In addition to providing 18 hours of course credit for each four-year graduate of the college, the Pacific Union College Department of Theology offers two majors and a minor for those who desire a more intensive study of the Bible and the Christian faith. Students who seek to prepare themselves for successful service as ministers, church workers, or active Christian lay workers will find both theoretical and practical information in their religion courses along with spiritual inspiration.
Small classes allow each student to receive individualized attention from professors who are concerned with the well-being and spiritual commitment of the student. Professors incorporate personal experience into the classes, and students have the opportunity to plan and participate in church services and engage in community service. A biblical basis for Christian ministry and how religion affects society are emphasized in our theology program.
- The department seeks to prepare its students for a lifetime of relevant, effective Christian ministry and service.
- We are committed to training ambassadors for Christ to represent His cause throughout the world.
- Our graduates have gone on to serve the church and society through careers in pastoral ministry, church administration, missions, medicine, teaching, allied health, music, law, and many others, and have had a significant impact on the church and society.
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Angwin, CA 94508
Phone: (707) 965-6206
Fax: (707) 965-6519
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- New Name for Department of Religion
As of July 1, 2016, Pacific Union College’s department of religion has been
renamed the department of theology. The change was made to more accurately represent
the department’s mission and scholarship focus.
- Jon Pahl Speaks on Religious Peace at Longo Lecture
Jon Pahl, Ph.D., spoke for Pacific Union College’s Longo Lecture, a
lecture series endowed by Lawrence D. Longo, M.D., in honor of his parents
Frank and Florine Longo.
- Student Week of Prayer 2013: Out of the Darkness Over a span of six days, May 6 – May 11, students, faculty, and staff
gathered together as a school family to take a break from classes and studying.
During the week, thirteen students shared the ways God has brought them "out of
- Karl Haffner Honors Influential Pastor Morris Venden in Heubach Lecture Karl Haffner, senior pastor at the Kettering Adventist Church in Ohio and author of a dozen devotional books, presented the 2013 Heubach Lecture on April 13.
- Charles White: Prioritizing People at the 2012 Adventist Heritage Colloquy With the warmth of a family
member, Charles White, a pastor and great-grandson of Ellen G. White, drew
students closer to their Adventist inheritance at Pacific Union College’s
annual Adventist Heritage Colloquy.