CM549 – Christian Ministry Thesis
About this course
This course integrates learning from biblical, theological, and ministry studies into a research thesis that explores one aspect of ministry, or an overview of the student’s philosophy of ministry. This three-unit course often covers two semesters, and it is conducted as an independent study under the guidance of the professor.
Prerequisite: Student must have at least 36 units, and must pass a summative exam.
This course incorporates all the learning outcomes that we desire for GCS students.
- Exegete a biblical passage that is core to your ministry or issue you address.
- Cite biblical references for claims made regarding biblical meaning.
- Provide theological development on your topic as it relates to the church and its role in culture and conduct.
- Integrate research on church fathers and leaders who address issues relevant to your topic.
- Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the type of ministry you have chosen to study (or theological issue as it applies to ministry).
- Project the opportunities and threats to your ministry topic (or theological issue as it applies to your ministry).