Ministry Major Requirements

I. General Education Requirements

(See General Education Electives for the Bachelor of Arts)

Required:

II. Core for Ministry Major

(Meets Ordination requirements in the Church of the Nazarene)

Foundations for Ministry: (24hrs)

  1. Upper Division Old Testament
  2. Upper Division New Testament
  3. Systematic Theology I (THEO 3803)
  4. Systematic Theology II (THEO 3903)
  5. Doctrine of Holiness (THEO 4003)
  6. Church History to 1500 (CHST 4003)
  7. Church History from 1500 (CHST 4103)
  8. Nazarene Heritage (CHST 3003)

Practice of Ministry: (33hrs)

  1. Introduction to Ministry (PRTH 1002)
  2. Introduction to Preaching (PRTH 3003)
  3. Introduction or Practice of Mission (MSNS 2003 or 3103)
  4. Introduction to Christian Education (CHED 2003)
  5. Pastoral Care and Counseling (PRTH 3503)
  6. Christian Corporate Worship (PRTH 3803)
  7. Evangelism and Church Growth (PRTH 3203)
  8. Christian Leadership (CHED 3103)
  9. Personal Development of the Minister (PRTH 4203)
  10. Ministry Practicum (PRTH 4183)
  11. Spiritual Formation Cohort (PRTH 3601, 3701, and 4301)
  12. Senior Seminar (PRTH 4601)

III. Areas of Concentration or Electives

Pastoral Ministry Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Team Based Ministry (CHED 4603)
  2. Church Music and Hymnology (PRTH 4003)
  3. Elective

Christian Education Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Christian Education of Children (CHED 3203)
  2. Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry (CHED 3303)
  3. Christian Education of Adults (CHED 3403)
  4. Team Based Ministry (CHED 4603)
  5. Electives

Children and Family Ministry Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Christian Education of Children (CHED 3203)
  2. Team Based Ministry (CHED 4603)
  3. Marriage and Family (SOCI 2003)
  4. Electives

Youth and Family Ministry Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry (CHED 3303)
  2. Programming for Youth and Family Ministry (CHED 4303)
  3. Team Based Ministry (CHED 4603)
  4. Elective

Biblical Literature Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Upper Division Old Testament
  2. Upper Division New Testament
  3. Biblical Theology or Biblical Interpretation (BLIT 4103 or 4203)
  4. Biblical Language

Intercultural Studies Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Cultural and Social Anthropology (SOCI 2103)
  2. Practice of Mission (MSNS 3103)
  3. Urban Ministries (MSNS 3203)
  4. Intermediate Modern Language
  5. Elective

Music Ministry Concentration: (15hrs)
(2 hrs. Private Instrument in GenEd)

  1. Fundementals of Music Theory (MUTH 1102)
  2. Class Piano I (APMU 1502)
  3. Church Music and Hymnology (CMUS 3403)
  4. Beginning Conducting (MUED 3602)
  5. Church Music Administration (CMUS 4003)
  6. Music Ensemble (MUEN)
  7. Private Voice

Urban Ministry Concentration: (15hrs)

  1. Bresee Institute or LA Term (URBN 4883) [15hrs]

Minor (21hrs)

The minor in Ministry excludes general education courses in Old Testament Literature and New Testament Literature and Christian Beliefs.