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Students, remember that the weekly “Student Cues” found in your email will give you the most up-to-date information and announcements. The Student Cues are also where your weekly evaluations are located.


SUMMER TERM COURSES & SYLLABI

Discipleship Courses

The discipleship component of the program is designed to provide a structured model and environment to help students:

  • a) experience healthy, consistent, and productive discipleship, 
  • b) understand the key factors, challenges, and rhythms associated with personal spiritual growth,
  • c) develop the leadership values, attitudes, and skills necessary to effectively disciple people, and
  • d) build and sustain meaningful fellowship and community within the 4CMI family.

First Point of Contact: Russ Howard (russ@wearepraxis.org), Jeffrey Derico (jeffreyderico@gmail.com), and Anna Ellison (acellison32@gmail.com)

The Discipleship component of the 4CMI program is a 2-year continuous experience, though it is broken up into six terms with different course codes and distinct syllabi that contain unique assignments. Therefore, it is important to enroll in the correct course code and to carefully review the corresponding course syllabus and complete the assignments listed there.

The syllabus for each of the Discipleship courses can be found in the following links:


Residency Courses

The residency component of the program is designed to provide an immersive ministry lab experience that helps students:

  • a) develop professional, interpersonal, and spiritual ministry skills,
  • b) experience, contribute to, and evaluate high-level leadership conversations and activities,
  • c) adopt and implement leadership soft skills,
  • d) develop a coherent philosophy of ministry,
  • e) embrace mentoring and coaching as essential factors in effective, relevant, and sustainable ministry,
  • f) create and execute consistent rhythms of self-reflection and assessment, and
  • g) increase their longevity in ministry.

First Point of Contact: Erika Coy (erika.coy33@gmail.com) and Donovan Weber (dnvnwbr@gmail.com).

The Residency component of the 4CMI program is a 2-year continuous experience, though it is broken up into six terms with different course codes and distinct syllabi that contain unique assignments. Therefore, it is important to enroll in the correct course code and to carefully review the corresponding course syllabus and complete the assignments listed there.

The syllabus for each of the Residency courses can be found in the following links:


Classroom-Based Courses

The classroom-based course component of the program is designed to provide college-level educational experiences that help students:

  • a) gain familiarity with key concepts, terminology, and theories associated with topics that support and enhance ministry preparation,
  • b) increase in knowledge that contributes to effective, relevant, and sustainable ministry, as framed by the discipline and focus of the respective course,
  • c) integrate a sound biblical worldview into day-to-day ministry activities, 
  • d) develop and increase critical thinking skills,
  • e) improve in written and oral communication, and
  • f) explore the relationships between ministry theory and the application of those theories in effective ways in real-life ministry contexts.

First Point of Contact for Old Testament Survey: David Soper (davidsoper.swat@gmail.com) and Rob Fleenor (RFleenor@johnsonu.edu)

The Old Testament Survey course is scheduled to begin on May 16. It will be a fully online course. Here are some important things to note regarding the OT Survey course:

1) Students will not be required to meet for course sessions in person during the summer term unless otherwise noted in the syllabus or by the professor. If, however, it would be useful to gather in groups to watch the lecture videos together, discuss topics, etc. students are welcomed and encouraged to do so. 

2) College-level courses are designed to achieve a cumulative level of workload/engagement consisting of in person (or remotely via Zoom or other live system) professor interaction, reading, writing, and practical application in the forms of projects, case studies, etc. Because the summer course does not require students to gather together at the same time each week with a professor present, it will require a heavier coursework load than a typical course in the forms of reading, writing, online discussion forums, etc. Please be aware of and prepared for the fact that this course will require a lot of work–beyond what would be required for a class in the typical format. Time that you save not traveling to the classroom and sitting in lectures every Monday night is not time that can be reallocated to non-class activities. It will instead be absorbed by other course requirements.

3) As was the case for New Testament Survey, the summer course is designed to provide a 30,000 ft. introduction to the OT with emphasis placed on books and their structures, literary genres, authors, audiences, key themes, etc. It is not intended to be a deep dive into the OT, its content, or its doctrinal themes. The more focused theological topics will be explored in the Biblical Foundations for Ministry course.

4) 4CMI requires students to complete Bible courses because effective ministry is built on a personal knowledge of God’s word, an understanding of how to accurately handle the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15), and the ability to responsibly apply biblical truth in real-life ministry contexts and circumstances.


Additional Resources:

4C Ministry Institute Student Course Registration Form – Spring 2022 Term

4C Ministry Institute Student Life Covenant

Grade Extension Request Form

Prayer Request

Residency Evaluation Appeal

4C Ministry Institute Course Withdrawal Form

4C Ministry Institute Program Withdrawal Form

Extension Request Form

Transcript Request Form


Academic Calendar

August 3rd (Wednesday)
Last day to drop class (no grade)

August 8 (Monday)
Admissions deadline for Fall Term

August 15 (Monday)
Finals Week

August 17 (Wednesday)
Last Day of Summer 2022 Classroom-Based Classes

August 22 (Monday)
Fall Term Orientation

August 31 (Wednesday)
End of Summer 2022 Term (Residency Course & Discipleship Course)

September 1 (Thursday)
Fall 2022 Term Begins (Residency Course & Discipleship Course)

September 5 (Monday)
Labor Day- Off

September 12 (Monday)
Fall 2022 Classroom-Based Courses Begin

September 31 (Thursday)
Residency Orientation (Virtual)

October 31st (Monday)
Advising Begins

November 11 (Friday)
Advising Ends

November 22
Last day to drop class (no grade)

November 23-28
Thanksgiving Break

December 5 (Monday)
Finals Week

December 7 (Wednesday)
Last Day of Fall 2022 Classroom-Based Courses

December 16 (Friday)
Admissions deadline for Spring Term 2023

December 31 (Saturday)
End of Fall 2022 Term (Residency Course & Discipleship Course)

January 9 (Monday)
Orientation for Spring Term 2023

January 11 (Wednesday)
Residency Orientation (Virtual) for Spring Term 2023