Church Ministries (CHMN)

Church Ministries (CHMN)

CHMN 810  Biblical Leadership in Church Revitalization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course will address the essential biblical leadership characteristics that enable church leaders to engage the church revitalization process with effectiveness. It will consider the revitalization themes throughout the Old and New Testaments and the strongest leadership traits of those who God used to bring new life to His people.

Offered: Online

CHMN 820  Strategic Leadership for Church Revitalization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

A practical study of the elements that are required for church leaders to lead the church revitalization process effectively. This will include the guiding values, leadership structure, facility assessment, location, and overall feasibility of the church revitalization. The historical foundations of church revitalization in the 20th century will be examined.

Offered: Online

CHMN 830  Change and Conflict in Church Revitalization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

An advanced course for pastors and church leaders who are called to lead a church through the process of church revitalization. This course will give the pastor and church leader the biblical and practical understanding, training, and leadership skills to successfully navigate change and conflict in a church that is engaging revitalization process.

Offered: Online

CHMN 840  Leadership Models for Next Generation Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course explores the necessary skills and competencies for leading next generation ministry. It will introduce current and developing models in response to current cultural issues in the context of local church ministry. Research related to the future of next generation ministry will be engaged with emphasis given to a biblical/theological critique of proposed ministry methods.

Offered: Online

CHMN 841  Issues and Trends in Next Generation Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course explores the cultural trends and issues impacting the current generation of children, adolescents, and their families. Current and developing trends will be evaluated from a theological and sociological perspectives in the context of local church ministry. Research related to the future of next generation ministry will be initiated to further the church's effective response to these issues.

Offered: Online

CHMN 842  Making Disciples for the Next Generation  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course focuses on the nature and mandate of the Great Commission and with specific application to next generation ministry. It will guide students in developing effective and insightful models for making disciples among children and adolescents in partnership with their families and connected to the larger mission of the local church. Students will engage in research that identifies and supports the most effective strategies for making disciples for the next generation.

Offered: Online

CHMN 850  A Biblical and Missiological Theology of the City  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course introduces students to a biblical and missional theology of the city. Students will learn that, beginning in Genesis and ending in the Book of Revelation, the Bible offers a distinctive view of the city and its place in the mission of God and the mission of the church. Students will acquire a solid biblical and theological framework within which they can design a ministry to the city that is faithful to God’s word and God’s mission while serving the distinctive needs of the city.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Doctor of Ministry program

Note: Course offered beginning in Spring 2020

Offered: Online

CHMN 851  Contemporary Issues of the City  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course challenges students to be critical thinkers in a rapidly changing culture. Through a comparison and contrast of current issues concerning racial justice, sexuality, arts/entertainment, and compassion ministry, students will gain a robust understanding of current issues and how to address ministry needs in the city with a sound biblical exegesis. Emphasis will be placed on understanding significant historical events in American and global history that have shaped the attitudes and values of the city.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Doctor of Ministry program

Note: Course offered beginning in Spring 2020

Offered: Online

CHMN 852  Disciple-Making Strategies among Diverse Communities  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: DMIN 810

This course is a practical guide to healthy disciple making in impoverished settings and ethnically diverse communities. Emphasis will be placed on indigenous disciple making strategies, spiritual formation among Black and Hispanic communities, and case studies on multi-ethnic church ministry. This course will help students cultivate a multi-ethnic ministry consciousness for city ministry.

Registration Restrictions: Admission to the Doctor of Ministry program

Note: Course offered beginning in Spring 2020

Offered: Online

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