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Student Ministry

Student Ministry Core

In this class, the student will be introduced to the technical language and the hermeneutical tools needed for doing exegetical work. The course will introduce various methods by which Scripture has been approached and interpreted in the life of the Church. Students will be challenged to think carefully and critically about their own method(s). This course is intended to help the student in “rightly dividing the Word of truth” for teaching and preaching. Students should expect to analyze book structure and interpret key passages. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

This class is designed to help the student develop an interpretive method that allows for accurate transfer of biblical meaning into an appropriate presentation format. The student will analyze several classic homiletic models, create sermons ideas, and teach sessions out of biblical passages using these methods. Prerequisite: MT-BI 301.

Students will apply principles of homiletics in this skill-based course to learn to present biblical ideas to a gathered congregation. The course involves the student in the theory and the practice of preaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

This course includes elements of theory and praxis related to pastoral ministry. It deals with issues such as one’s call and gifting, administrative tasks, visitation, understanding the sacraments and their use in worship, death, and funerals. Through discussion of the text and collateral readings prepare the student to engage in both the rationale and practice of this vital area of ministry. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

The small group is examined as a basic unit for spiritual formation and training. Students learn theories and models of small group leadership and apply their learning in a small group experience. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case-study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

This course will serve as the student’s entry into the Ministry and Theology Department. As such, it will involve an overview of different paid ministry vocations that exist. It will also involve evaluations of the student’s fit for ministry and an interview with the faculty of the department in an effort to provide initial direction for students as they pursue God’s best plan for their vocation. Prerequisite: MT-WV 101.

The Junior Seminar exists as a mid-point evaluation for the student in Ministry and Theology programs. The student should expect to demonstrate competencies gained in biblical studies, in spiritual formation and in professional competence. Additionally, the course seeks to help the student prepare for their entry into the ministry job market by analyzing the student’s professional communications skills. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

This seminar is required for all Ministry majors. It is a senior “capstone” course. As such, the student should expect to demonstrate mastery of biblical studies, spiritual formation, and professional competencies. Additionally, the student will evaluate his/her preparedness for ministry and potential next steps into vocation. Prerequisite: senior standing or departmental approval.

This course is designed to introduce the student to essential doctrines of God in a systematic form, placing strong emphasis on the Biblical record as normative for faith and belief. The student will analyze key doctrines of God, Trinitarian thought, and will differentiate between traditional orthodoxy and heterodoxy.

This course will help the student to develop a personal lifestyle of spiritual formation by reviewing classic practices used throughout church history. Additionally, the student will discover how to facilitate spiritual formation in new believers using traditional practices. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

A class designed to allow the student to explore contemporary theological thought. The course will challenge students to compare and contrast various theological views and encourage students to compare them to traditional theology while continuing to develop a biblical worldview. The student will construct a coherent personal theology around a controversial topic in Christianity that aligns with biblical faith and historical teaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course, MT-TH 240 and junior standing or departmental approval.

Designed as a comprehensive exploration of worship within the context of ministry, the student will develop a systematic approach to developing a theology of worship, while also developing a practical strategy for enhancing the worship experience. Historical and contemporary trends and issues will be reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

A study designed for understanding the New Testament theological basis for the theory and practice of evangelism. This course challenges the student to develop a personal philosophy and practice of introducing the unbeliever to Christ, and to build a discipleship system that could be implemented in a church to help believers develop in Christian maturity. This advanced course in soteriological theory and practice serves to synthesize learning from other theology and praxis courses. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

A study of the physical, mental, social, and personality growth and development for the full life span of the human being. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

A study of the physical, mental, social, and personality growth and development for the full life span of the human being. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

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Youth Ministry

This course emphasizes biblical and theological principles that serve as essential ingredients for a solid foundation in youth ministry. The student reviews personal experience in youth ministry. Course fee attached.

This course is specifically designed to help the student analyze and compare differing models of administration of youth ministries on a local level. It deals with the practical side of doing ministry in today’s culture. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and MT-MN 222 or permission of the instructor. Course fee attached.

