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Nazarene Bible College


Christian Educational Ministries

Christian Educational Ministries




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.

Christian Educational Ministries


Completion of this program should enable students to:

  • Understand a Christian Educational Ministries philosophy in the local church.
  • Demonstrate effective administrative practices of a Christian Educational Ministries program.

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-1003 General 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