Christian Ministry, Spanish
MMSP 600 — Biblical Studies. 3 hours.
Considers specific biblical books or theological issues of biblical study. May be repeated with different subtitle.
MMSP 610 — Life Management and Personal Renewal. 3 hours.
The significance of spiritual development and personal renewal in the life of a leader is the focus. Attention is given to practice and implementation of strategies for modeling and teaching healthy patterns as leaders.
MMSP 611 — Christian Ministry in a Multicultural Society. 3 hours.
Explores contemporary urban society from a multicultural perspective, especially within the context of ministry of the Hispanic/Latino church. It is designed to provide historical, sociological, theological and ethical foundations for ministry in a diverse society and to provide relevant models for developing a multicultural approach to ministry.
MMSP 612 — Contemporary Approaches to Preaching. 3 hours.
Examination of the challenges that the ministry of preaching is facing in the contemporary Christian church, as well as proposed solutions (narrative, inductive preaching, etc.), and the implications for pastoral preaching in the local congregation.
MMSP 613 — Equipping the Laity in a Hispanic/Latino Context. 3 hours.
The purpose of this course is to develop learners who a) effectively live a disciplined lifestyle; and b) are empowered to plan and implement disciple-making strategies. The model is Jesus, whose purpose was to make disciples and whose disciples continued to focus on this purpose. At the heart of their life and work is Christian community, living and ministering as the Body of Christ, where each has an important role. Using Ephesians 4 as the base, the class will examine the paradigm of pastor as equipper/coach and laity as unpaid servants engaged in the work of the ministry.
MMSP 614 — Hispanic/Latino Leadership. 3 hours.
Examines the role of culture and cultural dynamics in the selection, emergence and functioning of leadership. Primary attention will be given to theories and models that explain the Hispanic/Latino leadership dynamics in multicultural contexts in the United States and Canada and the implications for the church.
MMSP 620 — The Hispanic/Latino Church in USA/Canada. 3 hours.
The origin, development, and strengthening of the Hispanic/Latino Church in the United States and Canada is discussed. Discussions will focus on key historic time periods with the purpose of understanding the character, organization and ministry styles, patterns of expansion, and the implications for the future ministry of the church.
MMSP 630 — Theology of Ministry. 3 hours.
The purpose of this course is to understand the significance of theologically formed patterns of ministry and pastoral leadership and to develop styles of ministry that show biblical teachings of what makes leadership 'Christian' -- service. Special attention will be given to the issues of ecclesiology as they relate to theological leadership. This course may be repeated with different subtitle.
MMSP 631 — Hispanic Theological and Social Ethics. 3 hours.
An introduction to the history, culture, economics, and politics of the Hispanic/Latino presence in the United States and Canada, through studying the main Hispanic/Latino key themes, methods of recent theological articulation that emerge in the religious life, shared experiences, and struggles of Latinos and Latinas in the United States and Canada. The course will assist in developing practical applications and tentative responses in welcoming and reaching out to Hispanics in the United States and Canada in their places of ministry.
MMSP 690 — Masters Project. 3 hours.
A culminating project designed by the learner in consultation with the project supervisor. It should integrate the learning experience of the program of study into a significant ministry application.