Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Church Ministries

Program Coordinator, Bruce Petersen

Faculty

John M. Nielson, MA, BD

Bruce L. Petersen, DMin

Scott A. Peterson, MA

J. Matthew Price, PhD

Church Ministries Program Objectives

The courses and curriculum of the Church Ministries Programs are designed to achieve the following student outcomes:

  • nurture and develop a call to Christian service;
  • demonstrate an understanding of biblical literature and history;
  • study the Scriptures using proper hermeneutical guidelines, leading to biblical scholarship and spiritual formation;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and theological traditions of the Christian church;
  • evidence an understanding of and appreciation of the doctrines, tradition, and mission of the Church of the Nazarene;
  • master basic skills in various functions of pastoral ministry;
  • demonstrate skill in the use and application of theological language and vocabulary;
  • evidence critical abilities to evaluate truth claims of different thought systems; and
  • grow and mature in the knowledge and experience of Jesus Christ as Redeemer, Sanctifier, and Lord.

Church Ministries Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

(This program fulfills the educational requirements for ordination as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene.)

Required Christian Ministry Courses

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN2012 Transformational Ministry

2

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions

3

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

3

PMI3004 Ministry in its Social Context

4

PMI3033 Worship in the Christian Tradition

3

PMI3043 Homiletics

3

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

2

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

PMI4003 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

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

BLA2004g Beginning New Testament Greek I

4

BLA2014 Beginning New Testament Greek II

4

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Elective Courses

Old Testament elective (selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

3

New Testament elective (selected from courses numbered 3000 or above.)

3

Select one of the following:

3

CHH4053 History of the Church of the Nazarene
(required for Nazarenes pursuing ordination education certificate.)

 

CHH4063 Studies in Modern Denominational
Histories

 

Total

77 Hours

The student with a major in pastoral ministry must complete a minor in another discipline or a supporting area in Christian education or liberal arts (i.e., fifteen hours from one of the following areas: biblical language, business, Christian education, communication, history, psychology, or sociology).

Bachelor of Arts in Worship Ministry

Required Christian Ministry Courses

MIN1000 Ministry Seminar I

0

MIN2000 Ministry Seminar II

0

MIN3000 Ministry Seminar III

0

MIN4000 Ministry Seminar IV

0

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN2012 Transformational Ministry

2

MIN2002 Worship Arts and Design

2

MIN3003 Media and Technology for Ministry

3

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

PMI3033 Worship in the Christian Tradition

3

PMI3043 Homiletics

3

MIN5029 Ministry Internship

2

Select one of the following:

3

PMI4003 Pastoral Leadership and Administration

 

CED4013 Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

 

Select one of the following:

2-3

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

 

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

 

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

 

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

 

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

 

Required Religion Courses

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature

3

BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

CHH3013 Christian Heritage I

3

CHH3053 Christian Heritage II

3

THE3003G Christian Beliefs

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

3

Required Music Courses

MMA2093 Introduction to Music and Worship

3

aMMA3093 History of Song in Worship

3

Required Communication Courses

COM1033 Introduction to Video Production

3

Select one of the following:

1-3

COM4033 Play Production

 

COM2031G Acting Practicum

 

ENS1001G Music Stage Production

 

Required Cognate Courses

MTH1002G Music in the Western World

2

ART1002G Art in the Western World

2

Total

62-65 Hours

The student with a major in Worship Ministry is required to complete a minor and is encouraged to take the Worship Music Minor (Music Department) or the Ordination Minor for the Worship Ministry Major (below).

Chaplaincy Ministry Minor

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

aPMI1012 Introduction to Chaplaincy

2

aPMI1022 Chaplaincy Field Observation

2

aPHI2063G World Religions

3

CED2043 Life Span Ministries

3

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

Select one of the following:

2-3

aICS2003G Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

 

ICS2042G Global Diversity and Intercultural Understanding

 

Select one of the following:

2-3

PSY3073 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

 

PSY3042 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

 

aPSY4003 Death and Dying

 

Total

19-21 Hours

Denominational endorsement for chaplaincy service requires theological education and experience commensurate for the ministry context. Completion of the Chaplaincy Ministry Minor does not constitute ecclesiastical endorsement for chaplaincy.

Ordination Minor

(for Worship Ministry Major)

Worship Ministry Majors pursuing ordination in the Church of the Nazarene may take the following ordination supporting area to complete the educational requirements for ordination.

Required Courses

ICS1013 Foundations of Missions

3

CHH4053 History of the Church of the Nazarene

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Select one upper division Bible Course numbered 3000 or above.

3

Select one of the following Christian Education Courses:

3

CED3003 Educational Ministries in the Church

 

CED2013 Foundations of Christian Education

 

Select one of the following Ministry Context Courses:

2-4

PMI3004 Ministry in its Social Context

 

CED3062G Developmental Missions

 

Select one of the following from the area which you did not take for your major (Evangelism or Pastoral Care):

2-3

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

 

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

 

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

 

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

 

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

 

Total

22-25 Hours

Worship Ministry Minor

This minor is designed to enhance the preparation of Music and Worship majors (Music Department) preparing for local church ministry.

Required Courses

 

MIN1002 Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

2

MIN2002 Worship Arts and Design

2

MIN3003 Media and Technology for Ministry

3

PMI3033 Worship in the Christian Tradition

3

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

Select one of the following:

2-3

PMI3052 Evangelism and Discipleship

 

PMI4023 Pastoral Care and Counseling

 

Select one of the following:

2-3

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

 

PMI4003 Pastoral Ministry and Leadership

 

Select one of the following:

3

THE3013 Doctrine of Christian Holiness

 

THE3083 Wesley's Life and Thought

 

Total

20-22 Hours

Worship Studies Minor

This minor is intended to enhance the preparation of Christian Ministry majors. Students in the Worship Ministry major are ineligible to take this minor.

Required Courses

 

MIN2002 Worship Arts and Design

2

MIN3003 Media and Technology for Ministry

3

PMI3033 Worship in the Christian Tradition

3

MMA2093 Introduction to Music and Worship

3

aMMA3093 History of Song in Worship

3

Select One of the Following:

3

COM4033 Play Production

 

COM1033 Introduction to Video Production

 

Select One of the Following:

1

COM2031G Acting Practicum

 

ENS1001G Music Stage Production

 

Total

18 Hours