Church Ministries (CHMN)
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.
This course offers a biblical rationale for gospel-centered ministry while also providing an overview of practical ministry principles applicable to church, nonprofit, and/or parachurch settings. Special consideration is also given to formational ministry concepts and processes relating to the minister as well as the ministry audience.
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 theological and sociological perspectives in the context of local church ministry.
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.
The Capstone is designed for those with two or more years of full-time, paid vocational ministry experience. Course approval must be done in advance by the Director of Experiential Education. This course will require students to resource knowledge acquired from the entirety of the coursework completed in the MDIV degree program. The core competencies and knowledge from each major area of the degree will be resourced in a comprehensive project that outlines a broad understanding in divinity and a developing ministerial identity.
Registration Restrictions: 50 hours of completed coursework
Offered: Resident and Online
Online Prerequisite: ((CHMN 501 and NBST 515) or (NBST 520 and OBST 515) or (OBST 520 and THEO 610))
This capstone course will be taken in the final semester of the student’s degree program and will assimilate key principles, strategies, and information addressed throughout this program. A major focus of the course will be a substantive capstone project which engages concepts learned throughout the program and showcases their understanding of the knowledge, strategies, skills, and processes necessary for effective ministry implementation and leadership.
The Internship is designed for those with less than two years of full-time, paid vocational ministry experience. The ministry, mentor, and nature of involvement must be approved in advance by the Director of Experiential Education. Internship involves work in an applied ministry setting where students continue to apply, adapt, and improve their skills in a supervised ministry situation. In order to complete this internship, students must be working and/or serving in a church or ministry under the supervision of a qualified ministry leader and complete a minimum of 150 hours of internship.
Registration Restrictions: 24 hours of completed coursework
Offered: Resident and Online