This course is
designed specifically for those who plan on becoming pastors of local
New Testament Churches. In this course you will gain practical
experience in some of the more common duties of the pastor.
All students are encouraged to take this course; however,
it is not a generally required course. Those not planning on
pastoring do not have to take this course but they may if they want to
do so. All students are encouraged to take it because there may
come a time when their pastor may ask them to help with one of the
ministries of the Church that will require knowledge addressed in this
course. It will be a big help to him to know that you are already
familiar, and practiced, in the various areas addressed in this
course. It also allows members of churches to become familiar with
the normal duties of their pastor which will enable them to more fully
appreciate the many and varied jobs that he carries out in the Church.
Some students may be required to take the course for their
particular course of study even though they may not plan on pastoring a
church. (4.5 credits)
In this course you will study the following subjects:
matters the pastor needs to know.
this course, student must have access to a baptistery or
a body of water deep enough to completely immerse the
person on whom they will practice the ordinance of
baptism. They will also need access to helpers who
are willing to be immersed for baptism practice, as well
as helpers for mock weddings and
funerals. If you are disabled and
cannot perform the practice baptisms then you will be
excused from doing that physical part of the
course. However, you must still do the textbook
work on baptism and the reciting out loud of the
baptizing phrases so that you will know how to properly
train the helper who will do the actual baptizing for
the church when you become a pastor or you are asked to
help or train others to help in performing baptisms.
for the course:
Student must have successfully completed "The Church,"
and the "Church Polity and Order"
The course on Baptism has just
recently been added to our curriculum. If you
finished taking the First Year courses before that
course was added, then please take that course
now. Click the name of the course and you will be
routed to the Baptism course main page.
Required Attendance for the entire course is 35 weeks.
this on your Begin and Finish forms as well as on your
Course Record form.
Required Attendance per Lesson is 1 week.
Mark this on your Begin and Finish forms as well as on
your Course Record form.
Some lessons will take longer than 1
week; therefore, the minimum course attendance overall
has an extra 2 weeks included to allow for the longer
a Begin Sign In
form before beginning this course.
and print a Course Record Form
on which you will keep pertinent information for this
will be awarded 4.5 credits upon successful completion
of the entire course.
notes and instructions have been inserted into the
ALL TESTS ARE ACTIVE IN THIS COURSE AND ARE REQUIRED FOR
you click a TEST link it will download
to your computer. When download is completed, click
"Open" or "Open when done". A window may pop
stating that "Windows protected your PC". Click
"More info" and then click "Run anyway" in
the white rectangular box at the
bottom of that window.
RESULTS PAGE -
sure to submit a copy of the Results page
in order to have your score registered
to your file.
Make sure you read the testing
instructions if you have not already done
so. All section tests are open book, which means
you can use your textbook while taking the
test. The Final Test is a closed book test, which
means you can not use your textbook or any other
material. The terms of a closed book test are
explained on the Final Test Contract Form which must be
submitted prior to taking the Final Test.
If you fail any test, you MAY
attempt that test again on the same day. You must
restudy the either the textbook or workbook or the
Bible, whichever is appropriate, and find all of the
correct answers to the questions missed and then retake
the test no sooner than the next day.
There is a button at the end of each lesson in
the textbook entitled "Click Button" which
will return you to this page to take your lesson tests.
textbook for the course is The Star Book for Ministers
- The following chart provides access to the textbook
for the Pastoral Practicum course. It has been
divided into sections and optimized for fast download
and includes course notes.
- The entire text of the book is included but it is
divided into lessons each with study notes.
- ATTENTION: Return to this
page after each Lesson to take the Lesson Test.
- Download individual lessons using the following
Textbook: The Star
Book for Ministers
following copy of the original book is not for use in the course
because it does not have the course notes
included. The link to it is only included to give
the student the option of downloading and printing a
copy of the original classic book for their library.
Star Book for Ministers
The original book by Edward T. Hiscox
Large pdf file (4.3 meg) suitable for
This copy is made available so
students can have the original work for their library.
However, it is not suitable for use
as the textbook for this course because it does not
contain course notes.
Please use the individual sections
listed above under "Textbook: The Star Book for Ministers"
multi-sectioned box titled "LESSONS"
for course study.
List of Lesson Tests:
(The numbers of the tests are the links to the tests
corresponding to each like-numbered lesson.)
Required Wedding/Funeral/Baptism Outline Form and
Ceremony Outline Form can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Submit a separate form for each of
those outlines. Indicate the name of the outline
on each form submitted.
Required verification of submission of Assignments form
can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Submit a separate form for each
assignment- Baptisms, Weddings, Funerals, and
Alphabetical Name Look Up.
Once you have completed all
sections of the textbook, while meeting the attendance
requirements for each lesson and for the course
overall, and passed all of the corresponding section
tests, and found the correct answers to any questions
missed on any test, and finished all of your
assignments, then you will submit your Finish Sign In
form to indicate the end of your attendance for the
course. After submitting your Finish Sign In
form, then submit a Closed Book Test Contract
form. After you have done that you will receive
the Password and, upon receiving the Password, you can
then take the Final Test for the course.
the final test do not take it again.
- If you fail the final test then you need to
restudy the textbook and workbook or the Bible, whichever is appropriate, and all of the section tests and then retake
the final test on or after the next day. Repeat this process until you pass the Final Test.
you miss any questions on the Final Test, whether you
pass it or not, then you need to review the study
materials and all of the section tests and find the
correct answers to the questions you missed.
submit a Finish Sign
In form before proceeding to retrieve the
password and take the Final Test. You will not receive the
password when you submit this form. It is only for purposes of
attendance. To receive the password you will also have to submit the
Closed Book Test Contract form listed below.
Book Test Contract
to the Final Test, you must
read and submit a Closed Book Test Contract Form
in order to receive the password for the test.
You must have the password to
gain access to the Final Test.
test is "closed book" i.e., you may NOT
textbook, your workbook, or any other Study
Materials while taking the Final Test.