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Children’s Ministries Requirements

B.A. in Bible and Theology with a Children’s Ministries Minor

This minor will prepare the student for ministry to children from birth to sixth grade. The Children’s Ministries courses focus on the biblical principles, teaching methodology, and effective implementation of successful ministries to children in a local church or children’s organization.

A Camp Ministry Track is an available add-on to the Children’s Ministries Minor.

Biblical Studies Core of 36 semester credit hours:

BIB1330 Bible Overview – 3 hours
• BIB1332 Hermeneutics – 3 hours
BIB2131 Narrative Art in the Gospels – 3 hours
BIB3132 Pentateuch – 3 hours
BIB3232 Bible Introduction – 3 hours
BIB3230 Romans – 3 hours
THEO1331 Foundations of Bib Doctrine – 3 hours
THEO2130 Theology 1 – 3 hours
• THEO2230 Theology 2 – 3 hours
THEO3130 Theology 3 – 3 hours
• THEO3230 Theology 4 – 3 hours
ICS1331 Evangelism – 3 hours

Arts and Sciences Core of 36 semester credit hours:

CIS1330 Introduction to Computers – 3 hours
ENG1330 English Composition 1 – 3 hours
• ENG1331 English Composition 2 – 3 hours
HIST2130 Western Civilization – 3 hours
• Math Requirement – 3 hours
MTH2131 College Algebra or
MTH2231 Geometry
• Philosophy Requirement – 3 hours
PHIL3131 Intro to Philosophy or
PHIL3531 History of Philosophy 1 or
PHIL3532 History of Philosophy 2
PSY2132 General Psychology – 3 hours
SPCH1331 Oral Communication – 3 hours
• Health and Physical Education Elective – 1 hour
FORM1230 Christians Traditions – 3 hours
• FORM3220 Faith and Learning – 2 hours
• Literature Elective (non-composition) – 3 hours
• Science Elective – 3 hours

Program Courses:

PSY2232 Human Growth and Development – 3 hours

Children’s Ministries Courses – 22 hours
CHMN2130 Introduction to Children’s Ministry – 3 hours
CHMN1230 Foundations of Education – 3 hours
CHMN2120 Curriculum Development – 2 hours
CHMN3520 Classroom Management – 2 hours
• CHMN3230 Ministry Skills for Children’s Ministry – 3 hours
CHMN2131 Technology and Learning – 3 hours
CHMN4330 Children’s Ministries Practicum 1 – 3 hours
• CHMN4332 Children’s Ministries Practicum 2 – 3 hours

Church Education Courses – 23 hours
CHED1230 Intro to Church Education – 3 hours
CHED2720 Church Education Curriculum Resources – 2 hours
ELED3130 Educational Psychology – 3 hours
CHED3130 Teaching the Bible – 3 hours
CHED4120 Marriage and the Family – 2 hours
CHED4520 Principles & Practices of Discipling – 2 hours
CHED4531 Group Dynamics – 3 hours
CHED4720 Biblical Principles of Leadership – 2 hours
CHED3420 Outreach Ministries – 2 hours
CHED4211 Educational Ministries Seminar – 1 hour

Open Electives – 8 hours

Total Semester Credit Hours – 128

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