Preaching/Pastoral Ministry Concentration
Objectives. Upon completion of a degree program including the courses in this concentration, the student shall:
- Demonstrate his ability to use verbal and exegetical skills in an oral presentation of the gospel.
- 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.
- Demonstrate his ability to work with people on an individual basis through personal evangelism, teaching and counseling.
- 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:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical basis, historical development and current trends in missions.
- Give evidence by activities in and out of the classroom that he possesses a strong commitment to evangelize the lost throughout the world.
- Explain the world views of the major religions of the world.
- Be able to direct a local congregation into greater participation in supporting world evangelism.
- 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.