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Preaching/Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Objectives. Upon completion of a degree program including the courses in this concentration, the student shall:

  1. Demonstrate his ability to use verbal and exegetical skills in an oral presentation of the gospel.
  2. Demonstrate his ability to perform the traditional duties of a Christian minister by officiating at regular and special services of the church, weddings and funerals, and administering the program of a local congregation.
  3. Demonstrate his ability to work with people on an individual basis through personal evangelism, teaching and counseling.
  4. Demonstrate by attitude, study and work habits his commitment to the preaching ministry and the local church as God's means of proclaiming redemption in Christ.

Church Growth/Missions Concentration

The degree program in Church Growth/Missions is structured as an interdisciplinary program, splitting the 22 semester hours of ministry concentration between 18-19 semester hours in Church Growth/Missions courses and 3-4 semester hours in one of the following ministry areas: Christian Communications, Christian Education, or Preaching.

Objectives: Upon completion of a degree program including the courses in this concentration, the student shall:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical basis, historical development and current trends in missions.
  2. Give evidence by activities in and out of the classroom that he possesses a strong commitment to evangelize the lost throughout the world.
  3. Explain the world views of the major religions of the world.
  4. Be able to direct a local congregation into greater participation in supporting world evangelism.
  5. Demonstrate that he is equipped to function and communicate effectively in his own culture or another cultural group through mastering courses dealing with such skills and/or through participation in on-the-field experience.