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Christian Ministry, B.S. (CMBS)
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First Semester - Fall 201316 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
CMIN 2103   Foundations for Christian Ministry
An exploration of the biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and experiential foundations for ministry in the world today. Consideration is given to various opportunities for ministry, as students work towards a personal philosophy of ministry. Class 3. (Fall)
 
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201414 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
CMWA 2103   Worship Leadership
A study of common worship service components and their delivery, including the meaning and practice of a variety of Church rituals such as preaching, communion, baptism, parent/child dedications, funerals, weddings, and seasonal days. Consideration is given to broadening and deepening students' understanding of the relationship between overall worship service design and individual worship elements, providing a general view of the purpose of worship and the role of the worship leader. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Topics include neuroscience, development, gender, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking, motivation and emotion, stress, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, and social psychology. Class 3.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201415 hours
BIBL     Old Testament Elective
Any Old Testament Bible course 3000 level and above. Class 3.
 
CMIN     Elective
Christian Ministry electives may be chosen from 3 of the following:
BIBL Elective (up to 3 hours)
CCLT Electives (up to 6 hours)
CMIN Electives (up to 9 hours)
CMWA Elective (up to 3 hours)
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership (Fall, Odd years)
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family (Spring, Even years)
THEO Elective (up to 3 hours)

 
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201516 hours
BIBL     New Testament Elective
Any New Testament Bible elective 3000 level are above. Class 3.
 
CMIN     Youth Ministry Elective
Youth Ministry electives may be chosen from 1 of the following:
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry

 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO     Theology Elective
Any approved theology course.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201518 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CMIN 3403   Ministry of Teaching
A course that explores teaching and learning theories specifically for those working in Christian ministry. A biblical philosophy of Christian education will be explored, choosing and critiquing Christian education curriculum will be discussed, and an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles will be utilized in observation and practice of teaching in ministry settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1043. (Fall, Odd years)
 
PHIL 2013   Introduction To Philosophy
An introduction to the art of thinking with an analysis of philosophical principles and problems, a brief survey of the history of philosophy, and a review of the contributions of outstanding philosophers. Class 3.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 2 total hours needed.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201616 hours
CMIN 3303   Evangelism And Discipleship
A study of central Christian beliefs and current contextual issues that bear on evangelism and discipleship activity, addressing the development, principles, and methods of evangelism and discipleship. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033 and BIBL 1043.. (Spring)
 
CMIN     Elective
Christian Ministry electives may be chosen from 3 of the following:
BIBL Elective (up to 3 hours)
CCLT Electives (up to 6 hours)
CMIN Electives (up to 9 hours)
CMWA Elective (up to 3 hours)
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership (Fall, Odd years)
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family (Spring, Even years)
THEO Elective (up to 3 hours)

 
HIST 3003   History Of The Church
A survey of church history from the time of Christ to the present. The New Testament church, medieval Christianity, the Reformation, and protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be stressed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 1113 or HIST 1123 or permission of Instructor. (Spring, Even years)
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201615 hours
CCLT 1013   Contemporary World Missions
A survey of missionary endeavor in the contemporary world, the principles of missions, and the Biblical basis for missions. Included also are the relationships between the western missionary and non-missionary personnel and the national church. Class 3. (Fall)
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4103   Christian Doctrine I
A systematic study of the basic doctrines of Scripture, God, humanity, and sin. This course does not fulfill the Bible elective general education requirement. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033, BIBL 1043, one 3000 level Old Testament course, one 3000 level New Testament course, and permission of instructor. (Fall)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201716 hours
CMIN 4003   Christian Ministry Internship
Conducted in cooperation with local churches, Christian organizations, missionaries, or chaplains to offer the student supervised field experience of at least 120 hours with a professional currently in full-time Christian ministry. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Guided by the instructor, students will choose an experience that corresponds to their degree program and expected field of service. Class 3. Prerequisites: CMIN 2103, Junior Standing, and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)
 
CMIN     Elective
Christian Ministry electives may be chosen from 3 of the following:
BIBL Elective (up to 3 hours)
CCLT Electives (up to 6 hours)
CMIN Electives (up to 9 hours)
CMWA Elective (up to 3 hours)
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership (Fall, Odd years)
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family (Spring, Even years)
THEO Elective (up to 3 hours)

 
THEO 4001   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1. 1 total hours needed.
 
THEO 4113   Christian Doctrine II
A systematic study of the basic doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. This course does not fulfill the Bible elective general education requirement. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033, BIBL 1043, one 3000 level Old Testament course, one 3000 level New Testament course, BIBL 4103, and permission of instructor. (Spring)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 126
Notes:
* A minor in Biblical Studies is built into this degree plan.
* Youth Ministry electives may be chosen from 1 of the following:
  • CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
  • CMIN3203 Understanding Youth
  • CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry

*Christian Ministry electives may be chosen from 3 of the following:
  • BIBL Elective (up to 3 hours)
  • CCLT Electives (up to 6 hours)
  • CMIN Electives (up to 9 hours)
  • CMWA Elective (up to 3 hours)
  • KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership (Fall, Odd years)
  • PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family (Spring, Even years).
  • THEO Elective (up to 3 hours)

* A "C" or higher is required on all departmental classes
* Greek is recommended for pre seminary.