2013-2014 Catalog

 

Christian Ministries - B.S.

Purpose

The major in Christian Ministries is the degree which contains the courses designed to prepare persons for pastoral ministry in the church. This is one of two degrees which meet requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church; moreover, it is the primary degree taken by students seeking ordination in other denominations. The major can be applied to either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree. The requirements for both degrees are quite similar. Additional courses in ancient languages are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Students anticipating further education beyond the baccalaureate degree are encouraged to consider the Bachelor of Arts degree as the preferred option.

General Education Requirements

Students in this major meet the general education requirements by taking BIL-101, BIL-102, PSY-150, (SOC-150, SOC-210 or SOC-225), REL-465, REL-466, REL-466P and REL-275.

Requirements (61 credits)

Biblical Foundations (12 credits)

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

BIL-Advanced Old Testament elective

3

BIL-Advanced New Testament elective

3

BIL-Advanced Bible Elective

3

[Note: Biblical literature electives: BIL-103, or Introductory Greek or Hebrew courses, do not meet the biblical literature requirements for the major.]

Theological/Historical Foundations (15 credits)

THE-233Christian Theology I

3

REL-331History of Christianity I

3

REL-332History of Christianity II

3

THE-424Christian Theology II: Salvation /Holiness

3

REL/PHL/THE-Elective course in theology, church history or philosophy

3

Professional Studies (31 credits)

CED-255Local Church Education

3

CED-255PLocal Church Education Practicum

1

WOR-235Worship

2

WOR-235PWorship Practicum

1

REL-264Introduction to Pastoral Ministries

2

REL-264PPastoral Ministries Observation

1

REL-275Evangelism and Global Outreach

3

REL-275PEvangelism and Global Outreach Practicum

1

WOR-436Church Rituals

1

REL-465Homiletics I

3

REL-466Homiletics II

2

REL-466PHomiletics Practicum

1

REL-468Church Leadership

3

REL-468PChurch Leadership Practicum

1

REL-469Pastoral Care and Counseling

3

REL-469PPastoral Care Practicum

1

REL-482Christian Ministries Capstone

2

In addition to the courses listed above, Wesleyan students are required to take:

REL-431Wesleyan Church History/Discipline

3

Non-Wesleyan students may study their own denominational heritage through independent learning or select:

Elective-Theology, Church History or Philosophy

3

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