2020-2021 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. 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.

Children and Family Ministry Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 106Interpreting the Bible

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 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

CFM 323Pastoral Care of Children and Families

3

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

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 201Teaching Skills for Children

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

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

THE 320Christianity and Culture

3

SOC 326Educational Psychology

3

CFM 310Family Ministry

3

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 Ministry in the Community

3

CFM 450CFM Practicum

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB ____Bible Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

____ ____Major 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