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Nazarene Bible College

10/22/2014http://www.nbc.edu/concentrations/christian-educational-ministries.php

Christian Educational Ministries

Christian Educational Ministries

Degree

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Overview

The A.A.Min. degree with a concentration in Christian Educational Ministries (CEM) is a 64-semester-hour program designed to prepare the graduate for service as a lay minister in the area of Christian education, including such roles as Sunday school superintendent, director of Christian education, or minister of children or youth.

Objectives

Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Commit to fulfilling the essential role of Christian educational ministries in the mission of the Church.
  • Apply sound biblical, educational, historical, and administrative principles and practices that result in persons accepting the Christian faith, developing a Christlike lifestyle, and participating in Christ’s mission in a variety of ministry environments.
  • Identify and implement programs that will meet the educational needs and goals of a local church, denomination, or parachurch organization.
  • Develop a biblically-based, comprehensive philosophy of Christian educational ministries that reflects sound educational theory and practice.
  • Develop an educational ministries team that effectively and efficiently meets its ministry objectives.

Course Requirements

General Education

Course Course DescriptionHours
  28 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I3
ENG-1023 English Composition II3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1013 Survey of Mathematics3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought3
  General Education Elective1

Bible and Theology

Course Course DescriptionHours
  9 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation3

Courses Specific to the Christian Educational Ministries Concentration

Course Course DescriptionHours
  27 hours
BIB-2013 Pentateuch3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels3
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design3
CEM-3113 Children's Ministries3
CEM-3123 Youth Ministries3
CEM-3133 Adult Ministries3
CEM-4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation3

Total required for graduation 64 hours