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MIN 5190 Field Education Internship
The Field Education Internship offers the student an opportunity to experience ministry in a given community or location. Through a prolonged immersion in the particular ministry chosen by the student, he/she comes to see the real needs, challenges, issues, and components of an effective and fulfilling ministry. For non-native English speakers, the course provides a rich environment in which to develop their English language skills and understanding of American culture. Supervisors skilled or focused on the particular ministry are a critical component of all Internships because students develop a mentor-apprentice type of relationship with their supervisor. A 3-hour orientation class is required before commencing the internship. Students are encouraged to wait to take their Internships until at least their second or third semester on campus. 1‑5 credits @ 120 hours per credit. Mr. Antal or Dr. David.
MIN 5303 Small Group Ministry Equips students with the knowledge and insight to develop small groups that interconnect and enhance the broader church ministry. Skills addressed include the development of cell churches, identifying potential small group leaders, training leaders, and assessing the health of the community. The role small groups play in church life will also be studied. 3 credits. Dr. McLeod.
MIN 5311 Ministry in a Postmodern WorldThe purpose of the course will be to prepare students to identify and familiarize themselves with the major shifts in Ministry in a Postmodern World. These shifts do not simply represent a short-term threat to churches in ministry, but also represent the boundary lines that separate two very different religious worlds. The course will cover the paradigm shift in religious and church mission, its structures, leadership emergence, mentoring, worship, spirituality and evangelism. Students will also examine how one builds capacity and establishes organizational leadership to include vision, mission, goals and futuristic objectives suitable to thinking in the postmodern era. 3 credits. Dr. McLeod.