This 129-credit degree program is designed to equip students with a strong biblical and theological framework, informing effective ministry to children and families. Essential skills for leadership, administration, teaching and counseling are taught so students are then able to work within children and family ministries around the world. Students learn age-appropriate teaching methods from early childhood to adolescent youth, leadership skills to create and develop children's ministries and family programming and counseling skills that are specific to working with children and their families within a variety of diverse people groups. Upon graduation, students completing the Children and Family ministry major will be prepared to assume positions within the local church as Children's Ministry Directors, Family Pastors, Pastor of Children and Youth, Children's Camp Counselors and Directors, work in orphanages, child-specific urban ministries and intercultural settings within schools and mission organizations.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Children and Family Ministry program will be able to:
DEVISE AND DEFEND A PHILOSOPHY OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRY BASED ON BIBLICAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE CHILD, FAMILY, AND CULTURE, INCLUDING AN UNDERSTANDING OF A CHILD’S SPIRITUAL FORMATION.
POSSESS BASIC PEOPLE HELPING SKILLS NECESSARY TO ASSIST CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.
POSSESS ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS FOR DIRECTING A MINISTRY AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP.
EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE BIBLICAL TRUTH TO CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, MAKING USE OF SOUND EXEGETICAL AND HERMENEUTIC PRINCIPLES.
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