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Biblical and Practical Training

A one-year diploma program designed to prepare 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 intellectual demands of our modern culture.
  • 4. Missional
  • We believe in training pastors who plant churches that multiply into more churches.

Curriculum Overview

A useful and practical syllabus covering biblical knowledge, exegesis and preaching, shepherding, and planting.

Quarter 01
Quarter 02
Quarter 03
Quarter 04
Month 1-3 Focus
1. Hermeneutics
2. Biblical Theology
3. Church History
Lecture Series
Basics of Biblical Interpretation
Preparing & Pointing
The Record of the Reformation
"For the Love of God's Word"
"Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church"
"Church History in Plain Language"
Month 4-6 Focus
4. Exegesis
5. Homiletics
6. Eldership
Lecture Series
How to Study the Bible
The Art of Preaching
Preparing for Office
"Knowing Scripture"
"Biblical Preaching"
"Gospel Eldership"
Month 7-9 Focus
7. Eldership #2
8. Discipleship
9. Counseling
Lecture Series
A Nursery for Heaven
A Shepherd's Task
Healing Through Truth
"Family Shepherds"
"Hearers & Doers"
A Theology of Biblical Counseling
Month 10-12 Focus
10. Ecclesiology
11. Church Planting
12. Missiology
Lecture Series
Variety within Plurality
Building Biblical Culture
The Whole of Worship
"House Church"
"Church Membership"
"Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God"
Hybrid Learning Model
Bend, Oregon


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

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



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
12 Credits
180 Total Hours
120 One-Time Fees

Included In Your Tuition

  • Online Student Dashboard
  • 12 Curriculum Lecture Videos
  • 12 Pastoral Resource PDF’s
  • Bi-Weekly Discipleship Calls with Your Instructor
  • All 20 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.