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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 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.
Cross Listed Courses: MALA 5358

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: Christian Studies major or minor, junior or senior status, and faculty approval.
Cross Listed Courses: INCS 4302, RELI 3382

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.
Cross Listed Courses: MALA 5361

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.
Cross Listed Courses: MAST 5313, MALA 5362

CHST 4308   (3-3-0)   Adult Ministry in the Church
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with biblical foundations for adult ministries, adult development theories, programs, resources, and organizational structures for adult ministries in the church. Students will be introduced to the church’s ministries with adults in various life stages based on biblical methods for ministry.
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, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: MACE 5302

CHST 4342   (3-3-0)   Ethnography, Cultures, and Worldviews
This course introduces students to applied ethnography, where they will learn the essentials of how to conduct interviews with persons from a different cultural identity to ascertain customs, values, and worldview understandings. Students learn to "read" a culture and to understand its way of viewing reality. Principles from social sciences such as sociology, anthropology, and demographics enrich the methodology used to analyze how people from a different cultural background think, feel, act, and relate to one another. Spring, Online.
Prerequisite: None.
Cross Listed Courses: INCS 4342, MAGL 5342

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