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04/20/2014http://www.nbc.edu/majors/counseling-for-christian-ministries.php

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 DescriptionHours
45 hours
ENG-1013English Composition I3
ENG-1023English Composition II3
ENG-1043Classical Literature3
GEN-1003Lifelong Learning Skills3
HIS-2013Western World/Ancient & Medieval Times3
HIS-2023Western World/Emerging Modern Society3
MTH-1003 General Mathematics3
PAS-1013Introduction to Christian Service3
PAS-1023Spiritual Formation3
PHI-3013Philosophy and Christian Ethics3
PSY-1013Introduction to Psychology3
SCI-2013General Physical Science3
SOC-1003Introduction to Sociology3
SPE-1003Principles of Public Speaking3
THE-3013Introduction to Christian Thought3

Bible and Theology Core Requirements

Course Course DescriptionHours
30 hours
BIB-1013Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIB-1023Introduction to the New Testament3
BIB-2003Biblical Interpretation3
BIB-2013Pentateuch3
BIB-2033New Testament Gospels3
BIB-3013Hebrew Prophets or3
BIB-3023 Poetic and Wisdom Literature or
BIB-3123 O.T. Historical Books
BIB-3053Pauline Epistles or BIB 3063 Book of Acts3
THE-3023Systematic Theology I3
THE-3033Systematic Theology II3
THE-4043Doctrine of Holiness3

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

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
Electives or Minor Courses21 hours
PSY-4602Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614Developmental Issues in Counseling4
THE-4604Counseling and Christian Thought4
PSY-4624Individual Counseling Theories4
PSY-4634Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644Abnormal Psychology for Counseling4
BLE-4654Group and Organizational Behavior4
BLE-4684Managing Change and Conflict4
PSY-4612Capstone to Counseling for Christian Ministries2

128 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (AdVantage Structure)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

Course Course DescriptionHours
GEN-1001Introduction to Online Learning0-1
Program requirement - does not apply to the major.

First Year - Core Courses

Bible and Theology 20 hours; Foundational 8 hours.

Course Course DescriptionHours
28 hours
BLE-3604Adult & Professional Development4
BIB-3604Survey of the Old Testament/Pentateuch4
BIB-3614Survey of the New Testament/Gospels4
BIB-3624Bible and Life Application4
BIB-3634Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3614Survey of Christian Theology4
THE-3624Holiness and the Life of the Believer4

Second Year - Courses specific to the major

Courses to be taken in the order listed.

Course Course DescriptionHours
32 hours
PSY-4602Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614Developmental Issues in Counseling4
THE-4604Counseling and Christian Thought4
PSY-4624Individual Counseling Theories4
PSY-4634Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644Abnormal Psychology for Counseling4
BLE-4654Group and Organizational Behavior4
BLE-4684Managing Change and Conflict4
PSY-4612Capstone to Counseling for Christian Ministries2

120 hours total required for graduation

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

Program Entrance Requirements 60 hours

First Year

Course Course DescriptionHours
28 hours
XXX-xxxxMath/Science*3
GEN-1001Introduction to Online Learning1
BLE-3604Adult & Professional Development4
BIB-3634Biblical Leadership Principles4
THE-3624Holiness and the Life of the Believer4
SAR-3614Stewardship and Fundraising4
SAR-3624Doing Church as a Mission4
SAR-3634Social Aspects of Ministry4

*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 DescriptionHours
32 hours
PSY-4602Orientation to Counseling for Christian Ministries2
PSY-4614Developmental Issues in Counseling4
THE-4604Counseling and Christian Thought4
PSY-4624Individual Counseling Theories4
PSY-4634Marriage and Family Counseling Theories4
PSY-4644Abnormal Psychology for Counseling4
BLE-4654Group and Organizational Behavior4
BLE-4684Managing Change and Conflict4
PSY-4612Capstone 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).

For ordination as elder:

Course Course DescriptionHours
26 hours
CEM-2133Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
OTR-2013Global Evangelism3
OTR-4013Developing a Missional Church3
PAS-2013The Practice of Christian Ministry3
PAS-2023History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-3033Christian Preaching I3
PAS-3043Christian Preaching II3
PAS-4023Church Administration and Finance3
PAS-4092Senior Ministry Integration-Pastoral Ministries2

For ordination as deacon (of Christian Education):

Course Course DescriptionHours
29 hours
CEM-2003Intro. to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2113Found. 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-4113Multiple Staff and Team Ministries3
CEM-4133Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-4092Senior Ministry Integration-Pastoral Ministries2
OTR-2013Global Evangelism3
PAS-2023History & Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-4023Church Administration and Finance3

Certificate of Recognition in Counseling for Christian Ministries

Applicants with a bachelor degree from an accredited institution who desire only the CCM major year: Nazarene Bible College reserves the right to evaluate the substance of the degree and the student's cumulative GPA. Requirements for acceptance to the major year still apply. No transfer of credit is required. Though no degree will be granted, a certificate of recognition will be awarded upon completion of the 32-hour Counseling for Christian Ministries major.