Calvin's 20-21 credit-hour ministry leadership minor is specially designed to compliment any area of study. You will take a number of courses related to ministry studies, as well as classes in a specific concentration.

The department offers seven courses, including a church and society course which fulfills the core requirement for the "Societal Structures in North America" category.

(20-21 semester hours)

Program Requirements

  • CMS-151 Church and Society
  • CMS-381 Ministry Studies Internship
  • Complete one concentration
  • One from:
    • If Theological II taken for core:
    • If Biblical II taken for core:
      • REL-250 Introduction to the Study of Religion
      • REL-251 Christianity and Religious Plurality
      • REL-252 introduction to Missions
      • REL-255 World Religions
  • One from:
    (course must be distinct from courses taken for emphasis)
    • CMS-374 Youth and Family Ministry
    • CMS-375 Ministry, Leadership, and Community Development
    • CMS-378 A Christian Calling: Proclaiming Jubilee as a Christian Leader
    • REL-237 Christian Worship
    • REL-252 Introduction to Missions
    • MUSC-236 Music in Worship
    • CMS-251 (3 sections)

Students will also pick a specific concentration to complete the minor.


Concentrations

Community Development

  • CMS-375 Ministry, Leadership, and Community Development
  • REL-295 Christianity and Culture
  • One from:

Congregational Studies

  • SOC-311 Religion and Society
  • SOC-303 Anthropology of Religion
  • One from:
    • SOC-302 Urban Sociology
    • REL-379 Research Topics in Christian Worship

Missions

Music in Worship

Pastoral Ministry

  • Three credit hours from:
    • REL-237 Christian Worship
    • CMS-251Theological Reflections on Ministry Practices
    • CMS-378 A Christian Calling: Proclaiming Jubilee as a Christian Leader
  • One from:
    • SOC-250 Diversity and Inequality in the United States
    • CAS-253 Intercultural Communication
    • CAS-260 Interpersonal Communication

Worship

Youth Ministry

  • CMS-374 Youth and Family Ministry
  • EDUC-309 Teaching Religion to Children and Adolescents
  • PSYC-202 Youth Faith Development and Spiritual Formation

Todd Cioffi

Todd Cioffi

Assistant Professor Adjunct Professor, Religion Department, Director Jubilee Fellows
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Lynn Barger Elliott

Lynn Barger Elliott

Adjunct Professor
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