Internship – CHMN 699

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

In order to complete this internship, students must be currently working and/or serving in a local church. The church, mentor, and nature of involvement must be approved beforehand by the professor. Internship involves supervised work in an applied ministry setting. Students continue to apply, adapt, and improve their skills in specialized ministry situations. Students work under the supervision of a qualified church leader. Students must complete a minimum of 150 hours of internship approved by the professor.

Prerequisites

APOL 500 and CHHI 510 and DSMN 500 and EVAN 525 and GLST 650 and HOMI 500 and LEAD 510 and NBST 515 and NBST 610 and OBST 515 and PACO 500 and RTCH 500 and THEO 525 and THEO 650

Must have completed 24 hours of coursework

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to equip the student with the skills required to serve in a church ministry setting. The student will reflect on his/her ministry calling and consider the future application of that calling. The student will also work under a supervisor to minister effectively in his/her specific setting.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ministry readiness through spiritual development, theological application, and pastoral experience.
  2. Examine his/her call and role in ministry.
  3. Apply his/her spiritual gifts and strengths.
  4. Produce examples of their personal, spiritual formation through written reflections of selected Bible meditation, supplication, contemplation, and devotional reading.
  5. Demonstrate his/her total theological training into the practice of ministry and evangelism.
  6. Develop ministerial goals relating to church growth, evangelistic outreach, discipleship, and world missions.
  7. Memorize a new Bible verse each week during the internship, especially verses which relate to evangelism, doctrine and apologetics.

Course Assignment

Textbook Readings and Lecture Presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge by including at least 3 in-text citations. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Bible Meditations (8)

The student will memorize, meditate, and reflect on 8 biblical verses and write a minimum of 75 words as a journal post for each one (excluding the word count for the verse itself, which will be typed from memory on the student’s honor code). The posts must reflect on either the call to ministry or an important doctrine for ministry and share how it applies to his or her specific ministry setting.

Ministry Projects (2)

The student will help develop 2 ministry projects for his or her specific ministry setting in conjunction with the supervisor (outreach project, evangelistic lock-in, family fun night, etc.). The student will write a 500–700-word paper, in current Turabian format, on how the idea for the project developed, what preparation was made, how the project was carried out, and what the initial results of it were.

Dream Ministry Paper

The student will write a 750–1,000-word, double-spaced, paper in current Turabian format that focuses on the student’s gifts and ministry interests on what a dream ministry would look like 10–20 years from now. The paper must include at least 3 applicable, biblical references in addition to the course textbooks.

Book Review

The student will write a 1,000–1,500-word, double-spaced review of a selected textbook in current Turabian format. The review must contain an overview of the book, including what the author set out to prove. The review must also provide an evaluation of weaknesses and conclude with its personal significance for the student. A minimum of 3 references in current Turabian format is required.