CHED 115 Foundations of Christian Education. 3 hours.
A study of the aims, methods, materials, and programs of Christian education. Agencies of the local church for educational evangelism and development of Christian character will be considered, including Sunday school, youth groups, mission society, home and extension services, weekday religious instruction, and activities in the church and community. The organization and administration of all Christian education in the local church will be considered, including present-day problems and trends.
CHED 200 Foundations of Youth Ministry. 3 hours.
An examination of the theological, developmental, sociological, and historical frameworks which shape evangelical youth ministry. Includes the reaching and teaching of youth through the local church. Students will begin the formation of a philosophy of youth ministry.
CHED 210 Foundations of Childrens Ministry. 3 hours.
An examination of the theological, developmental, sociological, and historical framework which shape evangelical children and family ministries. Includes the reaching and teaching of children and their families through the local, district and general church. Administrative issues will also be discussed. Students will begin the formation of a philosophy of children and family ministry.
CHED 240 Spiritual Formation. 3 hours.
A course designed to enhance the personal spiritual growth of the minister. The understanding and development of issues of integrity and character and the integration of relationships with self, God, and others are explored. Attention is given to classical spiritual disciplines such as prayer, fasting, Scripture-reading, and Christian meditation. Prerequisite: THEO 101, CMIN 116.
CHED 290 Community Ministry Experience I. 1 hour.
An integrated ministry experience, generally during the sophomore year, in harmony with the student's interest and calling. Experience must include at least 50 hours of ministry experience in a local church, Parachurch 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.
CHED 299 Summer Ministries in the Church of the Nazarene. 13 hours.
This course is designed to prepare the student for practical involvement in the summer ministries program of the Church of the Nazarene. It emphasizes the nature and background of the specific ministries, cross-cultural understanding, personal growth, Biblical understandings, churchmanship, and special skills appropriate to these respective ministries.
CHED 300 Issues in Childrens Ministry. 3 hours.
An exploration of the skills, strategies, challenges, and resources relevant to children and family ministry. Issues such as weekday programs, worship, storytelling techniques, discipling, outreach, counseling children and parents, retreats, bus ministry, puppet ministry, and recruiting and equipping a team of leaders will be addressed. Prerequisite: CHED 210.
CHED 301 Principles and Methods for Christian Education. 3 hours.
A study of the principles of educational theory as they relate to the teaching ministries of the Church, and a survey of practical teaching methods for use in the local church.
CHED 305 The Church in Mission. 3 hours.
Same as CMIN 305.
CMIN 306 Cross-Cultural Ministry. 3 hours.
Same as CMIN 306.
CHED 366 Contemporary Ministries. 3 hours.
A study of various ministries that are currently being used by the Church. Such ministries as weekday programs, outreach ministries, camping, social programs, bus ministries, and campus ministries will be addressed. The course will be flexible enough to include new ministries as they develop in the life of the Church.
CHED 367 Materials and Methods for Recreation. 2 hours.
CHED 369 Youth Ministry and the Local Church. 3 hours.
Addressing concerns regarding the effectiveness of youth ministry in the local church, this course attempts to answer tough questions about what will be essential program content for youth and families in determining the future of youth ministry in the 21st century. For the student, practical tools should assist in designing local church ministry programming that is Biblical, missional, relevant and sustainable. Prerequisite: CHED 200.
CHED 370 Issues in Youth Ministry. 3 hours.
An exploration of the skills, strategies, challenges, and resources of relevant youth ministry. Issues such as discipling, outreach, recreation, counseling youth and parents, retreats and camping, building a family friendly ministry, and recruiting and equipping a team of leaders may be examined.
CHED 377 Music in Worship. 2 hours.
Same as MUCH 377.
CHED 385 Ministry Conference. 1 hour.
Includes participation in one of the national youth workers conferences. Preconference reading and group work occur during and after the event.
CHED 425 Small-Group Ministry. 3 hours.
Focus is on the establishment, nurturing, and support of small groups for children, youth, and adults primarily through the local church. Biblical foundations of small groups are explored with special attention given to the principles Jesus used as he invested in his disciples. John Wesley's small groups system is examined as a model for making disciples. Wesley's influence is still significant to all Protestants, especially those of the Wesleyan tradition. The meta-church model is also examined with its unique organizational priorities and structures. Emphasis is given to apply the truth, theory and content of the class by leading a campus small group.
CHED 450 Senior Seminar. 1 hour.
An integrated ministry experience during the senior year, in harmony with the student's interest and calling. Experience must include 40 hours of ministry experience in a local church, Parachurch organization, or appropriate ministry setting. The student will spend 10 hours of class time with his/her integrated summer ministry coordinator debriefing the summer ministry experience, discussing issues in church leadership, personal spiritual development, and post-graduate options, i.e., placement and/or graduate school.
CHED 452 The Minister as Leader and Administrator. 3 hours.
Same as CMIN 452.
CHED 489 Problems in Christian Education. 1- 2 hours.
Individual study of a practical problem in Christian education. The student must decide upon a problem, study it, and propose its solution. The major requirement is a written report of the student's research. Open to majors only.
CHED 490 Integrated Summer Ministry Experience. 3 hours.
An integrated ministry experience usually during the summer in harmony with the student's calling. The experience will include at least 150 hours of ministry experience. Attention will be given to the student's personal maturation, development of interpersonal competencies, and sharpening of professional skills for leadership facilitated by the instructor and mentored by the field supervisor.
CHED 494 Pastoral Care and Counseling. 3 hours.
Same as CMIN 494.