Christian Ministries (CEED)

CEED 150 - Foundations of MinistryCredits 3

An overview of the discipline of Christian Education Ministries. Topics of study include the historical and theological nature of the church, principles of evangelism and edification, spiritual gifts, training and equipping lay leadership, and an examination of contemporary career opportunities and parachurch ministries. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 242 - Psychology of Learning and DevelopmentCredits 3

An overview of theories related to educational psychology and human development with specific application to ministry contexts in the local church and other ministry agencies. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 254 - Leadership DevelopmentCredits 3

Overview of biblical and contemporary leadership theories applied to personal leadership development and the equipping of volunteer leaders within the local church. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 255 - Foundations of Spiritual FormationCredits 3

This course will provide a biblical overview of the fundamentals of developing and maintaining a deep and abiding relationship with God through theological, integrative and experiential perspectives. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 260 - Interpersonal and Cross-Cultural Relationships in Christian MinistryCredits 3

Focuses on development of relationships and communication skills between individuals, small groups and within multiracial and multi-ethnic congregations. Includes conflict resolution in ministry. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 312 - Christian Ministry SkillsCredits 3

Includes instruction and skill development in a variety of functions expected of those in full-time Christian ministry, including examples such as: public speaking and giving extemporaneous remarks, public prayer, worship service introductions, worship service coordination, working with church boards and pastoral leadership, conducting meetings, leading church staff, selecting staff, conducting the ordinances of baptism and the Lord's Supper; and essentials regarding conducing weddings, funerals, hospital visitation, and pre-engagement training as time permits. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 313 - Christian Ministry DiscipleshipCredits 3

A comprehensive overview of discipleship in the local church. Course includes equipping on the needs, expectations, roles, responsibilities, and competencies related to discipling believers, reproducing disciples, and for leading effective Christian discipleship ministries. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 319 - Media in MinistryCredits 2

Skill development in the design and use of audio-visual technology for use in ministry to all age levels and in a wide variety of teaching settings. Notes: By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 320 - Methods of Bible StudyCredits 3

Foundational development of the Inductive Bible study method applied to narrative and epistolary literature with additional methods explored including biographical, topical, book, and word study. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: BBST 103.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 326 - Counseling MethodsCredits 3

Investigation of foundations for pastoral counseling to individuals and families in ministry settings. Study of psychological theories and a vision for church community will be followed by the development of personal counseling skills for listening and compassion. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Christian Ministries (CHMN) or Christian Education Ministries (CEED); and Undergraduate Level.

CEED 330 - Biblical Interpretation and TeachingCredits 3

Instruction in the use of computer-based biblical research tools with an emphasis on the use of these tools for the development of instructional lesson plan preparation, execution, and evaluation. Special emphasis is placed on training students in teaching competencies. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: BBST 320.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 406 - Parachurch Youth MinistriesCredits 2

Focus on the various types of parachurch ministry to middle school and senior high age students available. Includes principles which make parachurch ministry different from local church youth ministry and principles for beginning a new parachurch campus club. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 411 - Women's and Men's Ministry in Christian EducationCredits 2

An examination of the biblical, historical, and contemporary perspectives of women and men in leadership roles within a ministry. Assessment of role expectation, relationships and vocational opportunities. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 150.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 412 - Missions Education in the ChurchCredits 2

Basic administration of a program within the church's educational ministry through which missions is taught to all age levels. Notes: By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 415 - Organization and Administration of Christian MinistriesCredits 3

An introduction to the biblical principles and current practice of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating with special emphasis upon the application of these functions to church and parachurch administration. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 150, CEED 260.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 416 - Curriculum DevelopmentCredits 2

Essential principles in curriculum formulation including evolution of existing curricula and curriculum writing experience. Notes: By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: One of the age level courses: CEED 372, CEED 373 or CEED 374.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 419 - Models of Children's MinistryCredits 2

An exploration and assessment of various contemporary approaches to Children's Ministry, from birth to age 12. Includes practice in the development of ministry strategies involving family, community, and church resources. Notes: By Arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 422 - Singles Ministries in the ChurchCredits 2

Issues and needs of never-married and formerly married persons, including identity crisis, role definition, self-acceptance and the development of intimacy. Resources, programs and skills for ministering to these needs are emphasized. Notes: By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 430 - Camp LeadershipCredits 2

Study in the philosophy, objectives, leadership, program and administration of the Christian camp. Investigation into the trends of camping, both centralized and decentralized. Techniques in organizing and directing a camp program, including counselor training. Emphasizes utilization of camping to enhance church's ministry. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: May be required.

CEED 433 - Family Ministries in the ChurchCredits 2

Biblical concepts of the family; survey of the needs of whole and fragmented families in the church; resources and techniques available to meet these needs. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.

CEED 436 - Worship in the ChurchCredits 2

A survey and critical evaluation of contemporary Christian music of various worship styles and trends within the local church and parachurch ministries. Notes: By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 441 - Adolescent Culture and DevelopmentCredits 2

This course is designed to help the professional youth worker design and implement the entire scope of an effective church-based junior high or high school youth ministry. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 465 - Internship in Christian MinistriesCredits 9

Full-time laboratory experience in a local church or parachurch ministry under the direction of a qualified supervising Ministry Mentor and university supervisor. Guided instruction in the skills necessary for effective service as ministry leaders in vocational Christian ministry. These will include, but not be limited to: special event planning, teaching a volunteer leadership training workshop, speaking in front of a ministry audience, observations at church board meetings, special ordinances, etc. Notes: Students doing Internship in Christian Ministries are limited to 15 credits that semester. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: Application.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 470 - Current Topics in Christian EducationCredits 1-3

Designed for upper-division students in Christian Education who want to study specialized topics not currently covered in catalog course offerings. Notes: May be taken two times with different emphasis. By arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fee: May be required.

CEED 472 - Special Studies in Children's MinistriesCredits 2

Examines contemporary movements and trends in children's ministry. Addresses legal, social, and administrative issues surrounding the practice of children's ministry. Notes: By Arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 478 - Adult Development and EducationCredits 2

A study of issues and development tasks of adults. Attention to the ministry of meeting the needs and utilizing the potential of adults. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 479 - Programming for Christian MinistriesCredits 2

Equipping on age-specific church ministry (children, youth, adult, family) as it relates to evangelism and discipleship, with special emphasis on cultural exegesis and ministry program leadership. Key focus of the course will include internship preparation. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 433 or 441 or 478.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 480 - Independent Study in Christian MinistriesCredits 1-3

Development of skills in an independent study of topics in the field of Christian Ministries. Notes: May be taken multiple times for credit. Offered by arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class; and Christian Ministries (CHMN); Undergraduate Level.

CEED 482 - Advance Studies in Children's MinistriesCredits 2

In-depth analysis of issues related to leadership roles in children's ministry. Topics to include integration with family ministries, event planning, staff supervision, training volunteers, budget management, scheduling, counseling, and parent relations, etc. Students are required to be serving in a children's ministry location during the semester for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 465.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 484 - Advanced Studies in Youth MinistriesCredits 2

In-depth analysis of issues related to leadership roles in youth ministry. Topics to include integration with family ministries, event planning, staff supervision, training volunteers, budget management, scheduling, counseling, and parent relations, etc. Students are required to be serving in a youth ministry location during the semester for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Notes: By Arrangement. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 465.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CEED 486 - Advanced Studies in Family MinistryCredits 2

In-depth analysis of issues related to leadership roles in family ministry. Topics to include event planning, staff supervision, training volunteers, budget management, scheduling, counseling, and parent relations, etc. Students are required to be serving in a family ministry location during the semester for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CEED 465.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.