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This certificate is for those who desire to serve in a Church Ministry specializing in children and families but are not able to attend Summit because of distance. It includes an emphasis on education, communication, child development and teaching. The certificate requires 10 courses that will equip and enrich ministry workers.


Upon completion of this program, the student shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of ministry to children and families in the local church;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories, practices, and methods of teaching, outreach, and discipleship at all levels;
  • Develop effective practices and methods of teaching, discipleship, and community outreach;
  • Identify the contemporary issues, trends, and needs of people in society, especially as it relates to children and families;
  • Nurture the practice of ministry in the power of the Spirit.
Bible and Theology - 3 courses or 9 semester hours
BIBL 111 C Bible Survey THEO 323 C Doctrine I
BIBL 113 C Hermeneutics  
Practics - 7 courses or 21 semester hours
EDUC 142 C Principles of Teaching COUN 245 C Counselling Foundations I
EDUC 241 C Youth Communication RELS 334 C Leadership Development
RELS 238 C Contemporary Child & Family Issues RELS 344 C Child and Family Leadership
EDUC 243 C Resource/Program Development  
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