For those following the call to pastoral ministry, missions, or evangelism, the sheer weight of responsibility can be staggering. Though they are sold out to the mission, many new ministers end up crushed under the responsibilities and emotional strain of their vocation.
Bethesda School of Ministry believes that we empower young people to not just withstand but also flourish under the pressures of pastoral leadership by equipping students with the knowledge and tools that they need to pursue a calling in vocational ministry.
A pastor must be prepared for anything. Bethesda School of Ministry will equip you for the challenges of life in vocational ministry.
If you would like to talk to someone about your calling to pastoral ministry, please contact us today.
Our pastoral internships cover a broad list of topics, from the practical to the philosophical.
Looking at the big picture - from children to adults
Putting together a service schedule
Effective sermon prep and delivery
Working with the Music Department
Weekly scheduling of events
Understanding and setting boundaries in counseling and home visits
Facilities and maintenance
Altar calls and invitations
Praying with/for people for healing, deliverance, spiritual empowering, etc.
Wielding a service
Chairing a board meeting
The Importance of Devotional Living and Spiritual Formation
Accountability on All Levels - Aligning Oneself Under the Authority of the Senior Pastor
Building Credibility with the Church, Staff, and Community
Conflict Resolution Within the Church and Leadership Team
A Profile of a Great Minister, Preacher, and Staff Member
Providing Excellence in Pastoral Care
Cultivating a Godly Work Ethic
Working Alongside Othrs in Ministry
The Position and Duties of a Pastoral Minister
Sermon and Teaching Critique
Ordering Your Private World
Your Spouse/Children and Your Ministry