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Christian Formation and Ministry Courses

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2019-20 requirements for the CFM major are 38 hours, including a core of 34 hours plus 4 hours of electives:

  • CFM 115 Intro to Christian Formation and Ministry (4)
  • HNGR 114 Poverty, Justice and Transformation (4)
  • CFM 222 Transformational Education (4)
  • CFM 223 Human Development and Ministry (4)
  • CFM 224 Christian Spiritual Practices (2)
  • CFM 251 Ministry Practicum (0)
  • CFM 339 Compassion and Crisis Ministry (4)
  • CFM 347 Discipleship A (2)
  • CFM 348 Discipleship B (2)
  • CFM 421 Philosophy of Ministry (4)
  • CFM 494 Ministry in Culture (4)
  • CFM 496 Internship (0)
  • Elective Hours (4)

2019-20 requirements for a CFM minor are 20-22 hours, including:

  • CFM 115 Intro to Christian Formation and Ministry (4) --or-- CFM 131 Intro to Spiritual Formation (2)
  • CFM 222 Transformational Education (4)
  • CFM 223 Human Development and Ministry (4) --or-- CFM 339 Compassion and Crisis Ministry (4)
  • CFM 224 Christian Spiritual Practices (2)
  • CFM 251 Ministry Practicum (0)
  • CFM 347 Discipleship A (2)
  • CFM 348 Discipleship B (2)
  • CFM 421 Philosophy of Ministry (4)

2019-20 Christian Formation and Ministry (CFM) Courses 

  • CFM 111 Foundations of Ministry (2)
  • CFM 115 Introduction to Christian Formation and Ministry (4)
  • CFM 121 Ministry Skills: Backpacking (1)
  • CFM 122 Ministry Skills: Rock Climbing (1)
  • CFM 123 Ministry Skills: Horsemanship (1)
  • CFM 124 Ministry Skills: Cross-country Skiing (1)
  • CFM 125 Ministry Skills: Downhill Skiing (1)
  • CFM 131 Introduction to Spiritual Formation (Passage) (2)
  • CFM 215 Spiritual Formation in Community (2)
  • CFM 216 Discipleship Practicum (1)
  • CFM 222 Teaching for Transformation (4)
  • CFM 223 Human Development and Ministry (4)
  • CFM 224 Christian Spiritual Practices (2)
  • CFM 231 Evangelism (2)
  • CFM 232 Spiritual Guidance and Discernment (2)
  • CFM 234 Youth Ministry (4)
  • CFM 241 Leadership Development (This course is offered each summer at HoneyRock as part of the Leadership Certificate.) (4)
  • CFM 251 Ministry Practicum (Graded pass/fail.) (0)
  • CFM 259 Topics in Christian Formation (2 or 4)
  • CFM 331 Teaching the Bible (2)
  • CFM 333 Student Care in College Ministry (This course is limited to residence assistants.) (2)
  • CFM 337 Compassion in Ministry (Mainly taught at HoneyRock) (2)
  • CFM 339 Compassion and Crisis Ministry: Responding to Trauma and Suffering (Only one of CFM 337 and CFM 339 may be taken for credit. Mainly taught on campus.) (4)
  • CFM 347 Discipleship A (2)
  • CFM 348 Discipleship B (Prerequisite: CFM 347) (2) 
  • CFM 353 Leadership and Human Systems (Prerequisite: CFM 241) (2)
  • CFM 412 Ministry Practicum (2)
  • CFM 414 Ministry with Children and Families (2)
  • CFM 421 Philosophy of Ministry (4)
  • CFM 422 Designing for Transformational Learning (4)
  • CFM 452 Camp Ministry (2 or 4)
  • CFM 459 Advanced Study in Christian Formation (Prerequisite: junior/senior standing or permission of instructor) (2 or 4)
  • CFM 461 Leadership in Christian Ministry (2)
  • CFM 472 Adventure Challenge Ministry (Offered at HoneyRock) (4)
  • CFM 474 Integrative Leadership Seminar (Offered at HoneyRock) (2)
  • CFM 494 Ministry in Culture (Prerequisites: CORE 101, CFM 115, HNGR 114, AIS course. Corequisite: CFM 496) (4)
  • CFM 495 Independent Study (1-4)
  • CFM 496 Internship (Prerequisites: junior standing and a minimum of 16 hours completed in Christian Formation including background courses appropriate to the internship setting. Graded pass/fail. (0)