CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

ministries

The College of Christian Ministries trains men and women to be leaders in the Kingdom of God as they respond to Christ’s call to “go and make disciples of all nations.” Whether preparing for work in church roles, international missions, or in their communities, students will grow in their character and receive specific training that enhances their ability to positively influence others.

Courses include biblical studies, evangelism, church planting, youth ministry, leadership, prayer, and worship. The College of Christian Ministries strives to prepare students to teach the Bible, start new ministries, and disciple young believers wherever they may serve.

Course Credits Type Number
Advanced Leadership School 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 343
Advanced Leadership Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 305
Basic Leadership Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 145
Basic Leadership Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 146
BCC Seminar 1 3 FLW Seminar CHR 111
Bible Core Course 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 211
Bible School for the Nations 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 225
Bible School for the Nations Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 226
Bible School for the Nations Seminar 3 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 125
Biblical Apologetics 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 229
Biblical Studies Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 114
Biblical Teaching and Preaching Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 372
Biblical Teaching and Preaching School 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 371
Church History Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 151
Church Planting and Leadership Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 133
Cross Cultural Worship Ministry 3 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 308
Effective Communication for Teaching 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 175
Evangelism Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 131
Evangelism Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 132
Experience in Missions Leadership 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 396
Exploring the Torah: Genesis Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 126
Foundations for Transforming Nations 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 325
Foundations for Transforming Nations Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 326
Graduate Directed Studies 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 591
Graduate Directed Studies Internship 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 592
Graduate Thesis 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 699
Impact Evangelism School 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 237
Impact Evangelism School Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 238
Introductory Bible Course 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 227
Introductory Leadership Practicum I 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 243
Introductory Leadership Practicum II 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 244
Ministry Development Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 147
Ministry Development Seminar Field Assignment 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 148
Missions Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 135
Missions Strategies 11 - 12 FLW Seminar CHR 199
New Testament Greek 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 258
New Testament Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 129
Old Testament Hebrew 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 257
Old Testament Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 128
Perspectives in World Missions 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 136
Readings in Biblical Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 215
SBS New Testament Completion Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 115
SBS Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 113
SBS Staff Leadership Training 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 317
School of Biblical Studies Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 214
School of Biblical Studies I 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 213
School of Biblical Studies II 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 315
School of Biblical Studies III 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 316
School of Church Planting and Leadership 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 233
School of Church Planting and Leadership Internship 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 234
School of Evangelism 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 231
School of Evangelism Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 232
School of Hindu Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 285
School of Intercessory Prayer 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 265
School of Intercessory Prayer Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 266
School of Islamic Studies 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 283
School of Islamic Studies Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 284
School of Ministry Development 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 241
School of Ministry Development Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 242
School of Missions 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 235
School of Missions Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 236
School of the Bible I 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 221
School of the Bible II 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 322
School of the Bible III 11 - 12 FLW Core Course CHR 323
School of Worship 11 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 261
School of Worship Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 262
School of Youth Ministry 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 291
School of Youth Ministry Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 292
School of Youth Ministry Practicum 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 293
Spiritual Disciplines Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 169
Spiritual Formation Mod 2 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 572
Spiritual Formation Mod 5 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 575
Teaching and Ministry Development Practicum 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 174
Teaching & Ministry Development Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 173
The Apostle Paul 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 116
Thesis or Capstone Project 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 599
The Well - Worship: Experiential Leadership & Learning 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 267
Undergraduate Directed Studies 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 391
Undergraduate Directed Studies Internship 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 392
Undergraduate Thesis 1 - 12 FLW Course CHR 499
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School 11 - 12 FLW Course CHR 263
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School Field Assignment 8 - 12 FLW Course CHR 264
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar CHR 163
Worship Seminar 1 - 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 160

The UofN uses two types of credits, FLW (full learning weeks) and LCU (learning component units).

FLW credits are used with traditional residential courses and one of these credits requires a minimum of 50 hours of documented learning activities; these include our normal lectures, small groups, one-on-ones, etc.; and some of these activities are nonformal, in addition to the classroom activities and study assignments.

LCU credits are used for part-time programs like evening courses, intensive seminars, distance learning and other non-residential courses. Each LCU credit requires 25 hours of focused learning activities which can be spread over a period of time.

