Mount Vernon Nazarene University

2011-2012 Catalog

Christian Education

Program Coordinator, L. Jane Kennard

Faculty

L. Jane Kennard, PhD

J. Matthew Price, PhD

Christian Education Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the Christian education program are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • think clearly about the claims of philosophical and theological systems;
  • demonstrate a knowledge of and an ability to study and teach the Bible;
  • identify and appreciate the doctrine, tradition and mission of the Church of the Nazarene, or the denomination one is called to serve;
  • show growth in grace and deepening of one’s love for Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
  • evidence a healthy understanding of one’s self as a person;
  • think and work as a Christian educator with people of all ages;
  • develop a personal perspective of the "world as one’s parish;"
  • understand and experience the church as a redemptive community;
  • live as a servant-leader who believes in, hears, involves, and empowers the laity to do the work of ministry;
  • practice the skills of effective teaching;
  • nurture an intimate acquaintance with the spiritual disciplines, and the skills and sensitivity to serve as a spiritual friend; and
  • articulate a philosophy of ministry.

Christian Education Programs

Associate in Applied Science in Children’s Ministries

Required Courses

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

BIB1003G Old Testament Literature and History

3

BIB1013G New Testament Literature and History

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

3

CED2043 Life Span Ministries

3

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

3

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

aCED3033 Missional Strategies in Children’s Ministries

3

aCED3030 Children’s Ministries Workshop

0

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

2

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

CED3099 Christian Education Field Experience

2

PSY3032 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

2

FCS2083 Child Development Center Administration

3

Required Cognate Courses

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

Communication (COM1023G Public Speaking is recommended.)

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

Select one of the following:

2

ART1002G Art in the Western World

 

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

 

Select one of the following:

3

PHI2003G Introduction to Philosophy

 

PHI2023G Classical and Christian Philosophy

 

Total

54 Hours

Bachelor of Arts in Children’s Ministries

(This program combined with the religion supporting area fulfills the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene as an elder or deacon in Christian education.)

Required Christian Education Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

3

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

3

CED2043 Life Span Ministries

3

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3062 Developmental Missions

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

aCED3033 Missional Strategies in Children’s Ministries

3

aCED3030 Children’s Ministries Workshop

0

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

2

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

2

CED4013 Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

3

CED4033 Tradition and Innovation in the Missional Church

3

MIN5029 Ministry Internship

2

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Biblical literature elective (Select from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Required Cognate Courses

Communication
(COM1023G Public Speaking is recommended and required for ordination education certificate.)

3

HIS1003G Western Civilization I: Antiquity to the Reformation

3

HIS1013G Western Civilization II: Reformation to the Present Age

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

FCS2083 Child Development Center Administration

3

PSY3032 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

2

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

81 Hours

The student with a major in children’s ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian education; minors in biblical literature or religion are not permitted. Students planning on full-time ministry are encouraged to complete the religion supporting area listed below in lieu of a minor; a supporting area in a complementary discipline is also permitted when developed with and approved by the department chair.

Bachelor of Arts in Educational Ministries

(This program combined with the religion supporting area fulfills the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene as an elder or deacon in Christian education.)

Required Christian Education Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

3

CED2043 Life Span Ministries

3

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

3

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3062 Developmental Missions

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

CED4013Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

3

CED4033 Tradition and Innovation in the Missional Church

3

MIN5029 Ministry Internship

2

Elective Christian Education Courses

Select one of the following:

2-3

aCED3033 Missional Strategies in Children’s
Ministries and aCED3030 Children’s Ministries Workshop

 

CED3013 Missional Strategies in Youth Ministry and CED3010 Youth Ministries Workshop

 

aCED3022 Missional Strategies in Adult Ministry

 

Select one of the following:

2

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

 

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

 

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

 

Select one of the following:

2-3

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

 

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

 

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Biblical literature elective (Select from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Required Cognate Courses

Communication
(COM1023G Public Speaking is recommended and required for ordination education certificate.)

