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Family Ministries

Courses in the family ministry specialization focus on instruction in children’s ministry, marriage and counseling, as well as various counseling and discipleship courses. The family ministry specialization is ideally suited for students who wish to pursue an associate pastor position or who are called to youth ministry.

CM 201 Survey of Christian Education 3 hrs
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hrs
Integrated Field Experience
CM 224 IFE: Spiritual Formation 3 hrs
CM 225 IFE: Small Groups 3 hrs
CM 324 IFE: Discipleship 3 hrs
CM 325 IFE: Ministry Methods 3 hrs
Family Ministry Courses
CM 280 Psychological & Sociological Foundations of Family 3 hrs
CM 315 Principles of Family Ministry 3 hrs
SOC 221 Marriage and the Family 3 hrs
Specific Ministry Strategies
Choose One:
CM 175 Foundations of Youth Ministry 3 hrs
CM 215 Foundations of Children’s Ministry 3 hrs
CM 400 Principles of Adult Ministry 3 hrs
Finishing Courses
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming 3 hrs
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry 3 hrs
CM 420 Ministry Leadership –or–
CM 475 Senior Seminar 2 hrs
CM 480 Christian Ministries Integrative Seminar 1 hr
Upper Biblical Studies Required Course Work
BI 275 Teaching the Bible 3 hrs
BRS 231 Christian Doctrine 3 hrs
BRS 338 Theological and Sociological Foundations
of Evangelism
3 hrs
BRS 340X History of Christianity 3 hrs