Internship – Youth Ministry

Distance Education Course: Internship is an eight-month placement designed to develop the practical skills needed in the area of church or para-church ministry. Course Description: The third year internship is the professional placement that provides the backbone of experience for those planning to enter full-time church work or parachurch work. The intern will be involved…

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Internship – Pastoral Ministry

Distance Education Course: Internship is an eight-month placement designed to develop the practical skills needed in the area of church or para-church ministry. Course Description: The third year internship is the professional placement that provides the backbone of experience for those planning to enter full-time church work or parachurch work. The intern will be involved…

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Practicum 8: Law

Distance Education Course: Evangelical Christian churches require awareness of legal issues in a complex society. Course Description: The myriad of legal issues today require the Evangelical Christian to possess an awareness of the implications of decisions in the local church or para-church ministry. While this course is not designed to make “ministers into lawyers” it will afford…

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Practicum 7: Property

Course Description: All churches and non-profit organizations operate from a bricks and mortar location. Regardless of the size, location and square footage, the property is an essential part of the equation for the delivery of the services of that endeavor. Churches and non-profits alike will invest funds in the acquisition and maintenance of their property, and…

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Practicum 6: Volunteers

Distance Education Course: Church volunteers practicum teaches skills in caring, nurturing, coaching and supervising others in a ministry context. Course Description: Volunteers are the backbone of Christian ministry. Volunteer staff departments, chair committees, teach classes, lead in services and provide much of the church governance. This practicum will provide practical insights into recruiting volunteers and will touch…

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Practicum 5: Meetings

Distance Education Course: Structure effective decision-making committees in a Christian church or para-church context. Course Description: Many Christian churches and para-church organizations choose to structure decision-making around a committee. Committees can either be a source of effective leadership or ineffectiveness. This practicum will assist the student to develop skills in mandating, leading and monitoring effective committees.

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Practicum 4: Relationships

Distance Education Course: Emotional intelligence in relationships provides essential skills for effective relationships in the work and ministry environment. Course Description: Mature and emotionally intelligent relationships are an important element for developing and maintaining effectiveness in Christian ministry or any other work environment. Developing an accurate awareness of self and the social context are important skills to…

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Practicum 3: Technology

Distance Education Course: Theology of information guides development of information technology solutions in Christian ministry. Course Description: Is there such a thing as a “”theology of information?”” Is God even interested in our use of technology? The proliferation of ministry/church-based computing compels the wise Christian leader to consider the use of storage and retrieval of information within…

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Practicum 2: Personal Effectiveness

Distance Education Course: Personal effectiveness is rooted in longevity, personal credibility and a sense of purpose. Course Description: Students will explore several important elements in developing and maintaining personal effectiveness the Christian ministry. Discovering that personal effectiveness is rooted in longevity, credibility, purpose and team will enhance the capacity to lead with effectiveness. Of significant content in…

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