M-LC 201 Introduction to Local Church Ministries (2) An introduction to the field of local church ministries with an emphasis on the Biblical foundation of teaching. Attention is given to the different teaching ministries in a church and the development of a Biblical philosophy of local church ministries.
M-LC 202 Principles of Bible Teaching (3) A study of the principles and procedures of teaching the Bible effectively in a church setting. The focus of the course is on the preparation of a Bible lesson from a published curriculum utilizing a written lesson plan.
M-LC 301 Christian Education of Children (2) A study of the principles and procedures of teaching children in church ministries. The course examines the characteristics of children and the skills involved in effectively teaching them. The focus of the course is on children's Sunday School ministries, but the course content is applicable to any children's ministry. Prerequisite: M-LC 202 Principles of Bible Teaching
M-LC 306 Administering Christian Education (2) An examination of the principles and procedures involved in leading church education ministries as a pastor, an assistant pastor, or a ministry leader. Special attention is given to the Sunday School since it is the largest and most representative church educational program.
M-LC 400 Local Church Ministries Internship (0) The student, under the supervision of a church teacher or leader, utilizes his or her training in the Local Church Ministries Department to teach in a church ministry or evaluate and lead a church educational program.
M-LC 411 Ministry Media (2) A study of the Biblical and educational importance of the use of media in local churches. Special attention will be given to the various uses of the computer to enhance the communication of the Word of God. Practical hands-on experience will be used in producing quality media productions.
M-LC 413 Christian Education of Youth (2) An aid to understanding adolescence and the different problems that teens face today. Special attention is given to discipleship methods for contemporary teens. Relational youth ministry will be stressed, and the opportunity to practice the Biblical methods of discipleship will be given.
M-LC 416 Christian Education of Adults (2) A study of the principles and procedures of adult Christian education with a special focus on the Adult Bible Fellowship (Sunday School class). Attention is also given to organizing and growing an adult class and effective ways of teaching adults. Prerequisite: M-LC 202 Principles of Bible Teaching
M-LC 621 Ministering to the Aging (2) A survey of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of the aging. The course also discusses ministering to the aging and involving them in the Lord's service.
Minnesota Fall-Out RetreatOctober 20–22
A spiritually challenging weekend for Minnesota teens at Camp Jim.
Missions ConferenceOctober 24–28, 2016
Join the Faith Family as we focus attention on the theme "The Harvest is Now".
Festival of CarolsDecember 2 and 3
Begin your holiday season with a concert of festive Christmas music that highlights the birth of Christ.
Refresh ConferenceJanuary 31–February 3, 2017
A conference designed to refresh Christian leaders and their wives. Registration open.