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Counseling for Christian Ministries

Counseling for Christian Ministries

Overview

The B.A.Min. degree with a Counseling for Christian Ministries major is for those who desire to build a competence in counseling theory and principles. The program provides a conceptual framework for applications in the helping professions, such as pastoral ministries, parachurch organizations, and occupations involving human management. Counseling for Christian Ministries major coursework is completed in a cohort, with the program requiring commitment to consecutive sessions. This major is distinctly an online curriculum with two required, intensive courses on campus, one at the beginning and one at the end of the counseling year.

The Counseling for Christian Ministries major is offered online only but may be taken within either the Traditional or Advantage structures. For information regarding admission to the Counseling for Christian Ministries program, see the Admissions section of this Catalog.

Counseling for Christian Ministries

Objectives

  • Know the basic counseling principles as they relate to individuals, families, organizations, human development, abnormal behavior, and Christian thought.
  • Identify basic counseling techniques.
  • Develop strategies for managing conflict within organizations.
  • Discern accurately the feelings in oneself and others in the counseling setting.

Program Requirements (Traditional Structure)

General Education Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
    45 hours
ENG-1013 English Composition I 3
ENG-1023 English Composition II 3
ENG-1043 Classical Literature 3
GEN-1003 Lifelong Learning Skills 3
HIS-2013 Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times3
HIS-2023 Western World/Emerging Modern Society 3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics 3
PAS-1013 Introduction to Christian Service 3
PAS-1023 Spiritual Formation 3
PHI-3013 Philosophy and Christian Ethics 3
PSY-1013 Introduction to Psychology 3
SCI-2013 General Physical Science 3
SOC-1003 Introduction to Sociology 3
SPE-1003 Principles of Public Speaking 3
THE-3013 Introduction to Christian Thought 3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
    30 hours
BIB-1013 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
BIB-1023 Introduction to the New Testament 3
BIB-2003 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB-2013 Pentateuch 3
BIB-2033 New Testament Gospels 3
BIB-3013 Hebrew Prophets or 3
  BIB-3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or 
  BIB-3123 O.T. Historical Books  
BIB-3053 Pauline Epistles or BIB 3063 Book of Acts3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I 3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II 3
THE-4043 Doctrine of Holiness 3

Courses specific to the major to be taken in the order listed.

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 21 hours
PSY-4602 Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614 Developmental Issues in Counseling 4
THE-4604 Counseling and Christian Thought 4
PSY-4624 Individual Counseling Theories 4
PSY-4634 Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644 Abnormal Psychology for Counseling 4
BLE-4654 Group and Organizational Behavior 4
BLE-4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
PSY-4612 Capstone to Counseling for Christian Ministries2

128 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

60 hoursProgram Entrance Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning 0-1
  Program requirement - does not apply to the major. 

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours; Foundational 8 hours.

Course Course Description Hours
    28 hours
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB-3604 Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch 4
BIB-3614 Survey of the New Testament/Gospels 4
BIB-3624 Bible and Life Application 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3614 Survey of Christian Theology 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Courses to be taken in the order listed.

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
PSY-4602 Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614 Developmental Issues in Counseling 4
THE-4604 Counseling and Christian Thought 4
PSY-4624 Individual Counseling Theories 4
PSY-4634 Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644 Abnormal Psychology for Counseling 4
BLE-4654 Group and Organizational Behavior 4
BLE-4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
PSY-4612 Capstone to Counseling for Christian Ministries2

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

First Year

Course Course Description Hours
    28 hours
XXX-xxxx Math/Science* 3
GEN-1001 Introduction to Online Learning 1
BLE-3604 Adult & Professional Development 4
BIB-3634 Biblical Leadership Principles 4
THE-3624 Holiness and the Life of the Believer 4
SAR-3614 Stewardship and Fundraising 4
SAR-3624 Doing Church as a Mission 4
SAR-3634 Social Aspects of Ministry 4

*If the Math/Science requirement has already been met, another General Education course may be substituted.

Second Year

Courses specific to the major to be taken in the order listed.

Course Course Description Hours
    32 hours
PSY-4602 Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614 Developmental Issues in Counseling 4
THE-4604 Counseling and Christian Thought 4
PSY-4624 Individual Counseling Theories 4
PSY-4634 Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644 Abnormal Psychology for Counseling 4
BLE-4654 Group and Organizational Behavior 4
BLE-4684 Managing Change and Conflict 4
PSY-4612 Capstone to Counseling for Christian Ministries2

120 hours total required for graduation

Ordination Education Requirements

Persons may fulfill education requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene either as elder or deacon by completing the following courses in addition to the major in Counseling for Christian Ministries (Traditional Structure). Please be advised, districts may require additional coursework.

For ordination as elder:

Course Course Description Hours
    26 hours
CEM-2133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
OTR-4013 Developing a Missional Church 3
PAS-2013 The Practice of Christian Ministry 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3033 Christian Preaching I 3
PAS-3043 Christian Preaching II 3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3
PAS-4092 Senior Ministry Integration-Pastoral Ministries2

For ordination as deacon (of Christian Education):

Course Course Description Hours
    29 hours
CEM-2003 Intro. to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2113 Found. for Christian Educational Ministries3
     
  Two of the following three courses required:6
  CEM-3113 Children's Ministries  
  CEM-3123 Youth Ministries  
  CEM-3133 Adult Ministries  
     
CEM-4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries 3
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-4092 Senior Ministry Integration-CE Ministries2
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3