Church Leadership (MACL)

MACL 502   Spiritual Care   3 Units

This course explores various areas of spiritual care offered by ministry leaders as they serve church members in their individual and corporate needs. The application of God’s Word and the assurance of his grace is stressed as ministers serve in times of crisis, illness, grief and also in joyful life events. Application will be made in fieldwork or internship churches.

MACL 530   Communicating the Gospel I   3 Units

This course explores how ministry leaders connect the Word of God to those they serve. Students will learn and apply sound exegetical principles, including how the right distinction of Law and Gospel is essential to effective application of Scripture to people today. Students will analyze texts, prepare presentations that are appropriate to their area of service, and explore effective communication strategies. Application will be made in fieldwork or internship churches.

MACL 531   Communicating the Gospel II   3 Units

This course explores the purpose, function, and structure of Gospel communication in various contexts. Building on MACL 530, it will continue to explore sound exegetical principles in parables, miracles, and Old Testament texts. Students will analyze texts, prepare presentations that are appropriate to their area of service, and explore creative illustration of biblical themes. Application will be made in fieldwork or internship churches. Prerequisite: MACL 530.

MACL 570   Ministry Internship I   3 Units

This ministry internship is a mentored ministerial formation experience in a Christian congregation. Students will apply and enhance ministry skills appropriate to their area of study under the supervision of an experienced minister.

MACL 571   Ministry Internship II   3 Units

This ministry internship is a mentored ministerial formation experience in a Christian congregation. Students will apply and enhance ministry skills appropriate to their area of study under the supervision of an experienced minister. Prerequisite: MACL 570.

MACL 580   Ministry Residency   9 Units

Ministry Residency is a 12 month full-time ministerial formation experience in a Christian congregation. It occurs after completing all other requirements in the Center for Church Leadership. Students will be an active part of the ministry team, serving under the supervision of an experienced minister.