2013-2014 Catalog

 

Kern Ministry Education Program - B.S. to M.A.

Purpose

The Kern Ministry Education Program is designed to prepare persons for pastoral ministry in the church. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Christian Ministries, students begin the two-year Master of Arts degree, which includes advanced studies in theology, Bible, and church history as well as a year of full-time practical experience in an approved teaching church. (Requirements listed below.) Ministry practice domains are incorporated into the curriculum prior to the practical experience to prepare the student with depth and skills for pastoral work. Scholarships are also available for those students identified and accepted as Kern scholars who maintain a 3.5 GPA and will complete the entire program in five years.

Requirements (62 credits)

Advanced Ministerial Formation

-Hermeneutics for Ministry

3

-Biblical Theology

3

-Special Topics in Bible

3

-American Christianity

3

-Special Topics in Christian History

3

-Special Topics in Theology/History

3

-Practical Theology of Ministry

3

-Philosophy of Ministry

3

-Formation in Christian Practices

1

-Formation in Ministerial Practices

1

Supervised Practical Ministry

-Transition to Church

3

-Pastoral Leadership

3

-Mentoring and Spiritual Direction

3

-Strategic Pastoral Care

3

-Christian Education of Youth and Families

3

-Creative Worship Planning

3

-Congregational Study

2

-Community Study

1

-Mission and Church Health

3

-Leadership Development

2

-Advanced Homiletics

3

-Multi-ethnic Ministry

2

-Strategic Pastoral Counseling

3

-Ministry Master's Capstone

2

Indiana Weselayan