About the Children’s Ministry Program
The children’s ministry program within the Department of Theology is designed to introduce the student to the expanding area of ministry to children and their families, particularly in the church; provide significant preparation for vocational ministry with regard to children and their families; and assist the student to evaluate options for further ministry education. Students in the major and minor are expected to model a lifestyle becoming of a minister of Jesus Christ in covenant with the SAU program. Admission to the major/minor commits the student to a yearly renewal of this covenant through recommendations and review of the student’s campus life, academic performance and ministry activity.
Why should you choose SAU’s children’s ministry program?
The integration of academic and experiential learning is central to the children’s ministry program. Selected courses from other disciplines are included in the discipline. The student is required to explore vocation in ministry (through class and service experience) as well as participate in ongoing ministry to children during their time as a student.
All ministry programs in the Department of Theology offer a creative blend of solid academics, practical ministry training and application. All department programs include a central theological curriculum, which provides foundation for all forms of Christian ministry. This curriculum includes courses in the four areas that make up what is commonly known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral: Scripture, tradition, reason and experience.