RLED-2512 Personal Evangelism
Includes the methods and approaches for doing personal Bible instruction along with intensive study on the biblical issues that typically arise in doing such studies. Non-textual. (Same as BIBL-2512.) This course is offered every semester.
RLED-3113 Teaching the Bible
A course designed to help students prepare Bible lessons that are a good development of a text or a Bible topic and to present it in a way that will illuminate the teaching of scripture. Courses in religious education of children, adolescents, and adults will build on the foundation laid in this course. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.
RLED-3232 Curriculum Development for Children's Ministry
A study of issues in children-s ministry such as curriculum evaluation, understanding of learning styles and multiple intelligences, traditional and rotating learning and curriculum for special-needs children. Course will culminate in the writing of a thirteen week curriculum for children. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.
RLED-3413 Ministry to College and University Students
An examination of the unique aspects of ministry on state and Christian college and university campuses. Attention will be given to community building, counseling, educational methods, and evangelism. The workings of a Bible Chair and integration into congregational life will also be studied. This course is offered in the as needed.
RLED-3612 Spiritual Development of Children
A study of the spiritual development of children as it applies to both churches and parents. Study will focus on how Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience are connected in shaping a child-s spiritual development. Through reading, interviewing, and assignments students will learn first-hand how to better equip churches and parents to fulfill this role. (Same as YTMN-3612.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.
RLED-4112 Ministry to Women
A course which builds on the course in Preparation and Delivery of Religious Speeches to prepare women to teach and speak to women in classes and public events and to lead other women-s activities in the church. This course is offered as needed.
RLED-4222 Religious Education of Adults
A study of the age characteristics, motivational principles, learning methods and curriculum for teaching the Bible to adults. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.
RLED-4313 Recruiting and Training Volunteers
A course designed to assist churches in mobilizing volunteers to work with adolescents. Several programs used in churches currently will be reviewed and critiqued. Several aspects of volunteer programs will be discussed in detail (e.g., commitment, safety, legal issues, age, relieving volunteers, etc.). Interviews with volunteers in local churches will be used to understand from both sides the joys and frustrations involved in working with adolescents in a church setting. (Same as YTMN-4313.) This course is normally offered in the spring semester.
RLED-4412 Special Issues in Children's Ministry
A focus on special issues in children-s ministry such as outreach programs (VBS, etc.), teacher burn-out, training, appreciation programs, programs for special needs students, and legal issues such as building security, screening of volunteers, and reporting abuse. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.
RLED-4822 Practical Experience in Rel Education II
Practical experience in a church situation under the guidance of an experienced teacher or supervisor. By approval only. This course is normally offered every semester.
RLED-4824 Practical Experience in Religious Educ
Combination of RLED-4812 and 4822. This course is normally offered every semester.
RLED-4830 Special Studies Rel Education Special Studies in Religious Education
Content varies. Course may be repeated. (1-3 hours) This course is offered as needed.
RLED-4900 Independent Study Rel Educ Independent Study in Religious Education
Assigned readings, reports or projects based on the needs of the individual student. Normally taken only by juniors or seniors with approval of the dean of the college. (2-3 hours) This course Is offered as needed.
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