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 12 FLW Course CHR 343
Advanced Leadership Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 305
Basic Leadership Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 145
Basic Leadership Seminar Field Assignment 6 FLW Seminar CHR 146
BCC Seminar 1 3 FLW Seminar CHR 111
Bible Core Course 12 FLW Core Course CHR 211
Bible School for the Nations 12 FLW Core Course CHR 225
Bible School for the Nations Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 226
Bible School for the Nations Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 125
Biblical Apologetics 12 FLW Course CHR 229
Biblical Studies Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 114
Biblical Teaching and Preaching Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 372
Biblical Teaching and Preaching School 12 FLW Core Course CHR 371
Church History Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 151
Church Planting and Leadership Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 133
Cross Cultural Worship Ministry 6 FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 308
Cross Cultural Worship Ministry Outreach FLW Seminar ATS/CHR 309
Effective Communication for Teaching 3 FLW Seminar CHR 175
Evangelism Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 131
Evangelism Seminar Field Assignment 6 FLW Seminar CHR 132
Experience in Missions Leadership 12 FLW Course CHR 396
Exploring the Torah: Genesis Seminar 3 FLW Seminar CHR 126
Foundations for Transforming Nations 12 FLW Course CHR 325
Foundations for Transforming Nations Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 326
Graduate Thesis 6 FLW Seminar CHR 699
Impact Evangelism School 12 FLW Course CHR 237
Impact Evangelism School Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 238
Introductory Bible Course 12 FLW Core Course CHR 227
Introductory Bible Course Field Assignment FLW Course CHR 228
Introductory Leadership Practicum I 12 FLW Course CHR 243
Introductory Leadership Practicum II 12 FLW Course CHR 244
Ministry Development Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 147
Ministry Development Seminar Field Assignment 6 FLW Seminar CHR 148
Missions Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 135
Missions Strategies 8 FLW Seminar CHR 199
New Testament Greek 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 258
New Testament Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 129
Old Testament Hebrew 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 257
Old Testament Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 128
Perspectives in World Missions 4 FLW Seminar CHR 136
Readings in Biblical Studies FLW Course CHR 215
SBS New Testament Completion Seminar 4 FLW Seminar CHR 115
SBS Seminar 3 FLW Seminar CHR 113
SBS Staff Leadership Training 12 FLW Course CHR 317
School of Biblical Studies Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 214
School of Biblical Studies I 12 FLW Core Course CHR 213
School of Biblical Studies II 12 FLW Course CHR 315
School of Biblical Studies III 12 FLW Course CHR 316
School of Church Planting and Leadership 12 FLW Course CHR 233
School of Church Planting and Leadership Internship 12 FLW Course CHR 234
School of Evangelism 12 FLW Course CHR 231
School of Evangelism Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 232
School of Hindu Studies 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 285
School of Intercessory Prayer 12 FLW Course CHR 265
School of Intercessory Prayer Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 266
School of Islamic Studies 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 283
School of Islamic Studies Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR/HMT 284
School of Ministry Development 12 FLW Course CHR 241
School of Ministry Development Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 242
School of Missions 12 FLW Course CHR 235
School of Missions Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 236
School of Pioneering and Leadership Development FLW Course CHR 245
School of Pioneering and Leadership Development F/A FLW Course CHR 246
School of the Bible I 12 FLW Core Course CHR 221
School of the Bible II 12 FLW Core Course CHR 322
School of the Bible III 12 FLW Core Course CHR 323
School of Worship 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 261
School of Worship Field Assignment 12 FLW Course ATS/CHR 262
School of Youth Ministry 12 FLW Course CHR 291
School of Youth Ministry Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 292
School of Youth Ministry Practicum 12 FLW Course CHR 293
Spiritual Disciplines Seminar FLW Seminar CHR 169
Spiritual Formation Mod 2 6 FLW Seminar CHR 572
Spiritual Formation Mod 5 6 FLW Seminar CHR 575
Teaching and Ministry Development Practicum 6 FLW Seminar CHR 174
Teaching & Ministry Development Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 173
The Apostle Paul 6 FLW Seminar CHR 116
Thesis or Capstone Project 12 FLW Course CHR 599
The Well - Worship: Experiential Leadership & Learning FLW Course CHR 267
Undergraduate Thesis 12 FLW Course CHR 499
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School 12 FLW Course CHR 263
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism School Field Assignment 12 FLW Course CHR 264
Worship, Intercession, Spiritual Warfare and Evangelism Seminar 6 FLW Seminar CHR 163
Worship Seminar 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 >

    • The Foundational Associate of Arts degree will give the student skills for a lifetime of Bible study and application; a biblical understanding of worldviews and critical thinking; and skills in interpersonal, intrapersonal, and cross-cultural communication, including the use of various media. These skills are applied in a specific emphasis through one course from one college. This degree can provide a launching pad into other further studies and other degree programmes.

    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Courses: 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 Practicum/Field Assignment
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 0 - 13

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      At least 20 credits are required in the emphasis area. Total Field Assignment/Practicum credit may vary from 16 to 36 credits.

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES >

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES >

    • This degree in Christian Ministries focuses on the message and methods of evangelism. It begins with helping the student gain a deeper understanding of the character of God, including His love for the lost, as well as growing in a deeper understanding of the gospel message. Learning how to adapt the gospel message to different cultures is also a crucial element.
    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Course: Bible 12
    • Required Courses 20 - 24
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 24 - 33

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      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 LEADERSHIP >

  • ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MISSIONS/INTERCULTURAL >

    • The objective of this Missions/Intercultural Studies degree is to prepare the student to accurately use of the fields of theology, anthropology, sociology and cross-cultural communication, so that they can contextualize the gospel to be understood and received by the recipient culture.

    • Prerequisites 19 - 24
    • Core Course: Bible 12
    • Required Courses 20 - 24
    • Elective Courses, Directed Studies, Seminars 24 - 33

    • Total84

    • Additional Notes:

      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.

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