Church Ministries (CHMN)

Church Ministries (CHMN)

CHMN 101  Evangelism and Christian Life  2 Credit Hour(s)  
CHMN 201  Introduction to Church Ministries  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A practical study of Church Ministry with emphasis given to its biblical foundation, philosophy of ministry, and the various areas of ministry. The ministry is considered as a calling and a career.

Offered: Resident and Online

CHMN 205  Church Ministry Practicum I  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 (may be taken concurrently)

A faculty supervised practical ministry experience through observation at an approved ministry site. Practicum I is designed to provide the student with exposure to local church ministry. This course is designed to be taken the first semester of a student's sophomore year. (The course consists of forty (40) hours of observation that must be completed during the semester in which the student is registered for the course. Assessment of the student's observation will be required for this class.)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 250  Ministry in Urban Communities  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An investigation of current issues concerning compassionate aid in dense and diverse areas. Emphasis will be placed on understanding sustainable and dignity affirming models/programs of aid and service to the urban poor and the deconstruction of toxic strategies of charity.

Offered: Resident

CHMN 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Supervised field experience for those preparing for church ministry. Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

CHMN 300  Church Ministry Practicum II  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205

A faculty supervised practical ministry experience at an approved ministry site emphasizing leadership skills. This is a continuation of Practicum I at an approved ministry site. Students are placed in a leadership role to learn principles of team ministry and develop skills in preparation, planning, and presentation. This course is designed to be taken the first semester of a student's junior year. (The course consists of forty (40) hours of ministry experience that must be completed during the semester in which the student is registered for the course. Assessment of the student's ministry experience will be required for this class.)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 301  Foundations of NextGen Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: CHMN 201

An investigation of specific elements that are building blocks for biblical education from birth through late adolescents in NextGen Ministry. Foundational issues, principles of teaching, and curriculum development will be studied. (Formerly YOUT 301)

Offered: Online

CHMN 305  Church Ministry Practicum III  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205 and CHMN 300

A faculty supervised practical ministry experience at an approved ministry site emphasizing leadership skills. This is a continuation of Practicum II at an approved ministry site. Students are placed in a leadership role to learn principles of team ministry and develop skills in preparation, planning, and presentation. This course is designed to be taken the first/second semester of a student's junior year. (The course consists of forty (40) hours of ministry experience that must be completed during the semester in which the student is registered for the course. Assessment of the student's ministry experience will be required for this class.)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 310  Multi Ethnic Church Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 250 (may be taken concurrently)

This course prepares students with the skills necessary for multi-ethnic church leadership and ministry for the purpose of multiplying indigenous leaders within a twenty-first century church context. Emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural ministry, diversity in church ministry, church health/growth, minority worship strategies, minority disciple-making, and multi-ethnic church multiplication.

Offered: Resident

CHMN 315  Apologetics and Evangelism in an Urban Ministry Context  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 250 (may be taken concurrently)

This course equips students with the communication strategies necessary to missionally engage Christian cults, religious groups, and social movements in cities through leading a healthy, growing, and multiplying twenty-first century church. Emphasis will be placed on personal evangelism strategies in majority minority communities within the city and local church outreach.

Offered: Resident

CHMN 360  Foundations in Ministry Programming  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205

A study of the foundational components of church ministries programming which includes: developing a philosophy of ministry, ministry assessment, calendar planning, budgeting, leadership development, and safety issues.

Offered: Resident

CHMN 387  Methods of Teaching Bible and Religion  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: RLGN 301 and (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110 and BIBL 360 and THEO 360) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110 and BIBL 350 and THEO 360) or (BIBL 105 and BIBL 110 and BIBL 360 and THEO 350) or (BIBL 104 and BIBL 360 and THEO 360) or (BIBL 104 and BIBL 350 and THEO 360) or (BIBL 104 and BIBL 360 and THEO 350)

A study of the laws of teaching and learning as they apply to various situations in which the student has an opportunity to observe and apply the principles and art of effective teaching. The student will be given an opportunity to observe and apply the principles of effective teaching.

Offered: Online

CHMN 400  Leading NextGen Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and CHMN 301 and THEO 330

This course is designed to teach the student the essential competencies required for leading in NextGen ministry. Emphasis will be placed on leading and effective strategy of spiritual formation that engages the entire family from birth to college in the local church.

Offered: Online

CHMN 420  Contemporary Issues in Urban Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 250 (may be taken concurrently)

This course challenges students to be critical thinkers in a morally relativistic American Culture. Through a comparison and contrast of current issues concerning racial justice, sexuality, and moral relativism students will walk away with a robust understanding of current issues facing the city, and how to biblically engage the city with a sound exegesis from a biblical worldview.

Offered: Resident

CHMN 447  Discipleship in Church Ministries  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205 and CHMN 300 and CHMN 360 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

This course is an investigation of the factors which influence spiritual development. Attention is given to exploring the biblical and theological foundations for discipleship and making application to the discipleship process. (Crosslisted with YOUT 447)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 450  Leadership and Management in Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205 and CHMN 300 and CHMN 360

This course is designed to teach the student the basic organization necessary for an effective local church and Christian ministry. Emphasis is placed on the development of biblical management and leadership skills. Attention is given to the student's spiritual life, personal life, and ministry life. Topics addressed include the call to ministry, stages of ministry, finding the right church or ministry, personal piety, and staff relations and development. (Crosslisted with YOUT 450)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 489  Church Ministries Capstone  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A capstone course designed to equip the student in developing a master plan for ministry, and will focus on reviewing the acquired knowledge, value and skills of the church ministry curriculum. This course seeks to integrate the concepts, techniques, and knowledge of all areas of church ministry. This course is designed to be taken the final semester for graduating seniors. Attention is given to the student's spiritual, personal and ministry life.

Registration Restrictions: Senior status; taken during the last semester of coursework

Offered: Resident

CHMN 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

CHMN 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 497  Special Topics in Church Ministry  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

CHMN 497 - Special Topics in Church Ministry (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

CHMN 499  Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 220 and CHMN 387 and CHMN 403

A supervised field experience designed for students preparing for a position in the field of church ministries, such as ministry director, ministry coordinator in a local church or a director in a parachurch organization. This internship will focus on the organization, teaching, and leadership components of ministry. The site must be approved by the Department of Church Ministries.

Registration Restrictions: Junior/Senior status, and approval of Department Chair only

Offered: Resident

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