The CAMPUS Internship will include a variety of challenging courses designed to equip each intern for greater effectiveness in ministry. Classes will meet four times weekly from Tuesday to Thursday for approximately three (3) hours each day.
Apologetics deals with the standard arguments against God and how to rightfully answer the issues regarding suffering, evil, and the existence of God.
Bible Doctrine examines the fundamental beliefs of the Christian faith through an in-depth study of the Bible. This class also covers hard-to-understand biblical texts, concepts, and their apparent contradictions.
Character Development examines what it means to reflect the image of God. Through an in-depth study of the Spirit of Prophecy, this class highlights what it means to be a Christian in an un-Christlike world.
Christology & Soteriology
Christology and Soteriology systematically analyze the essential doctrines of Christianity and their bearing on our salvation.
Education reviews what the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy teaches about “the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers.” Education pg. 13
Ethics & Worldview
Ethics and Worldview evaluates the philosophical and theological framework of secularists and the evangelistic methods to reach different worldview with the gospel.
Hermeneutics covers the principles of proper Biblical interpretation and the steps needed for compelling Bible studies and exegesis.
Homiletics serves to develop the art of communicating the gospel through various forms. Homiletics is the sure way to improve the ability to do worship talks and deliver sermons that cover a wide range of biblical topics.
Leadership examines the biblical principles and styles governing leadership, and the proper application of these principles in our current world.
Personal Spirituality covers the process of character development, the most significant work given to humanity, and its practical implications in the individual life.
|Persuasion (Mark Finley)||Evangelism||Required|
|Making Friends for Christ (Wayne McDill)||Evangelism||Required|
|Christian Service (Ellen G.White)||Evangelism||Required|
|Dedication and Leadership (Douglas Hyde)||Leadership||Required|
|Confronting Without Offending (Deborah Smith Pegues)||Leadership||Required|
|Education (Ellen G. White)||Character||Required|
|Mind, Character, and Personality Vol. 1 and 2 (Ellen G. White)||Character||Required|
|Prayer (Ellen G. White)||Spirituality||Required|
|Absolute Surrender (Andrew Murray)||Spirituality||Required|
|Christology & Soteriology||12||Required|
|Ethics and Worldview||12||Required|
|Faith and Science||12||Required|
|Adventist Community Service||12||Required|
|Research Paper Writing||12||Required|
|Bible Study Appointments||10||Required|
|Lead a Successful Small Group||1||Required|
|Schedule Management (Bullet Journaling)||1||Required|
|Student Visitations||200 hours||Required|
|Home Management||Yes / No||Required|
|Attend Ministerial Meetings||1||Required|
1. Bible Bootcamp
2. Collegiate Sabbaths
3. High School and College Retreat
5. Winter Retreat
|Yes / No||Required|
|Demonstrates Effective Peer Leadership||Yes / No||Required|
Two Summer Canvassing
|Yes / No||Waived|
Each missionary will receive a pass/fail grade for each course throughout the year and ultimately for the program. Interns who demonstrate superior devotion and diligence throughout the program will pass with “distinction.”
Midterm Interview: At the end of the first semester, Interns will be interviewed by the CAMPUS Governing Board. Interns will be tested during this interview and should demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the things they learned during the first semester of the program.
Final Semester Interview: At the end of the second semester, Interns will be interviewed for a second and final time by the CAMPUS Governing Board. During this interview, each will present and defend a final paper, in addition to answering questions regarding elements of the MTP. Final grades will be given at the end of this interview.
Final Research Project
Prior to the final interview, each Intern will be required to submit a 10-12-page (approximately 3000 words) MLA format research paper at the end of the year. Interns should choose from the following options when selecting a topic for this project.
1. Write a paper outlining how to start a public campus ministry. This may include your own personal experience as it relates to different strategies implemented throughout the year. The first half of the paper should clearly state the challenges of public campus ministry. The second half of the paper should have a well-formulated solution for the challenge mentioned.
2. Write a paper addressing a major challenge to the Christian faith from modern culture. This may be the problem of evil, the problem of pluralism, or any other problem in which there is an interest for you. The first half of the paper should describe as clearly as possible the challenge being addressed, citing, where necessary, proponents of the challenge. The second half should be a well formulated response to the challenge from a Christian perspective.
3. Write a paper addressing a distinctive doctrine of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This may be the high-priestly ministry of Christ, the non-immortality of the soul, the Sabbath, the Second Coming, and so on. The first half of the paper must describe the challenges and objections to the doctrine, clearly citing proponents of the challenge. The second half of the paper should have a well-formulated response to the challenge from a biblical perspective.
Papers should be double spaced with appropriate footnotes and bibliography. Please see Important Dates for project deadlines.