The Church Education Minor assists individuals in formulating a biblical philosophy of both individual and corporate discipleship. This minor also prepares participants for various ministries in church related education through a variety of learning opportunities. This minor emphasizes the history of Christian education and its philosophical and practical development. Emphasis is also given to various program-based solutions to traditional and contemporary age-based needs of biblical discipleship. Students learn how to incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and technology-based resources into the learning environment.




Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Articulate a biblical philosophy, including basic objectives of discipleship.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the people and philosophies that have influenced Christian education.
  • Identify and evaluate the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of various traditional and contemporary models of church education.
  • Develop, implement, and assess an appropriate educational ministry for a local church setting.



Summary of Required Hours

Total Hours   18


Minor Completion Plan

CE201   Philosophy of Christian Education      3 hours
CE303   Christian Education of Children      3 hours
CE409   Methods & Techniques of Teaching     3 hours
CE410   The Christian Home     3 hours
CO301   Counseling I     3 hours 

             Ministry Elective    3 hours

Total  hours     18