The course, “The Pastorals and Pastoral Ministry” will offer you an introduction to the historical, cultural, and literary contexts of Paul’s pastoral letters, namely, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. You will develop skills in exegesis by exegeting passages from these pastoral letters. The practice of exegesis is vital for Bible study, teaching and sermon preparation. In this course, you will also explore spiritual formation by synthesizing Paul’s emphasis in his pastoral letters on spiritual formation for the Pastor together with contemporary literature and develop spiritual formation practices for ministers and the ministry. By studying this course, you will be able to address some of the leadership-related concerns facing your local church context.