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Division: Undergraduate

In this introductory course you will begin to explore the realm of vocational ministry that wrestles with the following questions: What perspectives does the Bible give to the issue of formulating a "life purpose statement?" Why is grounding our personal identity in biblical truth a prerequisite for ministry effectiveness? What biblical truths comprise our so-called "position in Christ?" What basic priorities should serve as a guiding mechanism for management of our time and schedule? Why did God establish the local church - and how should His purposes affect programming and personnel? What are the characteristics of a healthy church? What principles should guide leaders' approaches to ministry?
3.00
Fall
Undergraduate
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In this course you will prepare Bible passages for teaching, prepare original Bible study plans, lead effective Bible discussions, and implement a variety of creative learning activities. Much of the course involves student-led Bible studies in which you will learn by doing. You will receive detailed, supportive evaluative feedback from peers as well as the professor. You will also learn from one-on-one appointments with the professor prior to your practice teaching. Prerequisite: MSD 2230
3.00
Spring
Undergraduate
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This course is designed to assist you in understanding the theology, philosophy, and practical skills necessary to start a local church. You will explore biblical, theological, sociological, cultural, and human factors related to the process of initiating, resourcing, cultivating, and organizing a new church and will evaluate multiple church planting conceptual models.
3.00
Fall
Undergraduate
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You will learn the mechanics of message preparation so God's Word can be taught with integrity and passion. You will learn how to structure various types of messages and will receive practical tips for effective delivery. You will deliver original messages and critique one another in a supportive environment. If you are not called to a preaching ministry, you will learn how to handle God's Word when you speak to youth groups, ladies' forums, or venues outside of the church.
3.00
Fall
Undergraduate
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This independent study option is available to juniors and seniors by special arrancement with the instructor. Consult with your academic advisor.
1.00-6.00
Fall, Spring
Undergraduate
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This course is designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain competency and confidence in serving in a local church context. Experiential learning requirements are defined and assessed by the program faculty. A minimum of 50 clock hours of direct experience is required for a unit of credit. Advisor approval is required. Repeatable.
1.00
Fall, Spring
Undergraduate
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In this course you will focus on issues that will better equip you for responsible ministry positions. Broad subject areas include: (a) Bible studies on leadership qualities and requirements; (b) a biblical philosophy of leadership roles within the local church; (c) leadership and supervision from the book of Nehemiah; (d) planning, administration, and management of people; (e) problems that confront Christian leaders; (f) changes and transition; and (g)interpersonal conflict.
3.00
Spring
Undergraduate
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In this course of advanced instruction concerning the preparation of expository sermons, you will analyze the sermons of some of the great preachers of church history and have the opportunity to preach in class.. Prerequisites: CHM 3410.
3.00
Fall, Spring
Undergraduate
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In this course you will examine adult life cycles, focusing on how to enhance adult Sunday schools and how to minister to the unique needs of segments of adults within the church (senior citizens, singles, divorcees, family units). You will discuss how to implement small groups as a discipleship strategy and will explore mentoring strategies and principles of spiritual formation that help nurture adults in their pilgrimage of faith.
3.00
Fall
Undergraduate
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In this course you will examine age-level traits and developmental tasks of children, along with their practical implications for teaching and administering a children's ministry department in a church or a children's focus in a parachurch organization. You will observe and practice teaching methods suitable for preschoolers and elementary-age children and discover strategies to minister to parents and teachers of children. You will discover how age-level traits affect evangelism of children and will hear from a number of guest speakers who are experienced in children's ministry.
3.00
Fall
Undergraduate
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