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Pathway to Becoming a Pastor at
The Father’s Heart


Any member of The Father’s Heart who feels called to Ministry is welcome to explore the opportunity of a pastoral career at the Church.  This document describes the achievements necessary to become a licensed pastor at The Father’s Heart.


Jesus calls upon all of us to go and make disciples of all nations.  Considering the many paths to serve in Ministry, The Father’s Heart Church is prepared to provide specific guidance and support of those who feel the calling from God to become a pastor at The Father’s Heart.  Through both academic and practical achievements, serving in Ministry at The Father’s Heart is a calling by the Lord.

Practical Achievement

The best way to achieve practical experience is to serve.  There is an expectation of ongoing service and practical ministry experience at The Father’s Heart for anyone who feels called to serve as a pastor.  Licensed Pastors are expected to serve in every area of Ministry.  Whether it is moving chairs for an event, taking care of infants during service, cleaning bathrooms, or teaching a course, it is important for a pastor to experience all aspects of serving in the Church.  We believe a well-rounded experience in all areas of ministry thoroughly prepares a pastor to succeed and continue to excel.

Academic Achievement

The Bible and Doctrine Diploma is designed to prepare both men and women who feel called into Ministry and is a necessary achievement in pursuing this calling at the Father’s Heart.  This Diploma is ideal for those who are not in position to attend seminary.  The Bible and Doctrine Diploma is offered through Global University Berean, a university that provides convenient self-paced online courses.

Self-Assessment and Determination

Do you feel called to serve as a pastor at the Father’s Heart?  We encourage you to continue to pray and ask for His guidance in this serious and life changing decision.  Talk with your Pastor, a trusted family member, or friend about the path of Ministry and what it would mean in your life.  Need more guidance?  Think about how you would answer the following questions:

  1. Why do I want to be a pastor?

  2. What does it mean to have a servant’s heart?

  3. What challenges am I prepared to face as a pastor in the Church?

  4. Have I diligently prayed over this decision and heard clearly from the Lord?

If you are interested in learning more about the Pathway to Becoming a pastor at The Father’s Heart, please contact the Pastor’s office to request an application.  Once the completed application has been received and reviewed, the Pastor’s office will contact you to set up a time to discuss your application and determine a way forward for your pathway to becoming a pastor at The Father’s Heart.

Phases of the Pathway

Phase 1:  Bible and Doctrine Diploma

The Diploma, offered through Global University, is a requirement for the academic portion of working toward becoming a licensed pastor for The Father’s Heart.  The Bible and Doctrine Diploma is designed to give those who desire to be in Ministry a deeper knowledge of God’s Word.

To ensure the courses offered as part of the Bible and Doctrine Diploma are in line with The Father’s Heart biblical beliefs, these courses have been thoroughly vetted and approved to be part of the Pathway to Becoming a Pastor through the program offered at the Father’s Heart.

The Bible and Doctrine Diploma is awarded upon satisfactory completion of the following 17 courses directly from Global University.

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