Course Information

 

for Christian Ministries Department


Intro to Chr. Leadership (CM 200)

Credits:3

3 Hours An introductory survey of issues pertaining to Christian leadership designed to help students understand their role as Christian leaders by laying a scriptural and exploring various practical aspects of leadership in the church. This course provides an overview of the nature and mission of the church, personal preparation, spiritual gifts, worship, church leadership, Christian education, counseling, and world missions.

Introduction to Ministries 2 (CM 201)

Credits:3

3 Hours A continuation of CM 200 with a more in-depth consideration of ministry, focusing on church leadership, Christian educstion, worship, and world missions.

Pastoral Ministries A A Fieldwork (CM 276)

Credits:2

2 Hours An overview of ministry through the development of an in-the-field project or area of study in which there is a perceived need. The area of study or project will be mutually agreed upon by the student, Internships Director, and church. For adult leaning students only.

Special Studies in Black Church Lea (CM 290)

Credits:4

Special Studies in Project Management (CM 295)

Credits:2

Elementary Homiletics (CM 300)

Credits:3

3 Hours An introduction to the principles and practices of preaching.

Advanced Homiletics (CM 310)

Credits:3

3 Hours An advanced study of the sermonic process with a special emphasis upon the preparation and delivery of expository sermons.

Servant Leadership (CM 330)

Credits:3

3 Hours This course is a study in the theoretical issues relating to servant-leadership in the church and world. Topics to be discussed will be the spiritual formation of a leader, biblical principles of leadership in comparison to secular models and theories, leadership development, ethics,vision and mission, decision-making, strategic planning,teamwork, change and conflict management. Students taking this course will focus specifically within the course on application to leadership as relates to Christian ministry. Projects will be tailored to prepare the student for leadership work in church and parachurch ministries.

Ministerial Counseling (CM 410)

Credits:3

3 Hours A comprhensive study of the essential elements of Christian counseling from a ministerial point of view. Topics will include studies on pastoral counseling and the law, record keeping,office design, homework assignments, premarital counseling, short-term counseling methods, the use of Scripture in counseling, and counseling special populations in the church (e.g., geriatric, marrige, youth, cross-cultural populations,and individuals with addictions).

Church Administration (CM 445)

Credits:3

3 Hours This course is a study of the practical issues relating to the administering of church programs and ministries. Topics to be discussed including planning and conducting baptisms,weddings, funerals, and special services;organizing outreach and publicity, follow-up, and involvement; designing and overseeing church programs; recruiting and managing volunteers; planning and leading meetings; church and ministerial finances; delegation, effective administrative practices, time management, and multiple-staff administration.

Supervised Field Project (CM 472)

Credits:3

3 Hours An alternative to CM 495 providing opportunity to develop a project or study, mutually agreeable to the student, Internship Director, and the church served.

Ministry Internship (CM 495)

Credits:3

3 Hours A practicum occurring near the end of Ministry studies in which the student works with a full-time minister in a congregational setting as an observer/participant using skills and knowledge gained in the classroom. The study will culminate with a definitive folio of his or her experience.