The Diploma in Theology (Pastoral Ministry) is the right option for the student considering vocational pastoral leadership training. This program has a strong Biblical base and is designed specifically for those pursuing God’s leading toward a pastoral role following graduation. The diploma provides the historical and theological knowledge as well as the spiritual disciplines and practical skills needed to become a pastor without the need for a seminary education. Students are required to take a practicum course each semester of their program. In the third year, students complete an 8-month internship practicum which requires 400 hours of practical experience.