church’s Mission in the World Community; and Church Administration.

Upcoming Courses

For up-to-date listings, see the Academic Services page.

2015 Spring FC 102-O Spiritual Formation & Public Ministry online
2015 Spring M 240-O Ministry Across Generations online
2015 Spring M 120-H Introduction to Preaching hybrid
2015 Spring M 328 Preaching the Gospel(s) residential
2015 May PM 250-T Work of the Pastor two-week intensive
2015 May LS 374-T Quaker Processes for Leadership two-week intensive
2015 May M 222-T Evangelism in a Postmodern Context two-week intensive

Pastoral Ministry Course Descriptions

Upcoming Conferences

2014 Annual ESR Pastors Conference, Sept.29, 2014. Keynote: Margaret Johnston

Past Conferences