Life Pacific College: Established in 1923

Transformational Ministry

The Transformational Ministry program prepares leaders to serve in church and the marketplace, Students can focus on missions, counseling, student ministry, pastoral ministry, leadership, and more! The purpose of our traditional undergraduate program is to equip individuals with a deep understanding of the Bible, theological synthesis, and hermeneutical practices, gain understanding of the value of the major fields of knowledge from a biblical framework, and possess the desire and foundation necessary to be a lifelong learner; students will attain the skills necessary for ministry inside and outside of the local church. They will learn to integrate education, spiritual life, and experience into a consistent lifestyle of personal spiritual growth and character that reflects Christian values.

Preparing leaders to serve in church and the marketplace, students can focus on missions, counseling, student ministry, pastoral ministry, leadership and more.

Program Chair

Terry Samples received his B.A. from LIFE Bible College in 1976, M.A. in Religion and Social Ethics from Azusa Pacific University in 1990, going on to complete a doctorate in the same field at the University of Southern California in 1997. His leadership experience spans teaching, administrative, ministry, and pastoral fields. Beginning in youth ministry in 1976, Samples went on to become the Foursquare National Youth Director, a senior pastor and hold various directorships in the Foursquare church. Since 1997, Samples has held a professorship and the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Life Pacific College and an adjunct professorship at APU. He currently serves as the Chair of the Transformational Ministry Program at LIFE. He currently lives in Claremont with his wife, Gayle. His specialty is in Leadership and Ethics in the Church. He regularly teaches and speaks in churches and conferences around the globe.

Graduate Opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Ministry Leadership
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Worship Arts
  • Missions
  • Church Planting
  • Children and Youth Programs

Graduate Schools Who Have Accepted LPC Students (not a comprehensive list)

  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • California Baptist University
  • Regent University
  • Biola University
  • George Fox University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Oxford
  • Trinity Law School
  • UCLA
  • Gordon-Conwell
  • Wheaton
  • Talbot School of Theology

Relevant Coursework

In the Human Development & Psychology degree at LPC, you’ll find high-quality courses that prepare you for your future plans and goals within your field. Check out just a few of the courses you’ll have the opportunity to enroll in during your time here:

  • Ministry and Culture
  • Multicultural Evangelism
  • Church/Non-Profit Administration
  • Foundations of Ministry
  • Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Counseling and Advanced Counseling
Program Fact Sheet

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