2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Children and Family Ministry Five-Year Program (BA/MAM)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts in Ministry

Majors: Biblical Studies, Children & Family Ministry, Master of Arts in Ministry

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

Major Outcomes - Students will:

1. Demonstrate integrity as a Christ-follower and leader.

2. Articulate a biblical and personal philosophy of ministry.

3. Evaluate and respond appropriately to the contextual needs of children and families.

4. Acquire skills for holistic discipleship ministry with children and families.

5. Cultivate skills to build and lead volunteer ministry teams.

 

Program Description:

The BA/MAM Four-Plus-One Track offers an affordable, flexible, integrative, and customizable route to earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in five years.  Students complete the four-year Bachelor’s program and finish the remaining coursework for the Master’s degree with an additional year of study.  This option allows the student to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Children & Family Ministry, and a Master of Arts in Ministry with a concentration in Children and Family Ministry.  

Children and Family Ministry Five-Year Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

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 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

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 201Teaching Skills for Children

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____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

SOC 101General Psychology

3

CFM 323Pastoral Care of Children and Families

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320

THE 303Theology of Children, Youth and Family

3

CML 324Spiritual Formation of Ministry Leaders

3

CFM 350CFM Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

SOC 326Educational Psychology

3

CFM 334Discipleship of Children

3

MIN 510The Leader's Life & Work

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Senior Year

Fall Semester

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

CFM 421Children and Family Ministry in the Community

3

CFM 450CFM Practicum

3

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 1

3

MIN 505Theological Foundations for Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

THE 220Christian Ethics

3

CFM 433Leadership of Children and Family Ministry

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 2

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6

Fifth Year

Fall Semester

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 3

3

MIN 504Communicating Biblical Truth

3

MIN 507Leadership Development & Team Building

3

MIN 590Ministry Internship

3

Total Credit Hours:12

Spring Semester

____ ____MAM Concentration Course 4

3

MIN 508Organizational Change & Conflict

3

MIN 509Spiritual Formation & Discipleship

3

MIN 591Ministry Internship II

3

Total Credit Hours:12