Pastoral Ministry

Equip Your Flock With a Faith Worth Thinking About

The church universal is desperate for pastors, chaplains, and other Christian leaders trained in apologetics and critical thinking who are able to disciple those under their care. In today’s culture apologetics is no longer an option for those wanting to deepen their own faith, equip their families, or share their faith with others. Pastors and spiritual leaders need integrated training in theology, philosophy, and apologetics they can practically incorporate into their own ministries.

Uniquely Integrated Approach to Christian Thinking

Thoroughly Academic & Practical

On-Campus, Live-Streaming, & Online Classes Available


We highly encourage all who are able to attend courses on campus and experience the personal in-class and outside-of-class interactions with both students and professors. For those who cannot attend on campus, we offer a live-streaming option which allows you to still interact in realtime with the class. In addition, most courses are also offered via asynchronous online learning. Our classes or normally in the evenings, and nearly every degree can be completed totally online, meaning you can further your education while continuing to work in your ministry area.


Whether you are interested in a full degree program or simply want to add to your toolkit, SES can help you be equipped. Nearly all degrees can be completed totally online. Note that our certificates are for-credit classes that can be rolled into a degree program at a later date if desired.

  • Master of Arts in Religion (M.A.) / 36 hrs / 1 Year
  • Master of Arts in Church Ministry (M.A.) / 60 hrs / 2 Years
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (M.A.) / 63 hrs / 2 Years
  • Master of Divinity in Apologetics (M.Div.) / 90 hrs / 3 Years
  • Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies (M.Div.) / 90 hrs / 3 Years
  • Master of Theology (Th.M.) / 120 hrs / 3 Years
  • Doctor of Ministry in Apologetics (D.Min.) / 36 hrs / 3 Years
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy of Religion (Ph.D.) / 60 hrs / 3-4 Years
  • Certificate in Christian Apologetics / 15 hrs
  • Certificate in Scientific Apologetics / 18 hrs
  • Certificate in Philosophy / 15 hrs
  • Certificate in Biblical Languages / 18 hrs


It is certainly true that in many contexts you get what you pay for. At SES, however, the value of your education will far outweigh the actual costs you pay. Many Christian institutions can cost nearly $2,000 per course for a typical master’s-level education. We provide even more value by offering a unique, and superior, integrated approach to classical Christian thinking at a fraction of the cost.









Prices are per credit hour. Approx. $175 of fees may apply.


Please complete the form below, and you will be contacted by an SES representative to discuss how we may partner with you in becoming more equipped to engage the culture with the truth of the Gospel.