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Christian Ministries Majors/Certificate

Important Notes for all majors in the Christian Ministries Department:

In addition to the required coursework, each student is expected to:

  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.3 and a minimum of 2.5 in all courses in major.
  • Complete an application & interview for the major, in addition to those required for the university.
  • Complete a portfolio of work according to the program goals which may include such summative assignments as a final research paper in the field, an article written for a ministry trade publication, and an oral presentation & defense of a ministry model.
  • Complete 40% of major requirements at Judson and 40% of major requirements must be upper division. 

Gen Eds required by Christian Ministry Majors:

  • BST101, BST102 and one BST elective will also count toward general education requirements.
  • PSY111 is required as a gen ed social science elective for intercultural and Pastoral Leadership majors only.

Christian Ministries Major

Biblical/Philosophy/Theology

Required = 15 Hours

  • BST101 Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
  • BST102 Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament
  • BST221 Interpreting the Bible
  •  PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • THS221 Christian Theology

Biblical Electives

Required = 6 Hours

  • BST**** Old Testament Elective
  • BST**** New Testament Elective

Christian Ministries Core

Required = 31 Hours

  • MIN101 Introduction to Christian Ministries
  • MIN102 Application to Majors in Christian Ministries
  • MIN202 Personal Development in Ministry
  • MIN222 Speaking & Teaching in Christian Ministry
  • MIN295/296 Practicum I/II: Christian Ministries
  • MIN301 Leadership in Christian Ministries
  • MIN311 Administration and Management in Christian Ministries
  • MIN340 Mentoring/Christian Ministries
  • MIN385 Evangelism and Spiritual Formation
  • MIN395/396 Practicum III/IV: Christian Ministries
  •  MIN455 Senior Seminar in Christian Ministries
  • MIN495 Internship in Christian Ministries

Culture & Ministry Elective

Required = 3 Hours

  • MIN250 Consuming Missions: Prin/Pract of Global Christian Movement
  • MIN325/326 Prin and Pract of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
  • YMN221X Adolescent Culture

Human Development Elective

Required = 3 Hours

  • PSY221 Child Development
  • PSY224 Adolescent Development
  • PSY227X Adult Development and Aging

Principles and Practice Electives

Required = 6 Hours

NOTE: Courses cannot be reused within major:

  • MIN230 Principles and Practice of Children’s Ministries
  • MIN235 Principles and Practice of Family Ministries
  • MIN240 Principles and Practice of Adult Ministries
  • MIN250 Consuming Missions: Prin/Pract of the Global Christian Movement
  • SOC281 Principles and Practices of Human Services
  • MIN325/326 Principles and Practice of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
  • YMN230 Principles and Practice of Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies

Certificate in Church Planting

  • Note: This certificate is available to students with majors within the Christian Ministries department only.  

    Ministry/ Philosophy/ Sociology

    Required = 21 Hours

    • MIN250 Consuming Missions: Prin/Pract of the Global Christian Movement
    • MIN240 Principles & Practices of Adult Ministries
    • MIN260 Foundations of Church Planting
    • MIN360 Models & Methods for Church Planting
    • MIN385 Evangelism & Spiritual Formation
    • PHL267 Comparative Religions
    • SOC353 Urban Sociology

    Practicum/Internship

    Required = 9 Hours

    A minimum of 6 of the 9 hours of practicum and/or internship experience must be in a church planting site:  

    Required = 9 Hours

    • MIN295 & 296 Practicum I & II/Church Ministries (1 credit hour each)
    • MIN395 & 396 Practicum III & IV/Church Ministries (2 credit hours each)
    • MIN495 Internship/Christian Ministries

Intercultural Leadership Major 

Biblical/Philosophy/Theology

Required = 18 Hours

  • BST101 Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
  • BST102 Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament
  • BST221 Interpreting the Bible
  • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL267 Comparative Religions
  • THS221 Christian Theology

Biblical Electives

Required = 6 Hours

Choose six hours of Biblical electives.  Three hours of Old Testaments and three hours of New Testament:

  • BST**** Old Testament Elective
  • BST**** New Testament Elective

Intercultural Leadership Major Core

Required = 38 Hours

  • MIN101 Introduction to Christian Ministries
  • MIN102 Application to Majors in Christian Ministries
  • MIN202 Personal Development in Ministry
  • MIN222 Speaking & Teaching in Christian Ministry
  • MIN250 Consuming Missions: Principles/Practice of Global Christian Movement
  • MIN295/296 Practicum I/II: Christian Ministries
  • MIN301 Leadership in Christian Ministries
  • MIN311 Administration and Management in Christian Ministries
  • MIN325/326 Principles and Practice of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
  • MIN385 Evangelism and Spiritual Formation
  • MIN340 Mentoring/Christian Ministries
  • MIN395/396 Practicum III/IV: Christian Ministries
  • MIN455 Senior Seminar in Christian Ministries
  • MIN495 Internship in Christian Ministries

History Elective

Required = 3 Hours

  • HIS391 History and Culture of China
  • HIS392 History and Culture of Japan
  • HIS393 History and Culture in South East Asia
  • HIS394 Modern Latin America

Human Development Elective

Required = 3 Hours

  • PSY221 Child Development
  • PSY224 Adolescent Development
  • PSY227X Adult Development and Aging

Sociology Electives

Required = 6 Hours

  • SOC151 Introduction to Sociology is a pre-req for SOC353. SOC151 is strongly recommended for all Intercultural Leadership majors.

