Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Children's Ministries
The B.A./B.S. in Children’s Ministries is for those who are seeking to minister to children within the context of the local church and beyond. Both versions of the Children’s Ministries degree are designed as comprehensive majors. They are intended to provide students with broad-based skill sets necessary for ministry to children in the 21st Century. The difference between the B. A. and the B.S. degrees is the B.A. requires one year of a biblical language (either Greek or Hebrew) while the B.S. requires An Introduction to Biblical Languages along with an additional computer or science course.
Upon satisfactory completion of the Children’s Ministries program, graduates should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the special educational and ministerial needs of children.
- Provide leadership for the whole spectrum of children’s ministries within a local church.
- Develop and conduct biblical, Pentecostal ministry for children in a local church.
- Establish good habits of a minister in working with people, budgeting, and coordinating children’s ministries with all other ministries in a local church.
Bachelor of Science Program Plan (Bachelor of Arts below)
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Child Growth and Development||A study of the physical, mental, and personality growth from conception to adolescence.|
|Age Level Discipleship||Intended to provide a foundational and clear understanding of discipleship as a continuous process from birth through adulthood.|
|Building Church Ministries||Examines the dynamics and specifics of local church ministries. Emphasis is placed on evaluating current ministries, planning for growth, and developing a working relationship with various levels of leadership in the church.|
|Methods of Teaching the Bible to Children||Methods and strategies for communicating biblical truth to children, especially from early childhood through grade six.|
|Public Speaking||The preparation and delivery of various forms of speech. The course includes gathering material and developing a pleasing platform manner.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Michael Jaffe provides leadership for Evangel’s School of Theology and Church Ministries as chair of the Church Ministries Department. Along with teaching Preaching and Church Leadership courses, Jaffe is a faculty representative on Evangel’s Board of Administration. Jaffe graduated from Central Bible College in 1976 with a degree in Biblical Studies. He pastored for 22 […] read more
Dr. Leo Theriot grew up in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It was while he was working in the oil and gas industry there that he felt the call to full-time ministry. Dr. Theriot graduated from Central Bible College (CBC) in 1987 with a degree in Christian Education. He went on to earn his Master […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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