Designed for persons who are responsible for family and adult ministry in the church, the focus of the Family Ministry Certificate is on preventative ministry and meeting the needs of families. Persons who are currently involved in local congregations will have an advantage of applying the learning to ministries. The program is designed to help the leaders organize and administer programs and activities in local congregations. Upon successful completion of this program the student will be equipped to:
- Develop a family ministry team approach to meeting the needs of families.
- Explore a variety of methods and strategies for strengthening marriages, families, and singles in the church and community.
- Be able to explain the wonder of human beings as sexual, spiritual, and communal.
- Be able to teach classes and activities to meet family needs.
- Conduct and train others to perform premarital counseling.
- Use basic counseling skills in short-term counseling needs.
The following courses are required for the Family Ministry Certificate:
|Contemporary Discipleship (LDRS152a, 152b)||5 units|
|Developmental Psychology (PSYC141)||3|
|Marriage and Family (PSYC200)||3|
|Human Sexuality (PSYC333)||3|
|Ministering to Families with Teenagers (YMIN237)||2|
|Adult Development & Aging (PSYC346)||3|
|Family Ministry (CEDU337)||2|
|Educational Psychology (TEDU310)||3|
|Christian Education of Youth (CEDU391)||3|
|Family Ministry Electives||6|
|Total units for Certificate:||33 units|