An overview of the mission, foundational biblical principles, history, and philosophy of Christian education
Instruction in Biblical teachings regarding marriage, family life, and role relationships. Cultural trends and problems will be discussed in light of these principles. The student will also be exposed to a variety of available resource materials. May be used as a social science elective.
A study of Christ's teaching methodology and content in the making of biblical disciples as recorded in the Gospels. Special attention is given to the Sermon on the Mount, the Specialized Ministry, and the Upper Room Discourse. Guidelines for application of these principles of biblical discipleship to present-day experience and relationships form an integrated portion of the course.
An examination of the theology, high calling and the case for expository preaching, Major emphasis is placed on the nature, preparation, and delivery of expository messages. Both professor and peers evaluate student messages. Pre-requisites: BT 110 Christian Life and Bible Study, BT 151 Survey of Doctrine, and COM 112 Fundamentals of Speech
This course examines the principles and skills necessary to effectively teach the Bible in various contexts. The student will demonstrate creativity as s/he prepares and delivers lessons from different literary genres of the Bible.
This course is designed to introduce the student to the Christian education of children. The course will assist students in gaining the knowledge and skills needed to develop a program for teaching children and to select and present age appropriate teaching materials.
Training in the philosophy, principles, and methods of Christian education as they apply to teaching adolescents in the church. The unique features of educating this age group will be stressed with emphasis on practical application and field experience.
A beginning study of defining, understanding, communicating, and discipling troubled youth. Attention will include, but not be limited to, handling problem situations such as broken homes, alcohol, drug abuse, depression, runaways, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, and suicide.
A study of selected principles for developing and maintaining a healthy youth ministry. The methods of several established ministries will be examined and critiqued.
This course is designed to enable the youth minister/Christian leader to understand the philosophy of small group ministry as well as the process of developing and shepherding people through small groups. An emphasis is placed on communication skills needed for this process.
A study of the basic principles of organization and administration, including such areas as decision making, delegating, overcoming resistance to change, and long range planning. This course will include an extensive study of the servant leadership model as it relates to youth ministry.
A study of the components of Christian camping including but not limited to history, program development, board relationships, counselor and staff training, government policy, facility management, safety, sanitation, maintenance, budgeting, food service and strategic planning.
A guided study of a woman's role in the church and in society. Areas such as character development, New Testament principles, and the ministry of women in family, church, society, and missionary endeavor will be considered.
Training in a variety of youth ministries related areas including discipleship, leadership, small group interaction, program planning, administration, and leading Bible studies. This course will be conducted on site at a local church, camp, or para- church organization. This is a twelve-week program.
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