Opportunity is provided for qualified majors to participate, for the equivalent of one semester, in a full-time practical experience in a local church. Each intern is under the joint supervision of a local pastor and university faculty. The internship normally is taken during the summer between the junior and senior years and either the preceding or following semester.
Up to six units of credit in CMI 387 for the practicum experience are available. In addition, up to six units of regular course credit may be taken concurrently.
This program involves qualified students of Point Loma Nazarene University in summer work at churches and youth camps throughout the Southwest educational region of the sponsoring denomination or in summer ministries programs of the Church of the Nazarene. Students may earn up to six units of course credit in CMI 387.
Christian Ministry majors who are considering ordination as elders in the Church of the Nazarene or as deacons in the ministry areas of Youth, Children, Christian Education or Church Administration will fulfill the educational requirements for ordination by completing the Christian Ministry major and taking the following courses: