Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Christian Education

Program Coordinator, L. Jane Kennard

Faculty

L. Jane Kennard, PhD

J. Matthew Price, PhD

Christian Education Programs

Associate of 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

PSY3073 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

FCS2083 Child Development Center Administration

3

Required Cognate Courses

THE3003G Christian Beliefs and Convictions

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

PHI2013G Love, Justice, and the Good Life

 

PHI2023g Classical and Christian Philosophy

 

Total

55 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 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

MIN3089 Supervised Ministry Practicum*

2

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

CED3062G 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

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

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 and Convictions

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Required Cognate Courses

FCS2083 Child Development Center Administration

3

Total

64 Hours

*Course is variable credit; at least 2 hours must be earned.

The student with a major in children’s ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian Ministry; 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 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

MIN3089 Supervised Ministry Practicum*

2

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

CED3062G Developmental Missions

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

CED3092 Pastoral Staff Ministry

2

CED4013 Leadership and Administration of Christian Education

3

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

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 and Convictions

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Elective Christian Ministry 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

Total

60-62 Hours

*Course is variable credit; at least 2 hours must be earned.

The student with a major in educational ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian Ministry; 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 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

MIN3089 Supervised Ministry Practicum*

2

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

CED3062G 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

MIN4033 The Missional Church

3

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 and Convictions

3

THE4003 Christian Theology I

3

THE4013 Christian Theology II

3

Total

62 Hours

*Course is variable credit; at least 2 hours must be earned.

The student with a major in youth ministries must complete a minor in a discipline outside Christian Ministry; 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. Christian Ministry majors must earn a C- or above in all religion supporting area 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

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

MIN4033 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

CED3062G Developmental Missions

2

CED3032 Church and Family Recreation

2

CED3072 Family Ministries in the Church

2

Total

18 Hours

Christian School Education Minor

BIB2013 Biblical Hermeneutics

3

CED4043 Philosophy of Christian School Education

3

Select One:

2

aCED3042 Evangelism of Children

 

aCED3052 Evangelism of Youth

 

Select One:

2-3

aCED3082 Pastoral Care of Children

 

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

 

Select One:

3-5

ECE2063 Curriculum in Early Childhood Education

 

EDU2093 Fundamentals of Planning and Instruction and EDU2072 Fundamentals of Planning and Instruction Lab

 

CED2053 Teaching the Bible: Curriculum and Methods

 

Required Cognate Courses

7-9

THE3003 Christian Beliefs and Convictions

 

Select from the following (4-6)

 

BIB1014G The Narrative of Scripture

 

BIB1003G Old Testament History and Literature and BIB1013G New Testament History and Literature

 

Total

20-25 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

MIN4033 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

CED3062G Developmental Missions

2

CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth

3

(PSY3073 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence is strongly suggested prior to CED3083 Discipleship and Pastoral Care of Youth.)

Total

19 Hours