Curriculum for the Church-Based Master of Ministry Program
Course Sequence and Course Descriptions

FALL SEMESTER (September - December)

BIB6023
New Testament Exegesis (subtitle for the specific scripture topic) (3)

An examination of the hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods appropriate to interpreting various literary genres found in the New Testament. Special emphasis will be given to the study of scripture for preaching and teaching. (This course may be repeated with different topics.)

MIN6033
The Church in the Twenty-first Century (3)

A study of biblical, historical, and contemporary understandings of the Church to develop insights and competencies in the practice of ministry.

LED6003
The Pastor as Leader (3)

A study of the various styles of pastoral and secular leadership with application to local church and denominational settings.

MIN6001 (3)
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

JANUARY SEMESTER (January - April)

THE6003
Biblical Theology (3)

A study of the theology of the Bible by observing the diversity of Scripture and seeking to understand the central theological expressions of both the Old and New Testaments.

PGR6013
Spiritual Formation (3)

An examination of the ministry of pastoral care as spiritual formation. Special emphasis is given to the development of the pastor as spiritual director.

PRW6013
Christian Worship (3)

A study of the nature and styles of worship designed to enable ministers to lead worship experiences more effectively.

MIN6001
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

SPRING SEMESTER (April - July)

LED6003
Managing the Church (3)

A theological study of the principles of church finance. Special emphasis is given to developing a sound financial base for ministry and management.

PGR6003
The Pastor as a Person (3)

An inquiry into self-understanding, personal spiritual growth, and goal development for the practice of ministry.

PRW6023
Contemporary Approaches to Preaching (3)

A study of contemporary patterns of preaching in the Christian church. Topics include narrative preaching, biographical preaching, preaching with imagination, life-situation preaching, inductive preaching, seeker-sensitive preaching, and other models.

MIN6043
Developing Ministry Teams (3)

This course will explore the biblical foundations for our understanding of ministry by all of Godís people and for leadership in that ministry. The class will consider the biblical basis for the use of teams both in ministry and in giving leadership to that ministry, resulting in an understanding of the value of teams in ministry and strategies for the development of such teams in the local church setting.

MIN6001
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

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