Children's Ministry

This course serves to give the student both an understanding of what is involved in ministering to children and to review methods and skills to carry out that ministry.

This course will challenge the student to effectively apply teaching methodology, biblical exegesis, and critical thinking skills in reference to the Christian education of children. Students will evaluate different forms of curriculum and assess the educational structure in which these curricula are used. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course, MT-MN 236 and junior standing or departmental approval.

Pastoral Ministry

Pastoral Ministry Core

Building on Greek I, the student will be challenged to master reading select materials in the New Testament. Prerequisite: HU-FL 201.

In this class, the student will be introduced to the technical language and the hermeneutical tools needed for doing exegetical work. The course will introduce various methods by which Scripture has been approached and interpreted in the life of the Church. Students will be challenged to think carefully and critically about their own method(s). This course is intended to help the student in “rightly dividing the Word of truth” for teaching and preaching. Students should expect to analyze book structure and interpret key passages. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

This class is designed to help the student develop an interpretive method that allows for accurate transfer of biblical meaning into an appropriate presentation format. The student will analyze several classic homiletic models, create sermons ideas, and teach sessions out of biblical passages using these methods. Prerequisite: MT-BI 301.

This course exists to provide a philosophical foundation for both church administration and lay ministry, as well as offering practical methods for helping the local church become a place where volunteers can effectively minister.

Students will apply principles of homiletics in this skill-based course to learn to present biblical ideas to a gathered congregation. The course involves the student in the theory and the practice of preaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval

This course includes elements of theory and praxis related to pastoral ministry. It deals with issues such as one’s call and gifting, administrative tasks, visitation, understanding the sacraments and their use in worship, death, and funerals. Discussion of the text and collateral readings prepares the student to engage in both the rationale and practice of this vital area of ministry. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and Junior Standing or Departmental Approval.

The small group is examined as a basic unit for spiritual formation and training. Students learn theories and models of small group leadership and apply their learning in a small group experience. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

This course will serve as the student’s entry into the Ministry and Theology Department. As such, it will involve an overview of different paid ministry vocations that exist. It will also involve evaluations of the student’s fit for ministry and an interview with the faculty of the department in an effort to provide initial direction for students as they pursue God’s best plan for their vocation. Prerequisite: MT-WV 101.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

The Junior Seminar exists as a mid-point evaluation for the student in Ministry and Theology programs. The student should expect to demonstrate competencies gained in biblical studies, in spiritual formation, and in professional competence. Additionally, the course seeks to help the student prepare for their entry into the ministry job market by analyzing the student’s professional communications skills. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

This seminar is required for all Ministry majors. It is a senior “capstone” course. As such, the student should expect to demonstrate mastery of biblical studies, spiritual formation, and professional competencies. Additionally, the student will evaluate his/her preparedness for ministry and potential next steps into vocation. Prerequisite: senior standing or departmental approval.

This course is designed to introduce the student to essential doctrines of God in a systematic form, placing strong emphasis on the Biblical record as normative for faith and belief. The student will analyze key doctrines of God, Trinitarian thought, and will differentiate between traditional orthodoxy and heterodoxy.

This course will help the student to develop a personal lifestyle of spiritual formation by reviewing classic practices used throughout church history. Additionally, the student will discover how to facilitate spiritual formation in new believers using traditional practices. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

Designed as a comprehensive exploration of worship within the context of ministry, the student will develop a systematic approach to developing a theology of worship, while also developing a practical strategy for enhancing the worship experience. Historical and contemporary trends and issues will be reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

A class designed to allow the student to explore contemporary theological thought. The course will challenge students to compare and contrast various theological views and encourage students to compare them to traditional theology while continuing to develop a biblical worldview. The student will construct a coherent personal theology around a controversial topic in Christianity that aligns with biblical faith and historical teaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course, MT-TH 240, and junior standing or departmental approval.

