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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Christian Ministries (B.A.)


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The Christian ministries major brings together five academic areas of ministry study, offering concentrations in youth ministries, juvenile justice ministries, global Christianity, pastoral ministries, and outdoor education ministries. Each shares a common set of courses, values, theology and principles while maintaining unique distinctions concerning ministry contexts and foci. Students have the dual benefit of taking common coursework alongside other ministry majors with diverse interests and engaging in highly focused coursework that is specific to one ministry context.

The contextual concentrations prepare students to serve effectively within various ministries of churches, parachurch organizations and other agencies engaged in service and ministry. Coupled with Gordon College’s broad liberal arts Core Curriculum and an extensive field experience, the Christian ministries major uniquely prepares students for ministry in a variety of contexts as well as an array of graduate study programs. Completion of the Christian ministries major will also result in a biblical studies minor. If a student drops the Christian ministries major, the biblical studies minor will also be dropped and must be declared separately if the student wishes to continue with the minor.

Requirements


Concentrations


In addition, majors choose from one of the following contextual concentrations:

Urban Ministries Concentration


The Urban Ministries concentration will be available by special arrangement for students entering Gordon College in 2016.  Please contact Dr. Mark Cannister for details.

Christian Ministries and Biblical Studies Double Major


Christian ministries majors are encouraged to expand their knowledge of scripture by choosing a second major in biblical studies.

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