Curriculum for the Master of Ministry Program*
Course Descriptions and Sample Course Sequence (courses may be offered in different semesters than shown below)

FALL SEMESTER (September - December)

BIBL6023
New Testament Exegesis (subtitle for the specific scripture topic) (3)

An examination of the hermeneutical principles and exegetical methods appropriate to interpreting various literary genres found in the New Testament. Special emphasis will be given to the study of scripture for preaching and teaching. (This course may be repeated with different topics.)

MINS6033
The Church in the Twenty-first Century (3)

A study of biblical, historical, and contemporary understandings of the Church to develop insights and competencies in the practice of ministry.

LEDR6003
The Pastor as Leader (3)

A study of the various styles of pastoral and secular leadership with application to local church and denominational settings.

LEDR6053
Philosophy of Christian School Education (3)

This online course helps complete the ACSI teacher certification requirements, and will offer an introduction to the historical, biblical and philosophical foundations of Christian school education, and will be an ideal resource for anyone pursuing a career in Christian education.

MINS6001 (3)
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

JANUARY SEMESTER (January - April)

THEO6013
Contemporary Theological Issues (3)

An analysis of contemporary theological issues with which the parish minister may be confronted and a consideration of ways to respond to the issues. Special emphasis is given to historical backgrounds and current trends in Christian thought.

LEDR6033
Managing the Church (3)

A theological study of the principles of church finance. Special emphasis is given to developing a sound financial base for ministry and management.

PRWP6013
Christian Worship (3)

A study of the nature and styles of worship designed to enable ministers to lead worship experiences more effectively.

MINS6001
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

SPRING SEMESTER (April - July)

PGRW6003
The Pastor as a Person (3)

An inquiry into self-understanding, personal spiritual growth, and goal development for the practice of ministry.

PRWP6023
Contemporary Approaches to Preaching (3)

A study of contemporary patterns of preaching in the Christian church. Topics include narrative preaching, biographical preaching, preaching with imagination, life-situation preaching, inductive preaching, seeker-sensitive preaching, and other models.

MINS6043
Developing Ministry Teams (3)

This course will explore the biblical foundations for our understanding of ministry by all of God's people and for leadership in that ministry. The class will consider the biblical basis for the use of teams both in ministry and in giving leadership to that ministry, resulting in an understanding of the value of teams in ministry and strategies for the development of such teams in the local church setting.

MINS6001
Supervised Ministry (1) - Optional

This is designed to give the student full exposure to all the programs of a teaching church, experience community life as a part of the church, and have extended interaction with both the ministerial and lay staff of the teaching church.

*Course offerings may vary

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