Pastoral Care and Counseling – Adult Evening

The Pastoral Care and Counseling Major equips students to provide pastoral care, godly counsel, and effective leadership in pastoral ministry settings.

Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, military-friendly flexibility, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success.

Adults in the Pastoral Care and Counseling program will complete a bachelor’s degree that includes a second major in Bible & Theology. This two-year program (possibly longer for students entering with less than 57 credit hours) features seven-week hybrid courses that include two hours of class time one evening per week at Johnson’s Tennessee campus along with ongoing online participation. Most of the courses are also offered entirely online.

The Bible curriculum provides a strong foundation for the counseling curriculum and is offered entirely online. Students also apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through professional internships.

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Model the spiritual maturity of a Christ-like servant-leader necessary for kingdom work.
  • Prepare churches and other ministries for kingdom mission through the teaching and preaching of the Scriptures with depth and sensitivity to people’s needs.
  • Provide biblical guidance in ministry settings that leads others to personal, interpersonal, and family health.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Pastoral Care and Counseling Course Sampling
Pastoral Counseling
Encountering Cultures
Biblical Teaching and Preaching
Introduction to Counseling Ministry
Family Services
Conflict & Community in Ministry

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective