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Senior Integrative: Children and Family Ministry Leadership Issues

This course will provide children’s ministry workers, leaders, and pastors to study leadership skills that will improve the present state of his/her children’s ministry. Students will explore resources and practical strategies of building a team of dedicated volunteers or leaders. Classes will be designed to give students opportunities to gain insight through interaction and discussion…

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Administration of Children & Family Ministry

Organization and administration are essential skills for any children’s pastor to develop. This course will help students gain a basic proficiency in these areas by helping them take a closer look at ministry to children and their families in the local church in order to evaluate and improve it. Course topics include (but are certainly…

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Developing A Family Ministry

This course explores the biblical principles of developing ministries targeting families. Students will study the core essentials of pastoring and parenting in order to strengthen the family. The course will address issues concerning ADD, drug use, discipline, character development, sibling rivalry, music, and relevant topics families face today. Students will emerge from this course with…

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Child Development

This course introduces the holistic perspective of child development (conception to age 14) from a Christian worldview. Students will study the different stages of growth in the areas of social, emotional, intellectual, physical, and spiritual development. Students will be given the opportunity to study profiles of children in different situations in order to learn how…

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Pre-Marriage & Marriage

In this course, we will look at a theology of marriage & family and the history of what was taught to the youth and children in the church. This course will explore the important principles of pre-marriage and marriage ministries. Students will learn some practical ideas for creating and developing a pre-marriage and marriage program…

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Children at Risk

This practical course addresses issues concerning trauma and how it affects children. Students will learn useful skills needed when working with children in crisis. This course explores how to build resilience, design and implement programs through role-playing, case studies, videos, and discussion. This is a directed study course: the instructor will develop the course of study…

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Teaching Methods and Delivery

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of educational psychology and the different ways people learn as well as several different teaching methods.  Insights gained will be compared with biblical principles to help students formulate their own biblical theology of teaching and learning and help them choose the best methods to use in a…

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Curriculum Design and Development

Engaging communication is vital in reaching children today, but even more important than that is the message we are trying to communicate.   Fortunately, churches have many good curriculum options to choose from, but with this blessing can also come some challenges: How do they evaluate and choose a curriculum? If they decide to write their…

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Field Education: CFM Senior Practicum

The emphasis of this practicum will be in the fourth year student’s continued skill development and growth in the area of Children’s and Family Ministry.  This final pastoral practicum will focus on the skills involved in leading and developing a strong volunteer and staff team.  This practicum is designed to give students the skills and…

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Field Education- Children and Family Ministry (CFM) Intensive Internship

The focus of this practicum course is to gain practical experience through an internship opportunity and continue to be transformed by the gospel. More intensive than a practicum, students are challenged to serve in a children or family ministry that will provide various opportunities to grow as a servant-leader. Each student will also have the…

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