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MINS 5302 (3-3-0) Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

(RELI 4378)

This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop ministry research and writing skills through the study and practice of creating clear and concise academic writing, designing research questions, acquiring credible and scholarly resources, and reference/citation management skills in Turabian and APA format. The course will provide an introduction to the complex world of academic publishing in ministry literature and offer hands-on experience in writing for academia and ministry. This 5000-level course is cross-listed with a 4000-level course and includes specific graduate course requirements which reflect appropriate deeper learning experiences and rigor in the higher-level course.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

MINS 5303 (3-3-0) Foundations of Spiritual Life

This course provides a broad overview of spiritual formation, Christian worship, and practice of leadership from a biblical servant leader point of view. Students are instructed on the basis of a biblical foundation to develop servant leadership principles from one's spiritual formation as a worshiper individually, as well as in one's corporate life in the Christian church.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online

MINS 6305 (3-3-0) Ministry Mentorship (S-L)

Ministry Mentorship is a capstone course and should be taken in the student's graduating semester. The course provides supervised practical experience related to the student's ministry goals. Students receive mentoring guidance for hands-on ministry from an experienced current ministry professional. Students become interns to their mentor to learn foundational ministry skills, improve leadership skills, and identify resources through field experience that tests their abilities in real-life settings. Course assignments integrate ministry theory and practice, incorporating a field-based service-learning component. The Ministry Safe Training Module requires a $50 fee paid by the student. This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

Requisites: None.

Offered:  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.

MINS 6306 (3-3-0) Clinical Pastoral Education Mentorship

In this mentorship performed in a medical center or hospice organization, chaplain interns and residents are given the opportunity to experience 300 hours of hands-on pastoral care ministry in an institutional setting under the direction of an ACPE Supervision.

Requisites: Admission to Clinical Pastoral Education internship.

Offered:  Fall, Spring.