MSP 101: Church Ministry I

Church Ministry I: The Priestly, Prophetic, and Sacramental Ministries

This course focuses on worship (the priestly ministry), preaching and teaching (the prophetic ministry), and celebrating the Lord’s Supper and baptism (sacramental ministry), as well as instruction on how to officiate at weddings, funerals, dedications, etc. It also includes a study in basic hermeneutics (how to study and interpret the Bible).


The learner will be able to:

  • Interpret the Scriptures
  • Prepare passages of Scripture for preaching and teaching
  • Plan and lead a worship service
  • Plan and lead a sacramental service


  • Acceptance into the Ministerial Study Program
  • A ministry coach appointed by the District Superintendent
  • Required textbooks (see the MSP Textbook Finder)
  • Access to a computer or mobile computing device with internet access
  • Payment for the course through our online enrollment system

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