Christian Ministry Program -
Available Minors

Christian Education Minor

Program Objectives

The Christian Education minor is designed to help you accomplish several goals:

  1. You will develop a beginning philosophy of Christian education based on biblical principles and a desire to make disciples of all people in our modern context.
  2. You will be able to develop and teach Bible lessons for all age groups using effective educational models, methods, and strategies.
  3. You will develop the basic skills to plan, organize, lead, and administrate a Christian education program to meet the needs of individuals and families in a church and its community.
  4. You will be able to recruit, train, and motivate the teams of workers needed to run a productive Christian education ministry.
  5. You will develop the ability to work with other church staff, ministry leaders, volunteers, and church members to accomplish the mission and goals of a congregation;
  6. You will develop the basic skills necessary as a Christian educator to be competent in leading any specific educational ministry of a church (e.g. children’s, youth, adult, family, or small group ministries).

Description

The Christian Education minor is made up of three components:

  1. Christian Education Core, a series of courses designed to teach essential skills for anyone working in the field of Christian education.
  2. Guided Electives, a “menu” of courses, any of which would prove valuable in the field of Christian education, from which you can choose based on your personal goals and interests.
  3. Internship, an opportunity for you to learn Christian education through practical field experience.

Christian Education Minor (13 credits)

See page 54 for complete program description.

Christian Education Core (7 credits)

CEDU 2210

Principles of Instruction

3

LEAD 2210

Managing Volunteer Organizations

2

CEDU 3410

History & Philosophy of Education

2

Guided Electives (4 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor and department head, choose 4 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

CEAM 2210

Adult Ministry

2

CECM 2210

Children’s Ministry

2

CEEC 2210

Early Childhood Education

2

CEFM 2210

Family Ministry

2

CEYM 2210

Introduction to Youth Ministry

2

CEDU 2510

Summer Ministries

1

MINS 2510

Christian Family

2

MINS 2520

Christian Parenting

2

LEAD 3010

Team Dynamics

1

CEDU 3210

Advanced Teaching

2

LEAD 3210

Christian Leadership

2

PSYC 3210

Developmental Psychology

2

CEDU 3310

Curriculum Development

2

CEDU 4210

Educational Psychology

2

Internship (2 credits)

CE__ 48__

Internships

2

Greek Minor

Program Objectives

The Greek minor is designed to help you accomplish several goals:

  1. You will be able to identify the vocabulary and grammatical structures of many passages in the Greek New Testament.
  2. You will be able to find the shades of meaning for significant Greek words.
  3. You will be equipped to make sound judgements as to both the best translation and the most likely interpretation of difficult New Testament passages.

Description

The Greek minor is made up of three components:

  1. Greek Core, a series of courses designed to teach essential skills for anyone seeking an enhanced knowledge of the language and theology of the New Testament.
  2. Guided Electives, a “menu” of courses, any of which would prove valuable in Greek language and New Testament studies, from which you can choose based on your personal goals and interests.
  3. Mini-Thesis, an opportunity for you to apply your knowledge of New Testament Greek in an advanced research project.

Greek Minor (13 credits)

See page 54 for complete program description.

Greek Core (6 credits)

CEDU 2210

Principles of Instruction

3

BBLE 38__

Bible Practicum

1

BBNT 4110/20

Greek 2

1/1

Guided Electives (5 credits)

With guidance from your academic advisor and department head, choose 5 credits from this list which fit your career goals and personal preferences.

New Testament Electives

5

Thesis (2 credits)

BBLE 4812

Bachelors Thesis

2