Online Christian Ministry Courses
MACM 5301 (3-3-0) Foundations of Christian Ministry
This course is intended to give students a broad exposure to practical essentials for success in ministry in the 21st century. The course design includes the foundation of ministry, the formation of the minister, and the function of ministry in and through the local church. Special attention will be given to the areas of spiritual discipline, communication, team-building, conflict mediation, transparency and vulnerability, healthy families, financial management, basic planning and goal setting, healthy lifestyles, leadership development, and commitment to humble courage.
- Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Online.
- Prerequisite: None.
MACM 6309 (3-3-0) Shepherding in the 21st Century
All ministry students are called to shepherding and caring ministry roles and responsibilities within their particular ministry context. This course is designed to equip students with core competencies enabling them to better shepherd and care for themselves as ministers, shepherd and care for individuals in their ministry context, and “equip the saints” to do shepherding and caring ministries “one to another” within the community of faith.
- Offered: Spring, Summer, Online.
- Prerequisite: None.
MACM 6311 (3-3-0) Christian Ministry Practicum (S-L)
This course is designed to give each student one semester of supervised practicum experience related to the student’s vocational goal. Students will be paired with a full-time proven ministry practitioner for guidance and for on-the-job ministry experience exposure. Every effort will be made for students to observe the practitioner in his/her role, to carry out assignments for projects under the supervision of the practitioner, and/or to serve part-time or full-time in a ministry position related to his/her vocational goal. The student will meet with an assigned professor at least once each month during the semester for reporting and for discussions related to various practical ministry-related topics.
- Offered: Periodically, Online.
- Prerequisite: Application for this course must be made through the M.A. in Christian Ministry program director's office.