Faculty

Rick D. Walston, D. Min.

Adjunct Professor, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies

Phone: 507-254-8559
Email: rdwalston@hiu.edu

EDUCATION:

  • D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary (Ashland, OH)
  • M. Div., Pastoral Care & Counseling, Lincoln Christian Seminary
  • A.B., Church Growth & World Mission, Lincoln Christian College

CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Ordained to ministry by Christian Churches, Churches of Christ
  • Clinical Pastoral Education (Basic), Jacksonville State Hospital, Jacksonville, IL
  • Therapeutic Foster Parent, Ohio

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministry: Crossroads College (Rochester, MN), 2011 - Present
  • Senior Minister: Marion Church of Christ (Rochester, MN) 2010 - Present
  • Vice President of Academics: Crossroads College (Rochester, MN) 2002 - 2010
  • Professor of Christian Ministry: Crossroads College (Rochester, MN), 1996 - 2010
  • Senior Minister: First Church of Christ (Barberton, OH), 1982 - 1996
  • Co-Minister: Bedford Christian Church (Bedford, MA), 1979 - 1982
  • Minister: Literberry Christian Church (Literberry, IL), 1975 - 1979

COURSES:

  • Pastoral Care—Pastoral Practices
  • Pastoral Care—Listening & Assessing
  • Handling Personal Temptation
  • Family Crisis and Conflict Management
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Ethics & Boundaries

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Delta Epsilon Chi, Honor Society of Association for Biblical Higher Education
  • NACC Continuation Committee—2008-2011
  • Restoration House Ministries, Manchester, NH, Board of Directors—2001-present
  • Council on Accreditation, Association for Biblical Higher Education, site review team member, 2010-present

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Preaching
  • Practical Ministries
  • Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Bible—New Testament

PUBLICATIONS:

  • “A Parent Training Program for First Church of Christ, Barberton, Ohio”, D.Min. project submitted to Ashland Theological Seminary, 2001.
  • Various Bible lessons for Christian Standard

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
Much of my career has been in church ministry. In addition to serving as minister at four churches, I have also served as elder, worship leader, teacher, small group leader and supply preacher in several other churches while employed full-time in academia. During that time I presented workshops or seminars at churches and conventions on areas related to church growth and effectiveness, parenting, leadership and ministry. I have participated in mission trips to Guinea Bissau and Zimbabwe.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:
Grandkids, gardening, fishing, reading, travel, and crossword puzzles.

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT:
My desire is to use my abilities and spiritual gifts to serve Christ and his church. A significant part of that mission involves teaching and encouraging others to use their gifts in service.

 

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