WHY CHRISTIAN EDUCATION?

The Christian education diploma program is designed for those who desire to minister in creating ministry programs within the church that encourage spiritual growth through meaningful relationships, compelling biblical teaching, effective program development, and influential leadership. This program provides biblical and counseling education for those anticipating vocations as ministers of Christian education, children’s workers, ministers of youth, or ministers of adults.

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 Church Profession in Christian Education Diploma

Overview

First Year

  • Old Testament Survey
  • New Testament Survey
  • Hermeneutics
  • Pentecostalism
  • Intro to Christian Doctrines
  • Intro to Music Ministries
  • Christian Education
  • Church Planting and Growth
  • Intro to Missions
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Intro to Christian Care
  • Library Research and Writing
  • Christian Education Practicum
  • Spiritual Formation I
  • Christian Education Internship

Second Year 

  • Theology of Christian Education/Child Theology 
  • History and Philosophy of Christian Education 
  • Christian Education of  Children 
  • Youth Ministry
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Discipleship
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Homiletics
  • Anthropology
  • Youth, Media and Worship
  • Counseling and Conflict Management
  • Christian Education Practicum
  • Spiritual Formation II
  • Christian Education Internship
  • Cross Cultural Experience   



Third Year

  • Small Group Ministry 
  • Ministry to Singles
  • Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • Family Stress and Resilience
  • Introduction to Family Studies
  • Contextualization
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Senior Paper/Project (Music Emphasis)
  • Ethics
  • Principles of Teaching
  • Church Administration
  • Christian Education Practicum 
  • Spiritual Formation III
  • Christian Education Internship 


At ETS the Bachelor of Theology (equivalent) accredited by ECTE is attained after three years of full-time study. In Germany, a one-year professional subsequent Internship is required to qualify as a recognized qualification

The Foundation Certificate is a required basis for the studies that follow hence its competencies apply to the B.Th. plus the following for the Music Major.