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Generational Ministry Major

The Generational Ministry major is designed to equip graduates for effective ministry to children, teens, and college students in a church or community agency setting. Course work will provide a solid biblical foundation for how the younger generations learn and grow, and will provide graduates with the tools needed to help our youth grow into their identity in Christ as emotionally healthy, God-honoring individuals.

Certificate in Generational Ministry

The Certificate Program is useful for those who already lead children, teens or college students in some capacity but who lack a thorough biblical foundation for how to build up the next generation into their God-given identity and destiny.

Program Completion Plan
Certificate in Christian Ministry: Generational Ministry

30 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major Courses
1 Generational Ministry course

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Associate of Arts with a major in Generational Ministry

An Associate’s Degree with a major in Generational Ministry will provide graduates with a thorough biblical foundation for leading young people, with general education credits towards a Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. mathematics, science, humanities, etc.), and with a basic understanding of how people grow.

Program Completion Plan
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry: Generational Ministry

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements
EN 101 English 101
1 Foreign Language or 1 Biblical Language course
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)

Major
BS 361 Inductive Bible Study
CC 301 Psychology & Theology
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness or CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
2 additional Generational Ministry courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
FIA 250 Apprenticeship in Action

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Generational Ministry

The purpose of a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Generational Ministry is to provide a thorough Biblical foundation so that graduates may effectively engage in Christian ministry as employees of volunteer service agencies or local churches. Students completing a major in Generational Ministry will qualify for ordination and vocational ministry in many denominations and will be prepared for leadership positions related to children’s, youth or college ministry.

Program Completion Plan
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry: Generational Ministry

120 Credits
Completion Time: 8-9 Semesters

Christian Core Courses (21 credits)
CS 101 Foundations of Faith
BS 101 Old Testament Survey
BS 102 Old Testament Survey
CS 102 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 103 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 201 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 202: The Great Commission: Discipleship

General Education Requirements (30 credits)
EN 101 English Composition
2 Foreign Language or Biblical Languages
1 Mathematics course
1 Science course
1 Humanities course (e.g. Literature, Music, Art, Social Sciences, etc.)
4 General Education elective courses

Major (36 credits)
BS 351 Inductive Bible Study
CC 301 Psychology & Theology
CS 351 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CC 352 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
GM 402 The Art & Science of Teaching
2 Biblical Studies courses
5 Generational Ministry Courses

Electives (18 credits)
6 elective courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship (15 credits)
FIA 201 Case Studies in Ministry
12 additional FIA credits

Master's Certificate in Generational Ministry

The Master’s Certificate program is perfect for anyone interested in serving in ministry to children and youth that wishes to boost his or her ability to minister well.  With a wide array of specialized concentrations to choose from, the MCCM can enrich students with a greater depth of biblical knowledge, better leadership or relational skills, and even serve to deepen the minister’s personal journey with the LORD.

Program Completion Plan
Master’s Certificate in Christian Ministry: Generational Ministry

15 Credits
Completion Time: 2 Semesters

Courses
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
LS 512 The Dynamics of Leadership
CC 501 Psychology & Theology
2 additional Generational Ministry Courses

Master of Arts with a major in Generational Ministry

The purpose of a  Master’s Degree with a major in Generational Ministry is to provide a thorough Biblical foundation so that graduates may effectively engage in Christian ministry as employees of volunteer service agencies or local churches. Students completing a major in Generational Ministry will qualify for ordination and vocational ministry in many denominations and will be prepared for leadership positions related to children’s, youth or college ministry.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Arts in Christian Ministry: Generational Ministry

60 Credits
Completion Time: 4-5 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Major
CC 501 Psychology & Theology
CC 552 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
CS 501 Foundations of Faith
GM 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
BS 611 The Book of Romans
1 additional Biblical Studies course
3 additional Generational Ministry courses

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
6 credits Apprenticeship in Action

Master of Divinity with a major in Generational Ministry

Master of Divinity with a major in Generational Ministry will:
-prepare students with a strong theological foundation for the pragmatic aspects of leadership in the church or other types of ministry settings;
-provide students for effective leadership across a broad range of ministry areas;
-equip students with a solid specialization in the area of Generational Ministry;
-qualify students for admission to doctorate-level studies such as a DMin or Ph.D.; and
-make students eligible for ordination in most denominations.

Program Completion Plan
Master of Divinity: Generational Ministry

90 Credits
Completion Time: 7-8 Semesters

Christian Core Courses
BS 501 Old Testament Survey
BS 502 New Testament Survey
CS 502 His Creation: Identity in Christ
CS 503 Prayer & Spiritual Direction
CS 504 The Great Commission: Evangelism
CS 505: The Great Commission: Discipleship

Program Core Courses
BS 550 Systematic Theology
BS 551 Inductive Bible Study
CS 531 Church History
CS 551 Spiritual Warfare & Victory in Christ
CS 603 Personal Spiritual Formation
CC 504 Introduction to Care & Counseling
IC 510 World Religions & Cross-Cultural Ministry
ED 602 The Art & Science of Teaching
WA 575 Biblical Foundations of Worship
LS 612 The Dynamics of Leadership

Generational Ministry Major
CC 501 Psychology & Theology
CC 552 God’s Design for Sexual Wholeness
GM 510 Family Ministry
3 additional Generational Ministry or Christian Education courses
1 additional Biblical Studies course
1 semester Greek or Hebrew language

Faith-in-Action Apprenticeship
FIA 501 Case Studies in Ministry
9 credits Apprenticeship in Action

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CoA programs are designed and integrated with building students’ relationships at the core—relationships with God, with the school community, and within the context of Christian service opportunities.