(TheExperience Internship Focus)

Those choosing to join the Experience must apply and interview for this program. Additional fees are required for Experience Interns.  These one-year and two-year internship-based programs cultivate the heart and skills of the Christian influencer. Program leaders seek individuals desiring to develop a solid Christian foundation to effectively influence others in college settings, in the marketplace, and/or in part-time or full-time ministry. TheExperience joins foundational academic and theological instruction with leadership and character development—all in the context of real-world ministry opportunities where students may practice what they learn under the guidance of experienced leaders. The Experience one-year program requires 30 credit hours of academic work to earn a Certificate. Acceptance requires joint approval by theExperience Internship Director and the Admissions Department of Grace College of Divinity. Successful completion is based on 1) Academic performance that meets the standards for graduation for Grace College of Divinity and 2) Satisfactory participation in the internship, as determined by the internship director.

 

“theExperience” First-Year (Certificate) Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

  • Be equipped with skills for a lifetime of Kingdom living involving personal character development;
  • Develop leadership skills to influence the world around them;
  • Be able to plan, organize, and implement Kingdom-oriented projects; and
  • Build a solid foundation of faith, character, and leadership.
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 101 Destiny and Calling 3
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I (a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I (b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self Leadership II 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
MIS 302 Communicating the Relevance of God’s Story 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3

 

“theExperience” Second-Year Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

  • Be equipped with skills for a lifetime of Kingdom living involving personal character Associate development;
  • Develop leadership skills to influence the world around them;
  • Be able to plan, organize, and implement outreach programs targeting youth; and
  • Be knowledgeable, articulate, and model Kingdom-oriented people, Kingdom hearts with skills of influence, and be able to launch the next generation of leaders who will be able to hear, “well done, my good and faithful servant.”
First-Year Program:  

 

 

 
Class Course Name Credit Hours
CLG 101 Destiny and Calling 3
CLG 113 Leadership Habits & Attitudes I 3
CLG 114 Leadership Habits & Attitudes II 3
CLG 145 Leadership Practicum I (a) 1.5
CLG 146 Leadership Practicum I (b) 1.5
CLG 260 Studies and Practices in Self Leadership I 3
CLG 261 Studies and Practices in Self Leadership II 3
CNS 220 Psychology of a Leader 3
ENG 101 Effective Communication 3
MIS 302 Communicating the Relevance of God’s Story 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theology 3

 

Second-Year Program:  
Class Course Name Credit Hours
BIB 104 Hermeneutics 3
BIB 302 Pauline Epistles and Leadership 3
CLG 247 Leadership Practicum II (a) 1.5
CLG 248 Leadership Practicum II (b) 1.5
CLG 270 Facilitating Leadership and Growth in Others 3
CLG 282 Personal Growth and Leadership 3
CNS 402 Marriage and Family in Society 3
ENG 102 Writing and Research 3
MIS 301 Cultural Anthropology 3
PHL 101 Philosophy and Worldview 3
THE 301 Kingdom of God 3

 

Note: ENG 110 (College Writing) is an eight-week Online course that teaches the basics of college writing including Chicago Style Research Paper format. As of Fall 2016, this course must be taken by all new students (in all certificate and degree programs) during the first semester a student is enrolled at GCD. Exceptions to this requirement may be made for students who successfully complete a free week-long on-campus writing workshop (usually held in Fayetteville the week before classes begin in August and January) — all first-year Fayetteville Experience interns are required to take the on-campus workshop; on rare occasions, exceptions to the ENG 110 course requirement may be made for students who provide a 4-5-page student-written sample of a Chicago Style research paper. This paper must be submitted to the GCD Academic Department or Admissions Department. Students who have this ENG 110 requirement waived will take an elective course instead.