Graduate School announces 2004 spring class schedule

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2004-03-22
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington College Graduate School of Christian Ministries has announced its 2004 spring semester classes. The Graduate School will offer classes toward the completion of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, the Master of Arts in Educational Ministry, the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry, the Master of Arts in Counseling Ministry and a Diploma in Pastoral Leadership.

The graduate school program is designed for the pastor, Christian education director, youth minister, or other ministry staff who would like to earn the Master’s degree or take specific classes of interest. The classes also provide an opportunity for laypersons, or those who are transitioning into ministry from a secular career, to develop their ministry skills.

“The opportunity for graduate school often requires a person to relocate or enroll in a distance-learning program,” said Dr. Gary House, Assistant Professor of Educational Ministries and Director of Mentoring at the Graduate School. “Classes at the Graduate School of Christian Ministries are designed for those who want to further their education and ministry training without leaving their present ministry or work positions.”

Each course is offered in a non-traditional format, typically meeting one Thursday and Friday each month for three months. The block format is designed to be worker-friendly and to allow for an intensive time of interaction as students and professors discuss ministry ideas and issues.

Classes offered for the 2004 spring semester, starting in April, include Principles of Leadership, Building Strong Families, Evangelism, Equipping Strategies, Family-Centered Church Program, Counseling Through Groups, Ministry Mentor, Specialty Projects in Youth Ministry, Clinical Pastoral Education, and United Brethren Church History Seminar.

The cost for senior adults, 55 years and older, is only $100 per class. For more information, contact the Graduate School of Christian Ministries at 1-888-424-7231 or graduate@huntington.edu. Information may also be found at the Graduate School web site at www.huntington.edu/gscm.

Huntington College is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 60 academic concentrations. USNews & World Report ranks Huntington among the top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington College is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in Huntington, Indiana. The College is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).

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