The purpose of this program is to survey foundational skills for leveraging God’s Word in life and ministry, then add ministry leadership foundations and discipline-specific ministry application skills in Youth Ministry, Urban Ministry, Family Ministry, Intercultural Ministry or Camp Ministry. The applied ministry concentration a student selects will be named on the certificate.
The purpose of this certificate program is to build foundational skills for leveraging God’s Word in life and ministry, then add ministry leadership foundations and professional ministry application skills. Students with non-ministry professional backgrounds involved in or transitioning to ministry roles, in particular, can develop biblical discipleship-driven ministry skills in this focused track.
This course explores the core values that drive the healthy personal life that is foundational for effective ministry leadership. It will address issues of life purpose, priorities, time management, spiritual disciplines and healthy relationships. Students will be given opportunity to evaluate themselves and to develop a plan for personal character development.
This course teaches that a ministry leader must first exercise leadership at home. This course is designed to lead students in considering biblical principles concerning the family, especially those regarding God's expectations for the ministry leader. Students will be coached in formulating approaches for carrying out their own responsibilities and for helping others understand and pursue godly relationships in their homes.
This course is a study of methods and skills of teaching and learning as applied to Bible teaching. Not just a pedagogy class, its emphasis will be on observing and applying methods and strategies in the student's life and work.