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EDDM 7315 Ministry Development and Design (all ages)
Students will research and evaluate a wide range of ministry designs and determine best practices to develop appropriate criteria for ministry development and design for application to ministry in churches, in colleges and universities, and other denominational assignments, or Christian agencies.
EDDM 7320 Internship in Ministry Leadership (S-L)
Students will participate in a field-based, mentored internship in a ministry related experience with a focus on servant leadership. Under the joint supervision of a church or agency leader and a university supervising professor, the initial planning and design of a ministry related research project will be defined and implemented. Students gain meaningful experience from both planning and implementing ministry leadership strategies. Students will analyze and reflect on this process as a foundation for lifelong learning and ministry.
EDDM 7355 Church and Denomination Governance and Organization
Students will research church governance and organization systems among Christian denominations and organizations to identify principles and practices consistent with biblical teachings and historic practices to gain knowledge, understanding, and appropriate applications for ministry in their faith tradition.
EDDM 7371 Faith Formation and Christian Education Process (all ages)
Students will research systems of faith formation related to all age groups and current Christian education processes with a view toward developing quality Christian education models for spiritual formation in the various age groups of preschool, children, youth, and adults.
EDDM 7373 Volunteer Leader Development and Management (all ages)
Students will research volunteerism in a wide range of fields to gain knowledge and understanding for application in churches, Christian college and university campuses, denominational agencies, and in other Christian related Christian ministries. Research areas include best practices, resources, and discovery and assessment of gifts and abilities, systems of training and equipping.
EDDM 7378 Church Curriculum Design and Application (all age groups)
Students will research church curriculum design and best practices among various Christian denomination publishers and groups to identify principles, evaluative criterion, and practices to gain knowledge, understanding, and appropriate application for churches of various sizes and styles giving special focus to the role of biblical teaching and basic discipleship. Students will also research the process of curriculum development and writing for general application and specific age group relevance.