2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Children and Family Ministry (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Biblical Studies, Children & Family Ministry, also available as a minor

Major Mission: The Children & Family Ministry major exists to train servant leaders who build discipling children and family ministries.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Articulate a biblical and personal philosophy of ministry.
  2. Lead others with integrity of character.
  3. Build ministry teams to serve in biblical community.
  4. Serve with confidence and self-awareness knowing their unique blend of personality, giftedness, and passion.
  5. Experience a mentoring relationship with a ministry leader of a local church during intensive ministry involvement.
  6. Communicate biblical truth with creativity, accuracy, and relevancy.
  7. Develop a holistic discipleship children's ministry plan that partners with parents for spiritual formation.
  8. Demonstrate the necessary skills to administrate programs that effectively serve children and their parents.
  9. Identify cultural trends that impact children within the context of the family system.

Children and Family Ministry Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

CFM 105Introduction to Children and Family Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

CFM 323Pastoral Care of Children and Families

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SCI ____SCI CORE (100/200 Level)

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

CFM 201Teaching Skills for Children

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

THE 320

CFM 350CFM Internship

3

CML ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 303Theology of Children, Youth and Family

3

SOC 326Educational Psychology

3

CFM 310

CFM 334Discipleship of Children

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

CFM 421Children and Family Mnistry in the Community

3

CFM 450CFM Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

THE ____Theology Elective

3

CFM 433Leadership of Children and Family Ministry

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6