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BMN312 Training in Women’s Ministry (3)

This course provides basic training in how to develop a women’s ministry in a local church. Topics include the biblical

foundation for such a ministry from Titus 2:3-5, qualifications and preparation of leaders (Titus 2:3 and 1 Timothy

3:11), how to lead a small group, how to teach a Bible study, planning retreats and other events, counseling, admonishing,

discipleship, and how to lead a working committee.

Prerequisite: For women only.

BMN321 Women’s Issues (3)

An issue is defined as a controversy, matter of dispute, or unsettled matter that is an ongoing action. This class will

discuss topics having a clear decisive relevance to issues facing women today. It will examine values/beliefs, depression,

emotions, addictions, abuse, eating disorders, divorce, communication, transitions, abortion, adoption, disabilities, and

Church counseling.

Prerequisite: For women only.

BMN333 Worship & Songs of the Church (3)

Traces the thread of worship from early Hebrew times to the present; explores the varied paradigms of worship and

reasons why we worship as we do. Presents the historical development of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs and an

introduction to the history of Western music and art.

This will satisfy the requirement for Bible majors for MU190 Introduction

to Music and Art.

BMN357 Event Planning (3)

One of the most practical skills that can be utilized in the church and in the community is organizing gatherings where

people can fellowship, learn, and grow. Some of those gatherings include general parties, weddings, birthdays, funerals,

baby showers, community outreach events, Bible studies, conferences, and retreats. This course will offer the biblical

ideology and the basic skills training required for successful event planning. Some topics that will be covered are:

worship, motive, character qualities of a leader/organizer, proactivity, attention to details, organizational methods,

common sense, humility, communication, delegation, overseeing volunteers and paid staff, facilities knowledge, and

problem solving. In addition to interactive lecture, this course will also include planning, organizing, executing, and

debriefing an assigned event. This practical course should serve the student well in life, whether the skills are used in

secular arenas or formal ministry and/or everything in between.

BMN360 Personal Discipleship (2, 3)

As disciples of Jesus Christ, students desire to be growing spiritually for the rest of their lives. That growth for all of us

as believers takes place through the Word of God, the Spirit of God, and the people of God. In this course students

will read biblically-sound content on various topics written by many different authors (both classic and contemporary),

and together we will ask God to teach us about Himself and how to walk with Him and grow in Him. Topics for study

and discussion in this course include the priority of worship of God, spiritual disciplines, personal relationships with

people in our lives, what it means to be created female with its joys and challenges, Christian ministry for women and

their commitment to the church, evangelism and outreach, trials and adversity, stewardship of time and stewardship of

finances. Students will write responses to the content they read and apply it to their own lives.

Prerequisite: For women only.

BMN370 Sermon Preparation & Delivery (3)

An investigation of the biblical idea of preaching and instruction in the principles and practices of sermonic analysis

and structure. Opportunity is afforded each student to prepare and present expository sermons before the class. Critical

analyses are given by the professor and students.

Prerequisite: For men only.

BMN412 Pastoral Student Ministries (3)

A study of the practical areas of ministry and church life, with special attention given to pastoral functions (i.e., daily

schedules, priorities, leadership, team concept, and special events).

Prerequisite: For men only.

BMN498 Ministry Area Study (2)

A concentrated study in an area of ministry, whether it be in the local church, a parachurch organization, etc.