Choose two from the following:

  • SOC255 Social Problems
  • SOC353 Urban Sociology
  • SOC355 Cultural Diversity
  • SOC421 Religion in Society

Pastoral Leadership

Biblical/Philosophy/Theology

Required = 21 Hours

  • BST101 Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
  • BST102 Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament
  • BST221 Interpreting the Bible
  • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • THS390 Philosophical Theology
  • THS221 Christian Theology
  • THS225X History and Theology of Worship

Biblical Electives

Required = 6 Hours

Choose six hours of Biblical Electives.  Three hours of Old Testament and three hours of New Testament:

  • BST**** Old Testament Elective
  • BST**** New Testament Elective

Pastoral Leadership Major Core

Required = 34 Hours

  • MIN101 Introduction to Christian Ministries
  • MIN102 Application to Majors in Christian Ministries
  • MIN202 Personal Development in Ministry
  • MIN222 Speaking & Teaching in Christian Ministry
  • MIN240 Principles and Practice of Adult Ministries
  • MIN295/296 Practicum I/II: Christian Ministries
  • MIN301 Leadership in Christian Ministries
  • MIN311 Administration and Management in Christian Ministries
  • MIN340 Mentoring/Christian Ministries
  • MIN385 Evangelism and Spiritual Formation
  • MIN395/396 Practicum III/IV: Christian Ministries
  • MIN455 Senior Seminar in Christian Ministries
  • MIN495 Internship in christian Ministries

Principles and Practice Electives

Required = at least 3 Hours

  • MIN230 Principles and Practice of Children's Ministries
  • MIN235 Principles and Practice of Family Ministries
  • SOC281 Principles and Practice of Human Services
  • MIN325/326 Principles and Practice of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
  • YMN230 Principles and Practice of Youth Ministries/Adolescent Studies

Church History Elective

Required = at least 3 Hours

  •  HIS320X History of Christianity to 1500
  • HIS321X The Church and the Reformation

Human Development Elective

Required = at least 3 Hours

Choose 2 courses, 6 credit hours from the following:

  • PSY221 Child Development
  • PSY224 Adolescent Development
  • PSY227X Adult Development and Aging

Culture and Ministry Elective

Required = at least 3 Hours

  •  MIN250  Consuming Missions: Principles and Practice of the Global Christian Movement
  • MIN325/326 Principles and Practice of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
  • YMN221X Adolescent Culture

Counseling Theories

Required = 3 Hours

  • PSY424 Counseling Theories

Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies Major

Biblical/Philosophy/Theology 

  • Required = 15 Hours

    • BST101 Introduction to Biblical Studies: Old Testament
    • BST102 Introduction to Biblical Studies: New Testament
    • BST221 Interpreting the Bible
    • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
    • THS221 Christian Theology

    Biblical Electives

    Required = 6 Hours

    • BST**** Old Testament Elective
    • BST**** New Testament Elective

    Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies Major Core

    Required = 34 Hours

    • YMN221X Adolescent Culture
    • YMN230 Principles and Practice of Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies
    • MIN295/296 Practicum I/II: Christian Ministries
    • MIN301 Leadership in Christian Ministries
    • MIN311 Administration and Management Christian Ministries
    • MIN325/326 Principles and Practice of Short-Term Mission Projects, Part 1/Part 2
    • MIN340 Mentoring in Christian Ministries
    • MIN395/396 Practicum III/IV: Christian Ministries
    • YMN411X Christian Values and Human Sexuality
    • MIN455 Senior Seminar in Christian Ministries
    • MIN495 Internship in Youth Ministry/Adolescent Studies

Christian Ministries Required Courses

Required = 10 Hours

  • MIN101 Introduction to Christian Ministries
  • MIN102 Application to Majors in Christian Ministries
  • MIN202 Personal Development in Ministry
  • MIN222 Speaking and Teaching in Christian Ministry
  • MIN385 Evangelism and Spiritual Formation

Psychology Required 

Required = 3 hours

  • PSY224 Adolescent Development

Psychology/Sociology Electives

Required = At Least 6 Credit Hours

Choose 2 courses, 6 credit hours for the following:

  • PSY321 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY323 Personality
  • PSY375X Health Aspects of Chemical Dependency
  • PSY380X Crisis Intervention with At-Risk Adolescents
  • PSY391X Statistics and REsearch Design
  • PSY424 Counseling Theories
  • SOC410 Family Theories

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