MPP1631 - The Practice of Christian Ministry
A course giving special attention to the personal and professional character of the minister and the practice of ministry. Prerequisite: Introduction to Christian Service.
The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:
- Gain understanding and perspective about the role of Christian ministry.
- The ability to develop a philosophy of ministry that will enable an individual to gauge his/her effectiveness in ministry.
- Gain understanding and confidence in conducting Christian rituals.
- To help build basic skills for ministry in the 21st Century.
- To encourage the student minister to strengthen his/her personal relationship with Christ, especially in the areas of personal spiritual disciplines.
- To reinforce the importance of your personal God-given call to ministry.
The following competencies as outlined in the Sourcebook on Ordination: United States of America Edition, 2006 to meet the educational requirements for Ordination within the Church of the Nazarene will be achieved by completing this course:
- Ability to write an integrative philosophy of ministry that will answer, "why I do what I do when I do it".(CP-4)
- Ability to envision, order, participate, and lead in contextualized theologically grounded worship and to develop and lead appropriate services for special occasions (i.e. wedding, funeral, baptism, and Lord's Supper).(CP-21)
- Ability to understand and apply the unique ethical dimensions of spiritual leadership in the church.(CH-4)
- Ability to apply Christian ethics to the issues of the integrity, specifically as they relate to ministers and laity for authentic Christian faithfulness and public witness.(CH-5)
- Ability to practice faithful stewardship of personal relations including gender relationships, marriage & family, personal finance, and professional conduct.(CH-12)
- Ability to describe and cultivate healthy inter-personal relationships through personal communication skills, conflict resolution skills, nurturing relational strategies for marriage/family and congregational interaction.(CH-13)
- Ability to maintain a healthy balance between family, church, and community commitments.(CH-14)
- Ability to develop and utilize existing ministry forms such as evangelistic preaching, pastoral care preaching, doctrinal/teaching preaching and preaching Christian seasons/calendar by which individuals, families, and congregations may be formed in Christlikeness. (CP-23) Deacon, Chaplaincy
Introduction to Christian Service.