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The pre-seminary specialization is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue a seminary degree once they have completed their undergraduate studies. Courses focus on pre-requisites necessary for seminary acceptance, including preaching studies and elementary Greek.

CM 201 Survey of Christian Education 3 hrs
CM 260 Introduction to Intercultural Ministries 3 hours
GR 121-122 Elementary Greek 8 hrs
Integrated Field Experience
CM 224  IFE: Spiritual Formation 3 hrs
Integrated Field Experience Elective
Choose One:
CM 225 IFE: Small Groups 3 hrs
CM 324 IFE: Discipleship 3 hrs
CM 325 IFE: Ministry Methods 3 hrs
Pastoral Relationships
CM 342 Relational Skills for Ministry 3 hrs
CM 372X Nonprofit Management –or–
PSY 305 Organizational Psychology 3 hrs
CM 381 Introduction to Preaching 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 315 Principles of Family Ministry 3 hrs
CM 400 Principles of Adult Ministry 3 hrs
Finishing Courses
CM 320 Principles of Ministry Programming 3 hrs
CM 420 Ministry Leadership 2 hrs
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

Students who wish to go on to earn their seminary degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS) should consult with their advisor regarding elective course selection for a seamless transition to seminary at TEDS. These courses will qualify students for the TEDS Advanced Placement Master of Divinity degree.