MLV3300 Foundations of Apartment Ministry
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Enables students to develop a system for connecting with and launching ministry in the various forms of multihousing; including all levels of apartment communities, age specific apartments, student housing, and manufactured housing communities. Students will learn about the apartment industry, as well as receive working knowledge of how to approach the community.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Since all ministry needs an entrance point, multihousing provides a large pocket of lost-ness in both the city and the small town. It is essential that students know both the concerns that apartment management have and the ways to lead the local church, church planter, or volunteer to engage the population effectively. Students will also learn relational skills that apply to many other areas of ministry.
Why This Course Is Important:
The missional planter has not been given specific skills and systems to gain entrance and engage the lost in multihousing settings. This necessitates a course that helps them understand how the industry works and how to approach the apartment staff with tangible value of church/Christian involvement within the apartment community. They will learn to see what the company or manager thinks, and how to intelligently converse with them about needs within the community. These skills will allow them to gain access beyond the gate-keeper of the Community.