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MPP1031 - Exploring Christian Ministry

Course Description

A course giving special attention to the personal and professional character of the minister and the practice of ministry.

Course Objectives

The following learning objectives will be achieved by this course:

  1. Gain understanding and perspective about the role of Christian ministry.
  2. The ability to develop a philosophy of ministry that will enable an individual to gauge his/her effectiveness in ministry.
  3. Gain understanding and confidence in conducting Christian rituals.
  4. To help build basic skills for ministry in the 21st Century.
  5. To encourage the student minister to strengthen his/her personal relationship with Christ, especially in the areas of personal spiritual disciplines.
  6. 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

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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