Child Evangelism Studies

Barry Mason

Barry Mason

Division Director

The needs of the world are great.  Often in ministry, great focus is placed upon the pressing needs of adults throughout our world.  However, with over 3.3 billion children in the world, it is imperative that we reach them for Christ.  Here at Penn View, we will prepare you to rise to the challenges of child evangelism.

Multitudes of children around the world need to know that Christ loves them!  Child evangelism is a global ministry.  Your involvement in reaching children can have long-range, positive effects upon this world.

The Child Evangelism Division will prepare you for effective ministry among “God’s little people” scattered across our nation and around the world.  You can play an important role in this great task of reaching many children of the world.

Students in this division experience practical training in child evangelism through involvement in:

  • Student Ministries Outreach
  • Children’s Chapels
  • Junior Churches
  • Sunday Schools
  • Ministry Internships
  • & many other ministry opportunities

Preparation for such a great task is important.  The teaching team here at Penn View cares about your personal development as you prepare to effectively reach children for Christ.  Spiritually, academically, and professionally qualified instructors are ready to help you grow, develop, and prepare.

Division Director Barry Mason is the leader in child evangelism within the Holiness Movement and among our sister Bible Colleges.  His wealth of experience across our land and around the world impacts the classroom training he provides.  His insights in child evangelism are based upon this wealth of years in professional ministry experience plus the wealth of formal training he has received.  He is the owner and director of Penn View Visuals, an international producer of child evangelism materials.

Child Evangelism Requirements

Program Objectives

In keeping with the Institutional Goals, the Child Evangelism Program is designed specifically:

1. To enable the student to construct a Biblical understanding of Christian ministry to children.

2. To prepare the student to organize and administer a children’s ministry in the local church.

3. To develop excellence in teaching.

4. To acquaint the student with materials and resources necessary to children’s ministry.

5. To enable the student to use his understanding of the characteristics of each age group in effectively presenting Bible content and in applying Biblical truth to life.

6. To equip the student to lead children into a definite faith in Christ as Savior and on to a spiritual life.

Course Requirements are as follows (Total 126 Hours)

General Education, 40 hours, consisting of:
History of Civilization, 6 hours; English, 6 hours; General Psychology, 3 hours; Speech Communication, 3 hours; Discussion Leadership, 3 hours; Literature, 3 hours; Children’s Literature, 3 hours; Introduction to Philosophy, 3 hours; Biological Science, 3 hours; Elements of Music, 3 hours; Music Elective, 3 hours; College Study Skills, 1 hour.

Bible/Theology,47 hours, consisting of:
Bible Survey, 6 hours; Gospels, 6 hours; Acts, 3 hours; Pentateuch I, 3 hours; Pauline Epistles, 12 hours; Principles of Christian Living, 2 hours; Christian Beliefs, 3 hours; Theology of Holiness, 3 hours; Biblical Hermeneutics, 3 hours; The Teaching of Bible (also listed below); Elective, 6 hours.

Professional Education, 39 hours, consisting of:
Personal Evangelism, 3 hours; Introduction to Christian Education, 3 hours; Teaching Methods, 3 hours; The Teaching of Bible, 3 hours; Child Evangelism, 3 hours; Child Evangelism Practicum, 3 hours; Art & Visuals, 6 hours; Story Writing, 3 hours; Child Psychology, 3 hours; Educational Psychology, 3 hours; Missions Elective, 3 hours; Church History Elective, 3 hours.

NOTE: Music elective is chosen from Principles of Conducting (2 hours) and Church Music Administration (3 hours). Since Principles of Conducting is only two hours, the additional hour must be made up with another elective.

Suggested Schedule

(beginning even-numbered fall)