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Nazarene Bible College

07/09/2020https://www.nbc.edu/majors/christian-educational-ministries.php

Christian Educational Ministries

Christian Educational Ministries

Overview

The B.A.Min. degree with a Christian Educational Ministries major is the primary degree offered to persons who wish to prepare for service as minister of Christian Education in a local church congregation.

Christian Educational Ministries

Objectives

The mission of the Christian Educational Ministries major is to equip students to be effective leaders of those educational ministries of a local church, denomination, or parachurch organization that will result in people accepting Jesus as their personal Savior, experiencing entire sanctification, growing continually in Christlikeness, and developing their own gifts to participate in the ministry of God’s kingdom. To accomplish this mission, the program seeks to achieve the following specific outcomes.

Completion of this program should enable the student to:

  • Demonstrate doctrinal principals of a Christian Educational Ministries program.
  • Identify Christian Educational Ministry Programs that best facilitate spiritual growth.
  • Develop an educational philosophy to meet the goals of Christian Educational Ministries.

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 Times 3
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 Acts 3
THE-2013 Doctrine of Holiness 3
THE-3023 Systematic Theology I 3
THE-3033 Systematic Theology II 3

Courses Specific to the Christian Educational Ministries Major

Course Course Description Hours
    38 hours
CEM-2003 Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries 3
CEM-2113 Found. for Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 3
CEM-3113 Children's Ministries 3
CEM-3123 Youth Ministries 3
CEM-3133 Adult Ministries 3
CEM-4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries 3
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-4081 Senior Ministry Integration I–CE Ministries 1
CEM-4091 Senior Ministry Integration II–CE Ministries 1
MUS-1143 Music Ministries I-Introduction 3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS-2023 History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3

Courses Specific to the Christian Educational Ministries Youth Ministry Concentration

Course Course Description Hours
    38 hours
  Electives or Minor Courses 15 hours
CEM-2013 Youth Ministry Foundations 3
CEM-2123 Teaching Methods and Curriculum Design 3
CEM-3063 Adolescent Psychology 3
CEM-3113 Children's Ministries 3
CEM-3123 Youth Ministries 3
CEM-3133 Adult Ministries 3
CEM-3233 Youth Ministry Issues 3
CEM-4081 Senior Ministry Integrations I-Youth Ministries1
CEM-4091 Senior Ministry Integrations II-Youth Ministries1
CEM-4113 Multiple Staff and Team Ministries 2
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries 3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism 3
PAS-2023 History & Polity of the Church of Nazarene 3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance 3

128 hours total required for graduation

Completion of the Christian Educational Ministries major fulfills educational requirements for ordination as deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.

Students should note that the individual districts in the Church of the Nazarene have autonomy in determining which courses fulfill the educational requirements for ordination. Students should consult with their respective district ministry board to determine what courses are required for ordination by that district.

Program Requirements (Salvation Army)

General Education Core Requirements (Transfer Block)

Course Course DescriptionHours
    60 hours
  English Language/Communication 6
  Social Sciences 6
  Humanities 3
  Science 3
  History 3
  General Education Electives (from any division above) 3
  General Education Bible/Theology Electives (To include the following: OT Survey (3), NT Survey (3) Formation and Discipleship (3), Introduction to Christian Theology (3), Systematic Theology (6) 18
  General Education Electives 18

TSA AdVantage Core Requirements

Course Course Description Hours
    28 hours
MTH-1003 General Mathematics 3
GEN-1001 Online Orientation 1
BLE-3604 Adult and 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 Mission 4
SAR-3634 Social Aspects of Ministry 4

Courses Specific to the Bible and Theology Major

Course Course DescriptionHours
  35 hours
 General Electives5 hours
CEM-2003 Introduction to Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-2113 Foundations for 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
CEM-4133 Leadership of Christian Educational Ministries3
CEM-4081 Senior Ministry Integration I–CE Ministries1
CEM-4091 Senior Ministry Integration II–CE Ministries1
MUS-1143 Music Ministries I–Introduction3
OTR-2013 Global Evangelism3
PAS-4023 Church Administration and Finance3

128 hours total required for graduation