Children's Ministry

This minor is designed to introduce the student to the expanding area of ministry to children and their families, particularly within the local church. Using practices of ministry relevant to the culture, students will be taught (1) to effectively teach the Word of God to children, (2) to organize and supervise a safe and learning environment for children, and (3) to develop and administrate a ministry to children from birth through elementary-age.

Objectives:
This program provides learning opportunities which should enable the student to: 
 

  • Evaluate the current culture in which children live and address their needs accordingly.
  • Formulate a biblical and personal philosophy of children's ministry.
  • Identify the vital need for the church to partner with parents in the spiritual development of children.
  • Design, implement and lead a family-conscious children's ministry program within the local church.

Minor Requirements:
Introduction to Children's Ministry
Foundations of Children's Ministry
Christian Education of Children
Administration of Children's Ministry
Marriage and Family Counseling or The Christian Home
Children's Ministry Internship
CE or other approved elective course

Total Hours (18 hours)

Electives May Include:
Church Education*
Methods and Techniques of Teaching*
Marriage and Family Counseling
The Christian Home*
Philosophy of Christian Education*
Ministry of Christian Camping