A study designed for understanding the New Testament theological basis for the theory and practice of evangelism. This course challenges the student to develop a personal philosophy and practice of introducing the unbeliever to Christ, and to build a discipleship system that could be implemented in a Church to help believers develop in Christian maturity. This advanced course in soteriological theory and practice serves to synthesize learning from other theology and praxis courses. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of leadership and followership. The course will investigate the essential elements of both concepts and challenge the student to master the concepts relative to both. Specific attention will be placed on leadership styles, followership styles, personality styles, spiritual gifts, and the leader/follower relationship. (Offered on-ground)

Applied Ministry

Applied Ministry Core

Building on Greek I, the student will be challenged to master reading select materials in the New Testament. Prerequisite: HU-FL 201.

In this class, the student will be introduced to the technical language and the hermeneutical tools needed for doing exegetical work. The course will introduce various methods by which Scripture has been approached and interpreted in the life of the Church. Students will be challenged to think carefully and critically about their own method(s). This course is intended to help the student in “rightly dividing the Word of truth” for teaching and preaching. Students should expect to analyze book structure and interpret key passages. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

This class is designed to help the student develop an interpretive method that allows for accurate transfer of biblical meaning into an appropriate presentation format. The student will analyze several classic homiletic models, create sermons ideas, and teach sessions out of biblical passages using these methods. Prerequisite: MT-BI 301.

This course will serve as the student’s entry into the Ministry and Theology Department. As such, it will involve an overview of different paid ministry vocations that exist. It will also involve evaluations of the student’s fit for ministry and an interview with the faculty of the department in an effort to provide initial direction for students as they pursue God’s best plan for their vocation. Prerequisite: MT-WV 101.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

Co-requisite with the student’s involvement in a four-semester long internship, the Action/Reflection Seminar series seeks to provide a place to debrief on-the-job experiences and to translate academic learning into vocational practice. This seminar series will primarily use case study methodology and discussion to engage important ministry themes and allow the student to synthesize learning. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval. Course fee attached.

The Junior Seminar exists as a mid-point evaluation for the student in Ministry and Theology programs. The student should expect to demonstrate competencies gained in biblical studies, in spiritual formation, and in professional competence. Additionally, the course seeks to help the student prepare for their entry into the ministry job market by analyzing the student’s professional communications skills. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course and junior standing or departmental approval.

This seminar is required for all Ministry majors. It is a senior “capstone” course. As such, the student should expect to demonstrate mastery of biblical studies, spiritual formation, and professional competencies. Additionally, the student will evaluate his/her preparedness for ministry and potential next steps into vocation. Prerequisite: senior standing or departmental approval.

This course is designed to introduce the student to essential doctrines of God in a systematic form, placing strong emphasis on the Biblical record as normative for faith and belief. The student will analyze key doctrines of God, Trinitarian thought, and will differentiate between traditional orthodoxy and heterodoxy.

This course will help the student to develop a personal lifestyle of spiritual formation by reviewing classic practices used throughout church history. Additionally, the student will discover how to facilitate spiritual formation in new believers using traditional practices. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course.

Designed as a comprehensive exploration of worship within the context of ministry, the student will develop a systematic approach to developing a theology of worship, while also developing a practical strategy for enhancing the worship experience. Historical and contemporary trends and issues will be reviewed and critiqued. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

A class designed to allow the student to explore contemporary theological thought. The course will challenge students to compare and contrast various theological views and encourage students to compare them to traditional theology while continuing to develop a biblical worldview. The student will construct a coherent personal theology around a controversial topic in Christianity that aligns with biblical faith and historical teaching. Prerequisite: Any MT-WV course, MT-TH 240, and junior standing or departmental approval.

A study designed for understanding the New Testament theological basis for the theory and practice of evangelism. This course challenges the student to develop a personal philosophy and practice of introducing the unbeliever to Christ, and to build a discipleship system that could be implemented in a church to help believers develop in Christian maturity. This advanced course in soteriological theory and practice serves to synthesize learning from other theology and praxis courses. Prerequisite: MT-TH 240, junior standing or departmental approval.

Elective Pool - 10 Needed

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All courses (2-4)

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