2020-2021 Catalog

 

Children's Ministries - B.S.

Purpose

The Children's Ministries major is designed to prepare a student to serve in a church staff position such as a director of children's ministry. The Children's Ministries major also prepares students to serve in various para-church organizations (that serve the needs of children) as well as giving needed preparation for students who intend to seek employment in church-related pre-schools and day care centers. Students who plan to seek ordination in The Wesleyan Church or who plan to enroll in the MPTh must double major in Pastoral Ministries.

General Education Requirements

Students in this major meet the general education requirements by taking REL-240.

Requirements (45 credits)

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

-BIL300/400 Advanced OT

3

THE-233Christian Theology I

3

Practical Theology (PRT)

CED-255Local Church Education

2

-and

CED-255PLocal Church Education Practicum

1

CED-230Teaching the Bible to Children

3

CED-354Working With Children

3

CED-361Children's Ministry Practicum

1

CED-362Children's Ministry Practicum

1

CED-363Children's Ministry Practicum

1

CED-455Christian Education in the Family

2

CED-491Leading a Children's Ministry in a Local Church

3

REL-240Ministry in Context

3

YTH-330Theological Foundations of Youth and Family Ministries

3

REL-370Introduction to Pastoral Counseling and Care

2

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

2

Religious and Ministerial Studies

-BIL300/400 Advanced NT

3

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