Christian Educational Ministries

Christian Educational Ministries

Overview

The B.A.Min. degree with a Christian Educational Ministries major is the primary degree offered to persons who wish to prepare for service as minister of Christian Education in a local church congregation.

Christian Educational Ministries

Objectives

The mission of the Christian Educational Ministries major is to equip students to be effective leaders of those educational ministries of a local church, denomination, or parachurch organization that will result in people accepting Jesus as their personal Savior, experiencing entire sanctification, growing continually in Christlikeness, and developing their own gifts to participate in the ministry of God’s kingdom. To accomplish this mission, the program seeks to achieve the following specific outcomes.

Completion of this program should enable the student to:

  • Demonstrate doctrinal principals of a Christian Educational Ministries program.
  • Identify Christian Educational Ministry Programs that best facilitate spiritual growth.
  • Develop an educational philosophy to meet the goals of Christian Educational Ministries.

Program Requirements (Traditional Structure)

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
ENG1013 English Composition I 3
ENG1023 English Composition II 3
ENG1043 Classical Literature 3
GEN1003 Lifelong Learning Skills 3
HIS2013 Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times 3
HIS2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society 3
MTH1003 General Mathematics 3
PAS1013 Introduction to Christian Service 3
PAS1023 Spiritual Formation 3
PHI3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics 3
PSY1013 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCI2013 General Physical Science 3
SOC1003 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE1003 Principles of Public Speaking 3
THE3013 Introduction to Christian Thought 3
  45 hours

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
BIB1013 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB1023 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIB2003 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB2013 Pentateuch 3
BIB2033 New Testament Gospels 3
BIB3013 Hebrew Prophets or 3
  BIB3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB3123 O.T. Historical Books  
BIB3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB3063 Book of Acts 3
THE2013 Doctrine of Holiness 3
THE3023 Systematic Theology I 3
THE3033 Systematic Theology II 3
    30 hours

Courses Specific to the Christian Educational Ministries Major

Course Course Description Hours
CEM2003 Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries 3
CEM2113 Found. for Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 3
CEM3113 Children's Ministries 3
CEM3123 Youth Ministries 3
CEM3133 Adult Ministries 3
CEM4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries 3
CEM4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM4081 Senior Ministry Integration I–CE Ministries 1
CEM4091 Senior Ministry Integration II–CE Ministries 1
MUS1013 Introduction to Music Ministries 3
OTR2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS2023 History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS4023 Church Administration and Finance 3
    38 hours

Courses Specific to the Christian Educational Ministries Youth Ministry Concentration

Course Course Description Hours
CEM2013 Youth Ministry Foundations 3
CEM2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 3
CEM3063 Adolescent Psychology 3
CEM3113 Children's Ministries 3
CEM3123 Youth Ministries 3
CEM3133 Adult Ministries 3
CEM3233 Youth Ministry Issues 3
CEM4081 Senior Ministry Integrations I-Youth Ministries1
CEM4091 Senior Ministry Integrations II-Youth Ministries1
CEM4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries 2
CEM4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries 3
OTR2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS2023 History & Polity of the Church of Nazarene 3
PAS4023 Church Administration and Finance 3
    38 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 15 hours

128 hours total required for graduation

Completion of the Christian Educational Ministries major fulfills educational requirements for ordination as deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.

Students should note that the individual districts in the Church of the Nazarene have autonomy in determining which courses fulfill the educational requirements for ordination. Students should consult with their respective district ministry board to determine what courses are required for ordination by that district.

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

General Education Core Requirements (Transfer Block)

Course Course DescriptionHours
  English Language/Communication 6
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  History 3
  General Education Electives (from any division above) 3
  General Education Bible/Theology Electives (To include the following: OT Survey (3), NT Survey (3) Formation and Discipleship (3), Introduction to Christian Theology (3), Systematic Theology (6) 18
  General Education Electives 18
    60 hours

TSA AdVantage Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
XXX-xxxx Math/Science* 3
GEN1001 Introduction to Online Learning 1
BLE3604 Adult and Professional Development 4
BIB3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
SAR3614 Stewardship and Fundraising 4
SAR3624 Doing Church as Mission 4
SAR3634 Social Aspects of Ministry 4
*If the Math/Science requirement has already been met, another General Education course may be substituted.
    28 hours

Courses Specific to the Bible and Theology Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
CEM2003 Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM2113 Foundations for Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design3
CEM3113 Children’s Ministries3
CEM3123 Youth Ministries3
CEM3133 Adult Ministries3
CEM4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries3
CEM4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM4081 Senior Ministry Integration I–CE Ministries1
CEM4091 Senior Ministry Integration II–CE Ministries1
MUS1013 Introduction to Music Ministries 3
OTR2013 Global Evangelism3
PAS4023 Church Administration and Finance3
  35 hours
 General Electives5 hours

128 hours total required for graduation