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Minor requirements

CEY 210 - Foundations of Practical Theology
An introduction to critical foundational issues underpinning the disciplineand practice of Christian education. These issues include the philosophical,biblical, theological and developmental theories related to education in thelocal church. The course will also examine different theories concerning thepractice of CE. The course is designed to help the student design ministrypractice that is most appropriate to particular situations and that isrooted in good theory and relevant to the contemporary Church. (4 credits)
CEY 215 - Spiritual Formation, Discipleship & Youth
No course description available.
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CEY 310 - Leadership Development
The course focuses on developing a leadership style that facilitatespersonal and community spiritual development and reflects a biblicalunderstanding of servant leadership. The purpose is to develop a leadershipstyle that empowers others to engage in ministry in the midst of the churchand the world. Prerequisite: Must be sophomore standing or higher. (2 credits; non-yearly,consult department)
CEY 315 - Philosophy of Adolescent Ministry
An investigation and formulation of a philosophy of ministry to and withadolescents. Various theoretical issues will be examined which will informand assist students in the development of a philosophy which is biblicallygrounded, developmentally sensitive, culturally relevant, and theologicallycontextualized to the world of contemporary adolescence. Prerequisite: CEY212 and junior or senior class standing.(4 credits; alternate years, consult department)
CEY 320 - Teaching and Learning Strategies
The purpose of this course is to train students to teach Bible effectivelyin small group settings. The student is exposed to both the theory andpractice of teaching and learning theories. Half the class is devoted topracticum in teaching. Prerequisites: CEY210 and REL328WI. (4 credits; non-yearly, consultdepartment)
CEY 330 - Special Topics in CE/YM
This course provides an opportunity to focus on different topics in a morespecific and in-depth way. The topics will relate to contemporary issues ineither Christian education or youth ministry and adolescent studies. (2 or 4credits; non-yearly, consult department)
CEY 380 - Narrative and Spiritual Formation
A study of narrative, both personal and biblical, with the intent ofunderstanding the power and potential of narrative for both learning andspiritual formation across the age span. The course will include both theoryof narrative and practical elements of storytelling. Prerequisite: junior or senior class standing. (2 credits; non-yearly, consult department)
CEY 335 - Theology and Church Ministry
No course description available.
CEY 401 - Integrated Field Experience I
The focus of CEY401 and CEY402 is intentional exposure to various aspects ofpractical ministry in either Christian education or youth ministry in alocal church or para-church organization, for two consecutive semesters. Thepractical experience must be under supervision of an on-site supervisor andthe professor of Christian Education. Weekly seminars for discussion andreflection on ministry and preparation for the writing of a major paper onthe philosophy of ministry are conducted on campus. Prerequisites: Senior class standing and permission of instructor. (2 credits)
CEY 402 - Integrated Field Experience II
The focus of CEY401 and CEY402 is intentional exposure to various aspects ofpractical ministry in either Christian education or youth ministry in alocal church or para-church organization, for two consecutive semesters. Thepractical experience must be under supervision of an on-site supervisor andthe professor of Christian Education. Weekly seminars for discussion andreflection on ministry and preparation for the writing of a major paper onthe philosophy of ministry are conducted on campus. Prerequisites: senior class standing and permission of instructor. (2 credits)
REL 310 - Christian Spirituality
(2 credits)A study of the meaning, purpose and practices of Christian spirituality asthis has been understood in the Christian tradition. The course emphasizesthe practice of spiritual disciplines and the relevance of spirituality inour contemporary world.Prerequisite: REL250.
REL 350 - Theology & Popular Culture
No course description available.

Total credits required: 24

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