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CHST 3301   (3-3-0)   Survey of Christian Education
This course is an overview of Christian education including foundations, history, components, and leadership. Emphasis is placed upon the development of Christian education as a vocation. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 3304   (3-3-0)   Religion and Older Persons
A study of the relationships between religion and the lives and needs of older persons. This study will include an examination of the attitudes toward and the treatment of older persons in the Judeo-Christian and other selected religious traditions. Offered periodically.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 3309   (3-3-0)   Spiritual Formation for Christian Ministry
The course is designed to overview the student’s resources for spiritual growth and examine various methods of discipleship, including Bible study, prayer, and scripture memorization. The student will learn to nurture interdependent spirituality within the context of our contemporary culture. Service-Learning component. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: RELI 1301, 1302, and instructor approval.

CHST 3372   (3-3-0)   Church Administration
A study of the principles, structure, and function of church administration. Students will be exposed to methods for administering personnel, financial, and physical resources of the church, as well as various aspects of church governance and planning. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 4301   (3-3-0)   Teaching Ministry of the Church
This course is a study of the biblical basis, curriculum development, educational principles, and instructional methods of the teaching ministry of the local church. Emphasis is on preschool, children, youth, and adult groups. Spring.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 4302   (3-1-2)   Practicum in Christian Studies (S-L)
Internship training program to be supervised by a professor and an official in the local church or church-related institution. This course contains a field-based service-learning component. Fall, Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: Biblical Studies or Christian Studies major or minor, junior or senior status and faculty approval.

CHST 4306   (3-3-0)   Children’s Ministry in the Church
A study of children, ages 6-12, from a Biblical and present-day perspective and the church’s opportunity to build foundations for faith through effective Bible teaching, ministry to needs, and outreach to the home. Considerations will be given to the church learning environment, effective methods of teaching children, leadership enlistment and development, and curriculum for children’s organizations in church. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 4307   (3-3-0)   Youth Ministry in the Church
A study of the social and spiritual development of youth. The course will seek to equip the youth minister with cognitive skills, resources, and techniques for ministry with young people through the church. Emphasis will be placed on the planning and administering of a youth ministry in the local church. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

CHST 4312   (3-3-0)   Biblical Servant Leadership
This course will explore the practice of leadership from a Biblical servant leader point of view and the various styles of leadership. Students will be encouraged to develop a personal set of leadership principles reflecting those of a servant. Considerations will also be given to the developing people skills, team building skills, and conflict management skills. Fall, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

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