Since communication is such a vital part of ministry, you will be able to use your training in a variety of ways.
• Oral Communications—speaking in church educational ministries, men's and women's meetings, retreats, radio ministries
• Written Communicaions—writing for weekly church bulletins, Christian magazines, church educational curriculum, religious articles in newspapers
• Electronic Communications—writing for personal and public blogs, web pages, social media
• Visual Communications—preparing PowerPoint slides, videos, graphics
In our media-driven age, you will have many opportunities to use your communications skills to serve the Lord.
G-CO 205 Introduction to Communication (2) A study of communication strategies, public speaking, and analytical writing with a focus on the analysis and productionof informative and persuasive oral communication. Prerequisite: G-CO 101 English I,and G-CO 102 English II.
G-CO 206 Public Speaking (2) A continuation of the study of communication theory and practice in public speaking with special attention given to specific ministry-related extemporaneous speaking situations. Prerequisite: G-CO 205 Introduction to Communication.
G-CO 303 Writing for Publications (3) An overview of the process of publications from the inception of an idea to the submission of a document to a publisher. Students will become acquainted with the editorial process and the basic use of design software.
G-CO 306 Advanced Writing (3) Designed to enhance the students' written communication abilities by discussing and practicing the principles of good expository writing. Included in the class will be a review of the steps to the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing) as well as a discussion on purpose and audience. Students will practice the various modes of expository writing including description, comparison/contrast, process analysis, and persuasion.
G-CO 308 Creative Writing (2) Provides opportunities for creating original works of poetry, short story prose, and one-act dramas with an emphasis on the key writing steps of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing.
M-LC 411 Media in Ministry (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-ME 404 Cross-Cultural Communication (3) A study of the dynamics of communication and Christian ministry across cultures, including the study of the problems of spoken, written and non-verbal communication where cultural and/ or linguistic boundaries must be crossed. There will be a focus on current issues having to do with cultural interactions and Christian witness, whether in the United States or abroad.
M-OA 203 Computer Applications (3) Provides an overview of computer applications including a brief introduction to computer concepts and Microsoft Windows. Provides training in current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency–one semester of keyboarding.
M-OA 204 Advanced Computer Applications (3) Provides advanced training in current Microsoft Office software, which includes Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and integration of these applications. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency–one semester of keyboarding and familiarity with the fundamentals of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
The Communications minor is part of a Biblical Studies program at Faith. This combination gives you valuable skills in both areas. The Biblical Studies component will give you a solid background in Bible and theology so you can communicate God's Word accurately. The Communications component will give you advanced skills so you can better express God's Word to others.
Secondary English Education
964.0601 ext. 261
Mr. Horner had 20 years experience as a teacher and administrator in Christian schools before coming to Faith in 2001. He has a strong background in English and literature and directs the secondary English education program at Faith. Mr. Horner also leads the Writing Improvement Program, which assists all students in improving their writing skills. Mr. Horner lives in Ankeny and is an active member of Urbandale Baptist Church in Urbandale.
• B.A. from University of Toledo
• Graduate work at Michigan State University
• Education certificate from University of Toledo
• M.A. from Oakland University
• Administrator, Springfield Christian Academy, Clarkston, Michigan
• Teacher, Wixom Christian School, Wixom, Michigan
• Adjunct Faculty, Baker College
• Administrator, Oxford Christian Academy, Oxford, Michigan
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
Advanced Grammar and Linguistics
Praxis: Theory to Practice
Secondary Methods and Materials
Student Teaching Supervision
Teaching Secondary Bible
Teaching Secondary English/Language Arts
Contact Mr. Horner about Faith's secondary English education program.
Mrs. Lynn McCool joined the Faith faculty in 2012 after many year's experience teaching on the high school level. Her Master's degree from Iowa State University is in Rhetoric, Compositon, and Professional Communication, which ideally suits her for her teaching role at Faith. She plans to start a doctoral program in the near future. She and her husband are active members at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes, Iowa.
• B.S., Cedarville University
• M.A., Iowa State University
• English Educator, Des Moines Christian School, Urbandale, Iowa
• Teaching Assistant, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
• Adjunct faulty, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Adjunct Professor, Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Virginia
• Introduction to Communications
Mrs. McFarling came to Faith in 1984, having taught in both public and Christian high schools. She is a credentialed and experienced teacher of office skills who emphasizes the ministry aspect of the administrative assistant. She keeps current with the latest office software, which means students in this program graduate with highly marketable skills. Mrs. McFarling lives in Ankeny and is an active member of Community Baptist Church.
• B.S., Northeast Missouri State University
• M.A., Northeast Missouri State University
• Instructor, Hedrick High School, Hedrick, Iowa
• Instructor, Cardinal High School, Eldon, Iowa
• Instructor, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
Accounting I and II
Advanced Computer Applications
Office Administration Internship
Office Administration Seminar
Contact Mrs. McFarling for more information about Faith's Administrative Assistant program.
Chair, Office Administration Department
964.0601 ext. 212
The purpose and the mission of Faith are expressed in our school motto—With the Word to the World. Faith exists to equip students to communicate the message of Christ around the world. In keeping with that goal, Faith offers a minor in Communications. This minor will give you advanced training in oral, written, electronic, and visual communications to enable you to be more effective in taking the Word to the World. No matter where you serve in a church, this training will be useful and valuable to you.
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