Course Description CM 223 Integrated Field Experience - 2 Hours

An opportunity for students to be initiated into ministry leadership roles. Emphasis will be placed on discerning spiritual giftedness, sense of personal calling to ministry, and individual leadership style. Students will be required to participate in an extended and consistent Christian ministry during enrollment in the courses, for a total of 60 hours per semester. This course fulfills one (1) service learning requirement (equivalent to IDS 106) for each semester of enrollment with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite: CM 172 or CM 175 or permission of department. Required for all Christian Ministries majors and minors. Offered each year for Deerfield traditional undergraduate. Delivery mode: Deerfield traditional undergraduate.

Designed to help students understand and appreciate the psychological and sociological characteristics of adults and develop a philosophy of adult ministry. Students engage in research and discussion of various phases of adult responsibility, ministry, and problems in the local church, society, and home. Prerequisites: CM 172, PSY 140.  Offered in fall semester in even-numbered years and online as scheduled. Three hours.

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This course studies the basic development of preaching and sermon techniques to enhance the presentation of truth for evangelism and discipleship.  It includes interactive learning and preaching opportunities to apply practical preaching design, Biblical principles, and contemporary applications.  

Designed to help students understand and appreciate the psychological and sociological characteristics of adults and develop a philosophy of adult ministry. Students engage in research and discussion of various phases of adult responsibility, ministry, and problems in the local church, society, and home. Prerequisites: CM 172, PSY 140. Three hours.

An introduction to the purposes, challenges, and scope of various types of ministries and ministry programs, with particular focus made in those areas in which we offer emphases. Personal contact and interaction with ministry leaders will seek to enlarge the vision of students for how ministry can be carried out. Offered fall semester. Three hours

A study of the elements involved in building an effective children's ministry, including creative programming, ministry training, and curriculum evaluation.