2018-2019 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 four majors which meet requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church; moreover, it is the primary major 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 PSY-150 or 250, (REL-465, REL-466, and REL-466P) and REL-240.

Requirements (65 credits)

General Education

PSY-150General Psychology

3

-or

PSY-250Developmental Psychology

3

Ministry Core

REL-200Introduction to Ministry

1

REL-270Evangelism and Discipleship

3

REL-390Ministerial Placement and Persistence

1

REL-490Practical Theology Capstone

1

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

-BIL Elective

3

THE-233Christian Theology I

3

Practical Theology (PRT)

YTH-230Programming Youth and Family Ministries

2

-and

YTH-230PProgramming Youth and Family Ministries Practicum

1

CED-255Local Church Education

2

-and

CED-255PLocal Church Education Practicum

1

REL-240Ministry in Context

3

WOR-235Worship

2

-and

WOR-235PWorship Practicum

1

REL-365Homiletics I

3

REL-366Homiletics II

2

-and

REL-366PPreaching Practicum

1

REL-370Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling

2

REL-468Church Leadership

3

YTH-471Pastoral Care and Counseling I: Children to Adulthood

2

YTH-472Pastoral Care and Counseling II: Through the Aging Process

2

WOR-436Church Rituals

1

Religious and Ministerial Studies (RMS)

REL-290History of the Christian Church

2

REL-291History of Protestantism

2

THE-333Theology II: Salvation/Holiness

3

-BIL 300/400 Advanced OT

3

-BIL 300/400 Advanced NT

3

-PHL, THE, or RMS REL Elective

3

Choose 1 Historical Theology Course

REL-431Wesleyan Church History/Discipline

3

THE-425Patristic Theology

3

THE-428The Theology of John Wesley

3

THE-488Special Topics in Historical Theology/ Church History

1 to 3

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