At Dordt University, you’ll be prepared for seminary by professors who are experts in biblical studies. They have a deep-seated understanding of the theological issues of the past and of today. And they love the church of Jesus Christ and have a passion for the church's ministries.Request Info
How do you prepare for church ministry?
Different seminaries have different requirements. At Dordt, we encourage students who plan to go to seminary to take courses in a wide range of areas: history, English, philosophy, psychology, the sciences, education, and, of course, theology.
Theology courses help you gain an in-depth knowledge of the Bible. They give you a clear sense of how the church over the centuries has come to understand and live out its faith in the Lord. They build familiarity with the practical issues facing the church and those in its leadership roles. And they develop an understanding of the pressing theological issues of the past and today.
What can I do with a degree in pre-seminary program from Dordt University?
Pre-Seminary at Dordt will help you prepare for a career in a pastoral or theological role. This foundation will set you up for success whether you pursue further education or enter the workforce. You may enjoy a career as a pastor, religion teacher, or worship leader. Whatever you choose to do professionally, Dordt’s Pre-Seminary program will prepare you for the next steps.
A Pastor is responsible for overseeing and executing the administration of the church as well as leading church servcies.
A Missionary travels to different locations in order to promote their faith or provide services to the people of that area.
A Minister performs the religious ceremonies held during church services.
Dordt University provides majors in relevant fields for those planning to enter a theological seminary as well as provides a solid program of courses in New Testament Greek. Faculty members stand ready to advise pre-seminary students regarding the selection of a major and of individual courses to meet the requirements of the seminary the student hopes to attend.
As a Pre-Seminary student at Dordt, you will be assigned an advisor who will help you develop a program that meets the specific requirements of the theological seminary you hope to attend. Each seminary has its own requirements for admission. Your professors will work with you to shape a program that meets the needed requirements, ensuring that you have a solid foundation in biblical studies as well as in New Testament Greek.
At Dordt University you will be prepared for seminary by professors who are experts in biblical studies, who have a deep-seated understanding of the theological issues of the past and of today, and who love the church of Jesus Christ and have a passion for the church's ministries. Our professors are committed to the authority of Scripture and its relevance for today. They are also committed to giving you a solid knowledge of biblical languages, enabling you to do in-depth biblical studies that will help you know the Bible and faithfully present the gospel in power.
Every professional school has their own entrance requirements, so at Dordt, students work with the pre-professional advisors to determine which courses they need to prepare them for their professional school.
Pre-seminary track students may choose to work toward theology degrees with a special emphasis in biblical studies, historical/systematic theology, missions and evangelism, and youth ministry. Students may also pursue minors in Bible education, biblical studies, historical/systematic theology, and missions and evangelism.
Other popular choices are history, communication, or an individual studies major. Our students have the opportunity to select courses between areas such as history, philosophy, theology, psychology, communication, and English.
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