CMIN 101 — Sharing our Faith. 1 hour.
This class seeks to equip and encourage the student to share faith in Christ with other individuals in various situations. It will explore the motives, personal inhibitions, and methods for sharing faith in Christ with others.
CMIN 116 — Fundamentals of Christian Ministry. 3 hours.
A course designed to acquaint the student with the foundation and avenues for fulfilling the special call to service and to introduce Olivet's ministerial training objectives. Required of all freshmen in the ministerial training program.
CMIN 187, 387 — Supervised Worship Practicum. ½-1 hour.
Students are exposed to opportunities for leadership and participation in chapel worship settings while gaining an overview of the theological, Biblical, and spiritual issues in leading congregational worship. Special emphasis will be placed on training students to design, plan, and lead worship services appreciating various styles of worship. Participation in chapel worship services is required.
CMIN 205 — Community Ministry Experience I. 1 hours.
An integrated ministry experience, generally during the sophomore year, in harmony with the students interest and calling. Experience must include at least 50 hours of ministry experience in a local church, para-church organization, or appropriate ministry setting. Assessment of students includes that student's knowledge of the field, experiences in leadership, personal spiritual leadership, ministry skill preparedness, and interpersonal competencies. A mentor will provide direction and appropriate feedback. Prerequisite: CMIN 116
CMIN 290 — Cross-Cultural Ministry Experience. 1- 2 hours.
A supervised, semester-long ministry experience of at least 50 hours per credit hour of ministry in a local church, an approved parachurch organization, or other appropriate ministry setting. The experience is to take place in a ministry setting that is culturally divergent from the student's own cultural background. A mentor will be assigned to the student who will assist the student in finding a specific ministry position, provide direction to the student, and offer appropriate assessment. Assessment will be based on the following criteria: the student's preparedness for ministry; spiritual leadership; interpersonal skills; and developing awareness of, respect for, and flexibility in the face of cultural differences. Prerequisites: CMIN 101, CMIN 116. Pass/Fail grading.
CMIN 305 — The Church in Mission. 3 hours.
A study of the mission and ministry of the Church. The study will concern itself with both the global and particular (congregational) mission and concerns of the Church and how that mission is the be lived out (practical theology). The emphasis will be on the health and faithfulness of the congregation. An introduction to contemporary Church research, methodologies, and methods are also to be included, especially emphasizing the church's task of evangelism.
CMIN 306 — Cross-Cultural Ministry. 3 hours.
A study of the theory and practice of cross-cultural ministry within the contexts of a single predominant culture and of multiple cultures. This will also include ways of reformulating and presenting the Christian message in culturally specific ways. Courses will include an introduction to world religions.
CMIN 350 — Preaching and Worship. 3 hours.
A study of sermon construction and delivery. The class will explore the methods of text selection, development of the sermonic idea, the varieties and function of homiletic forms, and methods of delivery. Each student will preach one or more times in class with peers' and the professor's evaluations. The nature and function of worship in the congregation and the minister's role in worship leadership will also be explored. Prerequisite: BLIT 250 and THEO 310.
CMIN 380 — Introduction to Missionary Service. 1 hour.
A 16-hour, weekend seminar introducing prospective missionary candidates to missionary service in the Church of the Nazarene. The course is conducted by personnel from the Church of the Nazarene's World Mission division one weekend a year, beginning Thursday evening through Sunday morning. Topics covered include the stages of becoming a missionary, missionary life, and cross-cultural orientation. Pass/ Fail grading.
CMIN 390 — Cross-Cultural Field Experience. 2-3 hours.
Credit is given for participation in a group short-term (2-8 weeks), cross-cultural ministry program under the auspices of Olivet Nazarene University, the Church of the Nazarene's World Mission, or another missionary organization. A minimum of 80 hours of actual ministry time is required for two credits; 120 hours of ministry for three credits.
CMIN 401 — Advanced Homiletics. 3 hours.
This course addresses homiletics within the larger context of classic Christian worship. Emphasis is given to preaching the various literary genres of Scripture, which also include the wider variety and function of homiletical forms (designs). Students preach original sermons in class and outside of class. Prerequsite: CMIN 350.
CMIN 425 — Urban Ministry. 3 hours.
This course provides the student with a broad introduction to the unique challenges and opportunities for Christian ministry in an urban context. Students are encouraged to reflect on their own lifestyles and future ministry choices in light of the needs of the city and the response of the gospel in meeting human need. Exposure to city life and church-based organizations provide a dynamic context for the various learning activities in this course. The class is offered during the first summer session, with the class experience and trips to Chicago occurring over one week and an additional week spent at the Shepherd Community in Indianapolis. Additional fees apply.
CMIN 450 — Missiological Foundation. 3 hours.
This course is designed to explore issues related to global world missions. The course will include a biblical theology for missions, a brief history of modern missions, the key definitions for modern missiology, and a study of current mission philosophies and strategies. Prerequisite: CMIN 306
CMIN 452 — The Minister as Leader and Administrator. 3 hours.
A comprehensive study of the organization and activities of the local church and the pastor's leadership in these concerns. Class work will include such topics as understanding small-group dynamics, problem-solving, planning (including long-range planning), discipling other leaders (lay and staff), budgeting, accounting, raising funds, property management, leadership styles and skills, followership, conflict resolution techniques, fostering and maintaining relations with the denomination and especially the district, and personal ethics and financial budgeting. Recommended prerequisites: CMIN 305.
CMIN 494 — Pastoral Care and Counseling. 3 hours.
An introductory study to pastoral ministry to individuals and small groups. Attention will be given to human development, spiritual formation, personality disorders, crisis intervention, counseling principles and techniques, premarital and marital counseling tools and techniques, and pastoral visitation agendas and techniques. Prerequisite: One course in Psychology or permission of the instructor.
CMIN 496 — Field Training. 3-6 hours.
CMIN 499 — Topics in Christian Ministry. 3 hours.
A study of significant areas of contemporary and enduring interest in the field of Christian ministry, such as Images of Ministry in Church History, Women in Ministry, Leadership of the Church for the Unchurched, etc. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite: CMIN 305