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Christian Education Major (B.A., B.S., Multidisciplinary Degrees)
School of Theology and Ministry


Major Objectives

Upon successful completion of a Christian Education major, students will be able to -

  1. Envision and implement viable ministries of spiritual formation within the local church.
  2. Understand the dynamics of the learning experience and acquire expertise in creating communities of learning in the local church.
  3. Develop the cognitive skills of an educator and the communication and leadership skills necessary for fostering a love for learning in people.
  4. Develop insights into the best possible methods of nurturing people into Christlikeness in a pluralistic postmodern world.
  5. Investigate the psychological and sociological underpinnings of effective Christian ministries.


Major Course Requirements for B.A. Degree


Courses Credits
Theology/Ministry Core Courses
PRTH 1113 Introduction to Ministry 3
THEO 3113 Old Testament Theology 3
THEO 3123 New Testament Theology 3
THEO 3133 Doctrine of Holiness 3
THEO 4111 Senior Colloquium 1
THEO 4133 Systematic Theology I 3
THEO 4143 Systematic Theology II 3
C HS 3123 Church History I 3
C HS 3133 Church History II 3
 
Old Testament exegesis 3-credit elective from the following:
B LT 3113 Pentateuchal Narratives  
B LT 3123 Historical Books: The Former Prophets  
B LT 4123 Eighth and Seventh Century Prophets  
B LT 4213 Poetic and Wisdom Literature  
 
New Testament exegesis 3-credit elective course from the following:
B LT 3243 Matthew and Mark   
B LT 3253 Pauline Epistles   
B LT 4173 Johannine Literature  
B LT 4193 General Epistles and Revelation  
B LT 4273 Luke-Acts  
 
One additional elective upper division exegesis course
 
Total Theology/Ministry Core Course Credits 34
 
Other Required Courses
C ED 2123 Foundations of Christian Education 3
C ED 3323 Evangelism and Church Renewal 3
C HS 2113 Nazarene History and Polity 3
C ED 4183 or
C ED 4383
Ministry Experience or
Ministry Intensive
3
 
A history of philosophy course 3
 
Foreign language Courses 12
 
One of the following 3-credit courses: 3
C ED 2213 Administration of Christian Education  
C ED 4153 Multiple Staff Ministry  
C ED 4163 Pastoral Leadership and Team Building  
 
One of the following 3-credit courses: 3
C ED 3173 Survey of Children's Ministry  
C ED 4133 Survey of Youth Ministry  
C ED 4143 Survey of Adult Ministry  
 
Total Christian Education Major (B.A. Degree)Course Credits 67


Major Course Requirements for B.S. Degree

Courses Credits
Theology/Ministry Core Courses
PRTH 1113 Introduction to Ministry 3
THEO 3113 Old Testament Theology 3
THEO 3123 New Testament Theology 3
THEO 3133 Doctrine of Holiness 3
THEO 4111 Senior Colloquium 1
THEO 4133 Systematic Theology I 3
THEO 4143 Systematic Theology II 3
C HS 3123 Church History I 3
C HS 3133 Church History II 3
 
Old Testament exegesis 3-credit elective from the following:
B LT 3113 Pentateuchal Narratives  
B LT 3123 Historical Books: The Former Prophets  
B LT 4123 Eighth and Seventh Century Prophets  
B LT 4213 Poetic and Wisdom Literature  
 
New Testament exegesis 3-credit elective course from the following:
B LT 3243 Matthew and Mark   
B LT 3253 Pauline Epistles   
B LT 4173 Johannine Literature  
B LT 4193 General Epistles and Revelation  
B LT 4273 Luke-Acts  
 
One additional elective upper division exegesis course
 
Total Theology/Ministry Core Course Credits 34
 
Other Required Courses
C ED 2123 Foundations of Christian Education 3
C ED 3323 Evangelism and Church Renewal 3
C HS 2113 History and Polity of the Church of the Nazarene 3
C ED 4183 or
C ED 4383
Ministry Experience or
Ministry Intensive
3
 
A history of philosophy course 3
 
One of the following 3-credit courses: 3
C ED 2213 Administration of Christian Education  
C ED 4153 Multiple Staff Ministry  
C ED 4163 Pastoral Leadership and Team Building  
 
One of the following 3-credit courses: 3
C ED 3173 Survey of Children’s Ministry  
C ED 4133 Survey of Youth Ministry  
C ED 4143 Survey of Adult Ministry  
 
Christian Education (C ED) electives 6
 
PSY or SOC elective 3
   
Total Christian Education Major (B.S. Degree) Course Credits 64