Christian Ministries Courses

PCM 100                             Christian Discipleship                                3 hours

A Biblical introduction to the journey of Christian discipleship.  Students consider the marks of a healthy disciple, the process of discipleship, and resources for promoting deeper spiritual lives.  Spiritual disciplines (such as prayer, Bible study, meditation, Scripture memorization, and fasting) are evaluated as students prepare for lifelong spiritual formation.  (View syllabus)

PCM 222                           Principles of Evangelism                              3 hours

Students learn Biblical concepts, practical methods, and congregational applications to evangelism for Christ.  Special attention is given to developing a heart for the lost and an ethical approach to responsible evangelism.  (View syllabus)

PCM 312                           New Church Evangelism                            3 hours*

Studies the needs, problems, and procedures involved in the establishment of new congregations.       

PCM 321 DL                      Principles of Leadership                            3 hours*

Introduces students to the successful model of servant/spiritual leadership in a Biblical context.  All organizations benefit or suffer from leadership practices.  The Bible is full of examples of leaders from whom we can learn best practices.  This course will guide students to lead from a servant/spiritual perspective, exploring various principles and characteristics of servant/spiritual leadership, including integrity, humility, vision, and holiness.

PCM 358                    Ministry in a Post-Modern World                     3 hours*

Defines modern & postmodern church elements, postmodern theology, restoration language, leadership paradigms, technology, Leonard Sweet’s EPIC structure of worship, and implementing elements of postmodern worship in the church.

PCM 360                            Technology in Ministry                             3 hours*

Explores the usage of Internet, hardware, and software technology to advance ministry in a church or parachurch setting.  Various examples of successful technology implementation are discussed and students evaluate various technology options for ministry.

PCM380                   Christian Leadership Apprenticeship                   3 hours*

Students get an inside look at ministry through involvement in ministry at and through the College.  A CCCB professor or staff member supervises the student’s involvement in a variety of activities.  Students are expected to take responsibility, organize, and implement their skills in accomplishing ministry tasks.

PCM 387                                 Campus Ministry                                  3 hours*

Provides students with basic information regarding the history and structure of campus ministry equipping them to minister on a university campus through the local church or an established campus ministry.

PCM 390            Independent Studies in Christian Ministries               3 hours

An opportunity for students to conduct independent research under the supervision of a faculty member.  A minimum of 45 hours of research for each hour of credit, plus a final paper or project are required for the course.