(4 Courses - 12 Credit Hours)
MIN502 - Preaching in the 21st Century
MIN532 - Practical Ministry in the Congregational Context

Two of the following courses:
COU503 - Theology of Christian Counseling
COU570 - Conflict Resolution in the Church
MIN515 - Advanced Homiletics or
MIN533 - Advanced Church Growth

This course will focus on the theological foundation for Christian Counseling. Specifically a Biblical framework will be studied in order to assist church members who struggle with life and mental health areas of Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Forgiveness, Guilt, Marital Difficulties and Cognitive Distortions. The therapeutic model that will be presented will be a Cognitive Model, which has its roots in Rational Emotive Psychotherapy. This course will prepare a minister to have greater understanding, compassion and tools to assist church members who struggle with life and mental health problems.

This In-Ministry course is designed to be a course which emphasizes the practical aspects of Homiletics, including sermon construction and sermon delivery.

It is assumed that you will have studied basic Homiletics at the undergraduate level and that the student's basic Bible knowledge is in place.  I also understand that many of you will have had extensive preaching experience and can do your craft very well.  The purpose of this course is to find ways to refine and polish the basic skills that you already have.  If needed, this course will also seek to find appropriate and sensitive ways to point out areas in which you may need to improve in order to more effectively communicate with your hearers.  The purpose of this class is to provide feedback...not to criticize.

This course will focus on the work of day to day ministry.  Strategies for success in relationships, negotiation, time-management, scheduling, and staff/elder relations will be addressed.

The 9-Hour intensive course (with additional online requirements) will be taught on Thursday and Friday, June 15-17, in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area (1-4 pm Thurs and 9-4 Friday).  There will be no additional fees other than the course tuition. 

This class may also be taken exclusively online.