The following listing of online courses are currently available, along with additional elective courses which are yet to be announced. Download the certificate progress tracking worksheet [PDF] to keep track of courses completed and grades received.
- CMU 113 : Introduction to Christian Education (3 credits)
- CMU 114 : New Testament Survey (3 credits)
- CMU 123 : Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
- CMU 210 : Ministry to Children with Disabilitiess (3 credits)
- CMU 223 : Technology in Children’s Ministry (3 credits)
- CMU 224 : Advanced Web Communications (1 credit)
- CMU 233 : Child Evangelism (3 credits)
- *CMU 305 : Biblical Interpretation (3 credits)
- CMU 353 : Children’s Ministries (3 credits)
- CMU 354 : Early Childhood Ministry (3 credits)
- CMU 363 : Pastoring Children (3 credits)
- CMU 393 : Children’s Presentations (3 credits)
- CMU 493 : Children’s Ministries Conference (3 credits)
- *THE 233 : A/G Doctrine & History (3 credits)
* = Either CMU 305 or THE 233 can be taken to meet the theology course requirement. Only one of these three courses is required.
CMU 113 : Introduction to Christian Education (3 credits)
This course offers an explanation of historical and philosophical foundations for church education. It provides an overview of the Christian education ministry to all ages in the church, and explores such topics as materials and teaching methods, curriculum instruction and evaluation, leadership and training, the recruitment and supervision of volunteers, etc. Click here to register today!
CMU 114 : New Testament Survey (3 credits)
A panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes and salient teachings of each New Testament book in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural contexts. Click here to register today!
CMU 123 : Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
A study of the historical settings, literary features, authorship, theological teachings, and general content of the Hebrew Bible. This survey provides a factual and practical groundwork for further studies in the Old Testament. Click here to register today!
A study of the major biblical and theological themes of both testaments. Emphasis on discovering the flow of ideas that bind the different books of the Bible into a unified whole. Prerequisites: CMU 123; CMU 114 Click here to register today!
CMU 210 : Ministry to Children with Disabilities (3 credits)
This course offers an overview of disability ministry. This course will seek to help children’s ministry leaders develop understanding and insight into the following areas: theology of disability ministry, types of disabilities and proper terminology, teaching strategies, modern trends in disability ministry, special education and its effect on the church, and how to build and maintain relationships with families who have children with disabilities. Click here to register today!
CMU 211 : Kids in Ministry (3 credits)
This course examines how to involve preschool and elementary children in ministry in the local church, the community, and missions. Attention will be given to how children learn to serve, and how teachers can recognize and cultivate the God-given talents of each of their students. How to motivate children and how to avoid obstacles that discourage their involvement will be discussed. Included will be resources that encourage children to be active in ministry at their age-level. Click here to register today!
CMU 223 : Technology in Children’s Ministry (3 credits)
A study of the philosophy for and pragmatics of contemporary usage of technology within children’s ministries. Exemplary examples of technology integration within the local children’s ministry setting will be explored and common software applications will be utilized to create technological tools to enhance ministry to children. Prerequisite: computer & Internet proficiency. Click here to register today!
CMU 224 : Advanced Web Communications (1 credit)
This course will examine Web 2.0 communication technologies and their application within children’s ministries. Technologies to be explored include: rss, blogs, podcasts, collaborative authoring tools, social bookmarking, and online media sharing. The focus of course activities is placed upon practical application of the technologies in the local children’s ministry setting. Prerequisite: computer & Internet proficiency. Click here to register today!
CMU 233 : Child Evangelism (3 credits)
This course is an in-depth focus on evangelism and children. Topics include: the history of child evangelism in American traditional as well as cutting-edge evangelism thrusts; age-appropriate evangelism techniques; how to lead a child to Christ; the art of the altar call; making the most of holidays; preparations of child evangelism materials; and how to organize and present evangelistic events for children. The class will require students to prepare and execute a plan for child evangelism, write, and illustrate an age-appropriate gospel tract, and participate in several evangelistic programs in local churches. Some time will be required to present the Gospel to children in a variety of venues. Click here to register today!
CMU 305 : Biblical Interpretation (3 credits)
This course will examine the science of hermeneutical analysis, processes, and methods in which one can derive the most accurate and valid interpretation of passages of the Bible. Due consideration will be given to the art involved in integrating various lines of thought in the Bible to accomplish an adequate understanding and application of any passage in the Bible. Prerequisites: CMU 123; CMU 114 Click here to register today!
CMU 353 : Children’s Ministries (3 credits)
A specialized study of developing and evaluating children’s ministries and resources as it pertains to specific programs such as Bible clubs, Kids’ crusades, children’s church, music, drama, and other children’s activities. Click here to register today!
CMU 354 : Early Childhood Ministry (3 credits)
This course will begin to prepare the learner for ministry to children within the local church, for ages birth through kindergarten. Attention will be given to understanding the needs of the “whole” child, philosophy of ministry and practical application, and church programs. Click here to register today!
CMU 363 : Pastoring Children (3 credits)
This course will help the student to minister to children in their life situations. Attention is given to teaching children to worship and pray, relating theological concepts and Biblical truths to children, identifying social influences which affect children, and understanding the unique spiritual needs of children. Click here to register today!
CMU 393 : Children’s Presentations (3 credits)
This course is an overview of puppetry, storytelling, juggling and other visual methods used in children’s ministry. Practical emphasis is placed on choosing, preparing, and presenting content and concepts to children of various ages. Emphasis is placed on tying kid-tested methods to solid Biblical messages in order to delight children with the Gospel. Click here to register today!
CMU 493 : Children’s Ministries Conference (3 credits)
This class will give the student a deeper understanding of the development and implementation of vision and goals in children’s ministry leadership. Through reading, research, and participation in leadership training at a national children’s ministries conference, students will gain knowledge and insight into practical application of children’s ministries theory. **Note – currently, only the A/G North American Children’s Ministries Conference and the INCM Children’s Pastors’ Conference are approved conferences for the conference experience for this course. To inquire regarding the qualifications of other national children’s ministry conferences, contact learner support. Click here to register today!
THE 233 : A/G Doctrine & History (3 credits)
A study of Assemblies of God antecedents, history, government, doctrinal emphases, distinctives, and mission. Click here to register today!
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