3

HIS1003G Western Civilization I: Antiquity to the Reformation

3

HIS1013G Western Civilization II: Reformation to the Present Age

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Select one of the following:

2

PSY3032 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

 

PSY3042 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

 

Total

77-79 Hours

The student with a major in educational ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian education; minors in biblical literature or religion are not permitted. Students planning on full-time ministry are encouraged to complete the religion supporting area listed below in lieu of a minor; a supporting area in a complementary discipline is also permitted when developed with and approved by the department chair.

Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministries

This program combined with the religion supporting area fulfills the educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene as an elder or deacon in Christian education.

Required Christian Education Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

3

CED2043 Life Span Ministries

3

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

3

CED3013 Missional Strategies in Youth Ministry

3

CED3010 Youth Ministries Workshop

0

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

2

CED3062 Developmental Missions

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

3

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

CED4013 Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

3

CED4033 Tradition and Innovation in the Missional Church

3

MIN5029 Ministry Internship

2

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Biblical literature elective
(Select from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Required Cognate Courses

Communication
(COM1023G Public Speaking is recommended and required for ordination education certificate.)

3

HIS1003G Western Civilization I: Antiquity to the Reformation

3

HIS1013G Western Civilization II: Reformation to the Present Age

3

PSY1013G General Psychology

3

PSY3032 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

2

SOC1013G Introduction to Sociology

3

Total

79 Hours

The student with a major in youth ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian education; minors in biblical literature or religion are not permitted. Students planning on full-time ministry are encouraged to complete the religion supporting area listed below in lieu of a minor; a support area in a complementary discipline is also permitted when developed with and approved by the department chair.

Religion Supporting Area

(The religion supporting area may be selected in lieu of a minor for majors in Christian Education to fulfill educational requirements for ordination as an elder or deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.)

Required Religion Courses*

PMI3033 Worship in the Christian Tradition

3

PMI3043 Homiletics

3

CHH4053 History of the Church of the Nazarene

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

3

Biblical literature elective (Select from courses numbered 3000 or above, and must include an Old Testament and New Testament elective within the major and supporting area.)

3

Total

15 Hours

*General Program Note: Christian education majors must earn a C- or above in all religion supporting area courses.

Adult Ministries Minor

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

aCED3022 Missional Strategies in Adult Ministry

2

PSY3042 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

2

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

2

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED4033 Tradition and Innovation in the Missional Church

3

Total

19 Hours

Children’s Ministries Minor

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

aCED3033 Missional Strategies in Children’s Ministries

3

aCED3030 Children’s Ministries Workshop

0

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

2

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

2

CED3062 Developmental Missions

2

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

Total

18 Hours

Educational Ministries Minor

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

3

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

3

CED2043 Lifespan Ministries

3

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED4013 Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

3

CED4033 Tradition and Innovation in the Missional Church

3

Total

19 Hours

Youth Ministries Minor

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

CED3013 Missional Strategies in Youth Ministry

3

CED3010 Youth Ministries Workshop

0

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

2

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3062 Developmental Missions

2

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

3

(PSY3032 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence is strongly suggested prior to CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth.)

Total

19 Hours

Christian Education General Program Notes:

Students who transfer into a Christian education major having already taken BIB1004G History and Faith of the Biblical Communities or BIB2084G History and Geography of Biblical Lands must complete another biblical literature course to satisfy general education bible requirements. Those with a "B-" grade or above may choose between BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature, BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature, or an upper division biblical literature course. Those with a "C+" grade or below must complete BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature or BIB1013G New Testament History.

Students may not substitute Christian education courses numbered 2000 or above from another institution (transient student transfer credit, online courses, etc.) without written permission from the Christian Ministries Department Chair or dean of the school*.

*Current students are strongly encouraged to get permission prior to taking a course from another college or university.