Plant a biblical
house church

A ONE-YEAR, ONLINE, SEMINARY-GRADE TRAINING PROGRAM FOR MEN

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Practical Theological and Ecclesiological Training

A one-year diploma program designed to train men to exegete, preach, shepherd, and plant a biblical house church.

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Core Principles of
St. Justin's

Our theology and ecclesiology operate in alignment with the historic evangelical church, confessions, and creeds.

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  • 1. Biblical
  • We believe the Bible is completely and finally the authoritative and inerrant Word of God and is the basis for our entire curriculum.
  • 2. Experiential
  • We believe pastoral training must include in-person, hands-on, and relational integration to develop competent and qualified Christian shepherds.
  • 3. Academic
  • We believe effective pastors require serious, rigorous, and practical theological and ecclesiological training to sustain the demands of ministry in our culture.
  • 4. Missional
  • We believe in training pastors who plant biblical house churches that multiply into more biblical house churches.

Curriculum Overview

This program requires approximately 4-5 hours of work per-week

Quarter 01
Quarter 02
Quarter 03
Quarter 04
Month 1-3 Focus
1. Hermeneutics
2. Biblical Theology
3. Exegesis
Lecture Series
Basics of Biblical Interpretation
Preparing & Pointing
Rightly Dividing Truth
Reading
"Grasping God's Word"
"Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church"
Exegetical Fallacies
Month 4-6 Focus
4. Church History
5. Homiletics
6. Pastoral Dev. #1
Lecture Series
The Record of the Reformation
Fundamentals of Expository Preaching
Preparing for Office
Reading
"Church History in Plain Language"
"Biblical Preaching"
"Ministering Like the Master"
Month 7-9 Focus
7. Pastoral Dev. #2
8. Family Discipleship
9. Biblical Counseling
Lecture Series
A Nursery for Heaven
A Shepherd's Task
Healing Through Truth
Reading
"Gospel Eldership"
"Family Shepherds"
A Theology of Biblical Counseling
Month 10-12 Focus
10. Ecclesiology
11. Church Planting
12. Missiology
Lecture Series
The Order of the Church
Building Biblical Culture
The Mission to Multiply
Reading
"House Church"
"Church Membership"
"Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God"
Hybrid Learning Model
Bend, Oregon

HYBRID LEARNING MODEL

While primarily hosted online, students also attend three, 4-day, on-site intensives where they can visit our already established Biblical house churches.

Terms of Admission
for Diploma in
Ecclesiology

If you do not meet one of these requirements, contact an Admissions Counselor to explore alternative admission options.

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* An established Christian faith and thorough understanding of the biblical narrative

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  • 30+ Years of Age
  • Married with Children
  • Not a Novice in the Christian Faith*
  • Completed Application for Admission
  • Passed the St. Justin’s Biblical Aptitude Test (BAT)
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Tuition

St. Justin’s Diploma of Ecclesiology is an affordable investment in high-caliber theological and pastoral training

$399

PER MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS

Partial Scholarships Available. Discuss with your Admissions Counselor.

St. Justins ranks as one of the most affordable private academic institutions in North America. To preserve its religious freedom, St. Justins does not participate in the Federal Student Aid program.

12 Months
15 Credits
300 Total Hours
$120 One-Time Fees

Included In Your Tuition

  • Online Student Dashboard
  • 14 Curriculum Lecture Videos
  • 12 Pastoral Resource PDF’s
  • Monthly Discipleship Calls with Dale Partridge
  • All 21 Textbooks (Shipping Included)
  • Three 4-Day Intensives in Bend, Oregon (Travel and Lodging not Included)
  • Certified Diploma and Graduation Ceremony

Questions about the program? Request more information and we will set up a time to discuss your questions.