Curriculum for the Master of Ministry Module Program
Curriculum
  • Foundation Course - The Church in the Twenty-first Century
  • Core Subjects (6 courses)
    • Theology
    • Biblical Studies
    • Preaching and Worship
    • Personal Growth
    • Leadership
    • Ministry
  • Electives - 3 additional courses from the core subject areas
Course Descriptions

Biblical Literature (BIB)

BIB6003
Biblical Hermeneutics (3)

A study of the principles underlying the interpretation of the various types of literature found in the Bible.

BIB6013
Old 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 Old Testament. Special emphasis will be given to the study of scripture for preaching and teaching. (This course may be repeated with different topics.)

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.)

Leadership (LED)

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.

LED6013
Church Growth (3)

A study of the practice, policy and methods of church growth in local and worldwide settings. Special emphasis is given to sociological, anthropological, and ethnic factors.

LED6023
Conflict Management (3)

An examination of the theological and theoretical factors leading to conflict within religious organizations, and the skills necessary to resolve or manage such situations.

LED6033
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.

LED6043
Multiple Staff Ministry (3)

A study in the philosophy and organization of the multiple staff ministry. Special emphasis is given to the role of the senior pastor in defining, developing, and assessing staff responsibilities and relationships.

Ministry (MIN)

MIN6001
Supervised Ministry (1)

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.

MIN6033 (3)
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.

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.

MIN6063
Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)

An introductory survey of pastoral counseling. Special emphasis is given to theories of counseling, types of pastoral counseling, and fundamental practices in pastoral counseling.

MIN6073
Strategies of Multicultural Ministry (3)

A comprehensive overview of the role of culture in shaping behavior, including different worldviews, thought patterns, value systems, verbal and non-verbal communication, social structures and decision-making processes. Special emphasis is given to communicating the Gospel across cultural boundaries, and developing indigenous leadership in multicultural settings.

MIN6083
Evangelism and Renewal in the Local church (3).

A study of revival in Scripture, throughout church history, and of the resulting evangelistic outreach by the church to its world. Special emphasis is given to seeing revival and renewal come to the local church and to whole societies, and patterns of evangelism effective in reaching contemporary society.

MIN6093
Small Group Ministries (3)

An exploration of the structure of small group dynamics within the local church. The course covers the role of the small group in developing individual Christian maturity, caring for members within the group, growing the church, and facilitating ministry in the world. Special emphasis is given to the mega-church model with small groups as the foundational structure for the local church.

Personal Growth (PGR)

PGR6003
The Pastor as a Person (3)

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

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.

PGR6023
Ethical Issues in Ministry (3)

A study of moral leadership in the church in a pluralistic world.

Preaching and Worship (PRW)

PRW6003
Biblical Preaching in Todayís World (3)

A study of the exegetical procedures prerequisite to an accurate interpretation of scripture, and an application to forms of biblical preaching.

PRW6013
Christian Worship (3).

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

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.

Theology (THE)

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.

THE6013
Contemporary Theological Issues (3)

An analysis of contemporary theological issues with which the parish minister may be confronted and a consideration of ways to respond to the issues. Special emphasis is given to historical backgrounds and current trends in Christian thought.

THE6023
The Doctrine of Holiness (3)

A study of the doctrine of holiness as it has been understood historically within the American holiness and Wesleyan traditions respectively.

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