  • FOUNDATIONAL ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (32-36)

      (A Core Field Assignment may be substituted for either the Communication or Applied Christian Thinking core courses)

      Emphasis course sequence: (20-24)

      • CHR xxx Christian Ministries Course
      • CHR xxx Christian Ministries Field Assignment/Internship

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (0-13)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

      At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area; students should consult their College/Faculty advisors on their choice of emphasis courses.

      Total Field Assignment/Internship credits may vary from 16 to 36 credits.
  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MISSIONS/INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      CHR 235/236 School of Missions & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (24-33)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

      Electives for Degree Programmes

      Choice of electives for degree programmes is made from existing courses in the College of Christian Ministries, plus other related courses from other colleges. Not all courses are allowed, even from within this college, so it is essential that there be consultation with a College/Faculty Academic Advisor, and written approval given before the student assumes that their programme will meet the degree requirements.
  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHURCH MINISTRIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible (12)

      CHR 233/234 School of Church Planting and Leadership & Internship (20-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (24-33)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      CHR 213 School of Biblical Studies I (as core requirement) (12)

      CHR 315 School of Biblical Studies II (12)

      CHR 316 School of Biblical Studies III (12)

      CHR 214 School of Biblical Studies Field Assignment (8-12)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (12-21)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      CHR 231/232 School of Evangelism & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (24-33)

      Total Credits for Associate of Arts Degree 84

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MISSIONS/INTERCULTURAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      CHR 235/236 School of Missions & Field Assignment (20-24)

      DEV/HMT 365/366 Community Development School & Field Assignment (20-24)

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (one language or linguistics course strongly recommended) (36-49)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

      Electives for Degree Programmes

      Choice of electives for degree programmes is made from existing courses in the College of Christian Ministries, plus other related courses from other colleges. Not all courses are allowed, even from within this college, so it is essential that there be consultation with a College/Faculty Academic Advisor, and written approval given before the student assumes that their programme will meet the degree requirements.
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHURCH MINISTRIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      CHR 233/234 School of Church Planting & Leadership & Internship (20-24)

      One of the following (including the Field Assignment): (20-36)

      • CNH 211/212 Foundations in Counseling Ministry & Field Assignment
      • CHR 315/316/214 School of Biblical Studies II, III & Field Assignment
      • CHR 371/72 Biblical Teaching and Preaching School & Field Assignment
      • ATS/CHR 261/262 School of Worship & Field Assignment

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (24-49)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (24)

      CHR 213 School of Biblical Studies I (as core requirement) (12)

      CHR 315 School of Biblical Studies II (12)

      CHR 316 School of Biblical Studies III (12)

      CHR 214 School of Biblical Studies Field Assignment (8-12)

      One of the following: (12-24)

      • CHR/HMT 257 Old Testament Hebrew
      • CHR/HMT 258 New Testament Greek
      • CHR 371/372 Biblical Teaching and Preaching School & Field Assignment

      Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars (including at least one Field Assignment/Internship if CHR 271/272 are not chosen above)(24-45)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

  • BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES >

    • Prerequisite: DSP 211 & 212 (19-24)

      Core: Bible, Communication, Applied Christian Thinking (36)

      One course with Field Assignment chosen from the following: (20-24)

      • CHR 231/232 School of Evangelism & Field Assignment
      • CHR 235/236 School of Missions & Field Assignment

      CHR 343 Advanced Leadership School (12)

      Elective Course, Directed Studies, Seminars (48-57)

      Total Credits for Bachelor of Arts Degree 144

College Dean

Danny Lehmann

Contact Details

University of the Nations
College/Faculty of Christian Ministries
75-5851 Kuakini Hwy #22
Kailua-Kona HI 96740

USA

Email

International Committee

  • Paul Dangtoumda (Port Harcourt, Nigeria)
  • Lindsey Lautsbaugh (Muizenberg, South Africa)
  • Kevin Norris (Kailua-Kona, HI)
  • Scott Orvis, Int'l. Assistant Dean (Kailua-Kona, HI, USA)
  • Chris Vengala (Asheville, NC, USA)
  • Jiggu Bogi (Bangalore, India)

Academic Advisor

Scott Orvis - Email