2014-15 Curriculum

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Program Prerequisites


Students must have completed a minor in Bible or have taken coursework in theology, biblical interpretation, and Bible survey. If you have not met this requirement, as determined by the Office of the Registrar, you may enroll in BEGS-5110 Bible Survey for Professionals, BEGS-5120 Foundations of Biblical Theology, or both. If you need to satisfy the Bible prerequisite, view the general study/nondegree courses for convenient online scheduling.

Academic credit in two of the three prerequisite categories may merit Conditional Admission as approved by the M.Min. Program Director. Students admitted conditionally will be required to complete the final prerequisite before beginning the second semester of course work. The course that could accomplish the last outstanding prerequisite must be approved by the Program Director.

Language Proficiency

Master of Ministry students are expected to have some proficiency in biblical languages. This proficiency requirement is met if you have prior academic credit in either Greek, Hebrew, or a class that emphasizes the use of technology in engaging the biblical languages. If no prior academic work exists, you may take a course offered that is offered at Cedarville University that qualifies for this proficiency. The completion for this proficiency must be achieved before completion of the course work and before the start of the ministry internship. This course must be approved by the Program Director.

Program prerequisites may be taken from Cedarville University or from another regionally accredited institution.

PROGRAM COURSES — 38 credit hours

Master of Ministry Curriculum Summary
Courses Hours
Core Courses 30
Character Colloquium 2
Ministry Internship 6
Total 38
Biblical Language Proficiency (0–3 credits)
Course No. Course Title Hours
1BEBL-XXXX Biblical Language 3

1This is a proficiency requirement that must be met before the student can take BEPT-6900 Ministry Internship. Requirement may be met during undergraduate studies or may take the appropriate class in addition to the core classes of the Master of Ministry program. Credits do not count toward the Master of Ministry program.

Core Courses (30 credit hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours
BENT-6110 Exposition of New Testament Book 3
BEOT-6110 Exposition of Old Testament Book 3
BEPT-6110 Biblical Care and Counseling 3
BEPT-6210 Biblical Leadership 3
BEPT-6310 Ministry of Teaching and Preaching 3
BEPT-6410 The Church and God's Mission 3
BEPT-6420 Trinitarian Implications for Practical Ministry 3
BEPT-6450 Christian Apologetics 3
BETH-6100 Biblical Theology 3
BETH-6150 Contemporary Theology in Historical Context 3
Character Colloquium (2 credit hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours
BEPT-6510 Character Colloquium 2
This course is an introduction to the importance of Christian character in the outworking of public ministry. M.Min. students will attend Cedarville's chapel one day a week, and on another day will meet together with the Program Director for character cultivation, prayer, and encouragement. This one-credit course is taken during two consecutive semesters prior to the ministry internship.

Ministry Internship (6 credit hours)

A part-time ministry internship serves as the capstone experience for the M.Min. program. This mentored and evaluated ministry experience under the direction of a qualified field mentor takes place following all program course work. This experience lasts approximately eight weeks, and the requirements include:

  • Developing a personal philosophy of ministry
  • Weekly journal to evaluate personal ministry strengths and weaknesses
  • Reading reaction papers
  • Teaching observation, planning, experience, and self-evaluation
  • Individual mentor/mentee relationships
  • Leadership development and observation

The Program Director will work alongside you to craft a meaningful internship experience. The field mentors are required to complete a training and equipping session to ensure that course objectives are met and that you have a rich and profitable experience.