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Christian Ministry (CMIN)
Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries

CMIN 2003   Communication In Christian Ministry
A study of the methods and principles of effective communication in the ministry, including speaking, writing, intra-church communication, and interpersonal communication. Class 3. Prerequisite: COMM 1113. (Spring)

CMIN 2103   Foundations for Christian Ministry
An exploration of the biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and experiential foundations for ministry in the world today. Consideration is given to various opportunities for ministry, as students work towards a personal philosophy of ministry. Class 3. (Fall)

CMIN 3103   Principles of Youth Ministry
This course provides an overview of effective youth ministry principles by understanding the history of youth ministry, by reflecting on theological assumptions of ministry to youth, by establishing a philosophical basis for programming, and by examining pragmatic issues involved in planning, executing, and evaluating youth ministry. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Spring)

CMIN 3203   Understanding Youth
A study of the development, needs, concerns, and culture of normal and troubled adolescents with application to the process of pastoral ministry. Cultural systems, self-destructive behavior, violence, and sexuality are explored. Emphasis is given to thinking biblically and theologically about challenges facing youth. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Fall)

CMIN 3303   Evangelism And Discipleship
The first half of the course addresses the development and principles of personal evangelism and the second half addresses the principles and methods of personal discipleship. Special attention is given to the studentís own spiritual growth and role as a spiritual leader. The course analyzes spiritual decision-making processes, the art of persuasive communication, and spiritual formation. Incorporates individual experiences in personal evangelism and small group discipleship. Attention is given to the call, spiritual disciplines, ministerial ethics, and the Christian lifestyle. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Spring, Even years)

CMIN 3403   Ministry of Teaching
A course that explores teaching and learning theories specifically for those working in Christian ministry. A biblical philosophy of Christian education will be explored, choosing and critiquing Christian education curriculum will be discussed, and an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles will be utilized in observation and practice of teaching in ministry settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Fall, Odd years)

CMIN 4003   Christian Ministry Internship
Conducted in cooperation with local churches, Christian organizations, missionaries, or chaplains to offer the student supervised field experience of at least 120 hours with a professional currently in full-time Christian ministry. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Guided by the instructor, students will choose an experience that corresponds to their degree program and expected field of service. Class 3. Prerequisites: CMIN 2103, Junior Standing, and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)

CMIN 4006   Christian Ministry Internship
Conducted in cooperation with local churches, Christian organizations, missionaries, or chaplains to offer the student supervised field experience of at least 240 hours with a professional currently in full-time Christian ministry. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Guided by the instructor, students will choose an experience that corresponds to their degree program and expected field of service. Class 6. Prerequisites: CMIN 2103, Junior Standing, and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)

CMIN 4103   Current Issues in Youth Ministry
This course serves as a capstone experience for students by giving an overview of the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of youth ministry through interactions with the leading youth ministry practitioners and teachers in North America. Students will be guided through a managed experience of the National Youth Workers Convention, which offers a wealth of opportunities for interaction with top youth ministry leaders in order to develop their own proficiency. Additionally, students will meet in a weekly campus seminar to discuss issues related to ministry professionalism and for student presentations based on the convention. Class 3. Prerequisites: CMIN 3103 and Permission of Instructor. (Fall, Even years)

CMIN 4941-4993   Special Topics
Courses to be utilized for seminars or special lectures in Christian Ministry which are not offered on a regular basis. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-3.