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Ministry Studies

Biblical Equipping for Excellence in Life and Service

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

The Ministry Studies Department program and concentrations are designed to equip students with the essential academic, interpersonal, and practical skills to serve as pastors, associate pastors, missionaries, and ministry directors in local churches and parachurch organizations.  Each program combines extensive classroom instruction by ministry-seasoned professors and supervised ministry experiences (i.e., internships) with experienced ministry leaders in order to give students the necessary biblical and practical understanding of ministry in today’s world. The program has multiple concentrations.

 

Ministry Studies Program and Concentrations:

  • Ministry Studies, Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Ministry Studies
    • Children’s Ministry
    • Intercultural Studies
    • Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor of Arts)
    • Pastoral Ministry (Bachelor of Science)
    • Youth Ministry
    • Youth Ministry – Worship Arts
  • Ministry Studies, Associate’s Degree
    • Children’s Ministry
    • Ministry Studies

Ministry Studies Objectives

The Ministry Studies student will:
  • Demonstrate the Christian Character qualities essential for Christian ministry.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theology, theories, methodologies, and skills essential for effective Christian ministry leadership.
  • Develop effective communication skills essential for Christian ministry.
  • Develop basic interpersonal skills necessary for addressing the spiritual needs of people.
  • Acquire basic ministry skills under the guidance of a mature, seasoned professional supervisor in the kind of ministry setting anticipated after graduation.

Ministry Studies Special Requirements

  • A supervised internship in a ministry setting appropriate to the enrolled emphasis is required for Pastoral Ministry, Intercultural Studies, and Youth Ministry students.
  • A Senior Seminar oral examination is required for Pastoral Ministry, Intercultural Studies, and Youth Ministry students.
  • A grade of C or higher is required in BL232, Greek II, and in each succeeding Greek course before taking the next level Greek course for Pastoral Ministry students.
  • A GPA of 2.5 or higher must be maintained in all Ministry Studies courses for Pastoral Ministry students.

Ministry Studies Employment

The Ministry Studies graduate can expect to find the following kinds of positions:

Pastoral Ministry

  • Senior Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Campus Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Evangelism
  • Ministry Coordination
  • Para-Church Leadership
  • Fund Raising for Faith-Based Organization
  • Chaplaincy (with additional training)

    Youth Ministry

    • Youth Pastor
    • Youth Leader
    • Student Development at a College or University
    • Ministry Coordination
    • Para-Church Leadership
    • Fund Raising for Faith-Based Organization
    • Christian Education
    • Campus Ministry Coordinator
    • Youth Care Specialist

      Children’s Ministry

      • Children’s Program Leader
      • Christian Education
      • Campus Ministry Coordinator
      • Para-Church Leadership
      • Residential Specialist for Victims of Abuse or Human Trafficking
      • Shelter Case Manager
      • Children’s Care Specialist
      • Family Support Worker
      • Refugee Services Case Manager
      • Teacher Assistant

      Children’s Ministry Resources from CEF

      Child Evangelism Fellowship is now offering a 30-minute weekly online Good News Club posted on U-NITE YouTube channel for kids!  It features a Bible lesson, song, memory verse, and cliff-hanger missionary story inviting children back next week.

      See a Gospel presentation using the Wordless Book.  The young boy featured in the video believed on Jesus through the filming!

      See an 8-minute video or view a digital copy of the special crisis booklet, “Do You Wonder Why?“.

      Ministry Studies Faculty

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      Mr. Shaun LePage

      Mr. Shaun LePage

      Th.M.

      Associate VP of Marketing and Communications, Department Chair of Ministry Studies, Assistant Professor of Ministry Studies

      Dr. Mike Dodds

      Dr. Mike Dodds

      Th.M., D.Min.

      Director of the CU Press, Professor of Ministry Studies

      Mr. Joshua Paxton

      Mr. Joshua Paxton

      M.Div.

      Director of the Burnham Center for Global Engagement; Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies

      Dr. Tom Stolberg

      Dr. Tom Stolberg

      M.Mus., D.M.A.

      Professor of Music

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