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Ministry - Curriculum

Here you will find course descriptions for the courses required to complete the Ministry degree program. For more information, please check the MACU Course catalog.

CO 201 Introduction to Counseling
Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 3
A study of applied counseling approaches, including history of the profession and the integration of psychology, counseling, and Christianity. The primary focus is on evidence-based, goal-oriented counseling skills, strategies, and techniques in collaborating with diverse individuals, families, and groups.

GM 201 Strategic Leadership in Ministry
Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 3

A course designed to develop leadership potential in students and to give them a familiarity with the various elements of the administrative process, including: goal setting and achieving, organization, delegation, human relations, group dynamics, supervision and the training of other leaders. Though the principles are universal, the focus of the course is the local church. Students will have an overview of the biblical perspective on leadership. Students will have the opportunity to create a strategic map for the development of spiritual leadership in a faith-based organization or servant leadership in a non-faith-based organization.

GM 471 Ministry Seminar
Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 3

This course provides essential information for the student preparing to enter into Christian ministry. Topics included are family life, applying and interviewing for ministry, communication in ministry, conflict management, as well as finances and taxes for the minister. Also covered are practical aspects of ministry such as hospital visitation, calling, and time management.

GM 480-482 Internship in Christian Ministries: Orientation, Experience, Evaluation
Class Hours: 0, 0, 0
Lab Hours: 0, 300, 0
Total Credit Hours: 6

On the job training under the direction of a field mentor in the student’s chosen area of ministry. Any preparation provided by outside agencies will not replace the prescribed MACU sequence. Prerequisite: approval of program advisor

Choose one of the two

FM 229 Teaching for Spiritual Transformation
Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 3
This course will use a hands-on approach to exploring various resources and methods used to present the scripture to students and families. Specific areas of exploration will include resources for teaching, teaching through small groups, mentoring, and interactive teaching techniques. Guest lecturers who are professionals in family ministry will further cover relevant areas of methodology.
PR 201 Introduction to Preaching
Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Total Credit Hours: 3
The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of the preparation and delivery of sermons, with special attention to the various sermonic forms (topical, textual, biographical, and narrative sermons). Prerequisite: SC 171. Pre or Corequisite: GB 151.

Choose 18 credit hours of electives from Counseling (CO), Cross-Cultural Ministry (CC), Family Ministry (FM), General Ministry (GM), Preaching (PR); Worship and Music (WM)