College Courses

 

Youth Ministry

YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry (3)

This course encompasses a study of the contemporary youth culture and gives consideration to the following: developing a ministry philosophy, designing a communication strategy relevant to the context, and considering ministry philosophy and communication in both church and para-church ministries. The course also includes an examination of recreation and programming as an effective vehicle for fellowship and evangelism.

Note: Students with credit for YM 191 may not take this course for credit. Also available through Continuing and Distance Education.

YM 210 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth (3)

A comprehensive study of the purposes, principles, and methods of youth evangelism and discipleship.

Note: Students with credit for YM 481 may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry

YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries (3)

An examination of best practices, strategies, and theory related to camp ministry.

YM 238 Youth Ministry Internship I (3)

This internship provides a practical, supervised experience in the tasks, attitudes, and skills of leadership and effective ministry as it pertains to youth and their families.

Prerequisite(s): Permission of program coordinator

YM 355 Teaching and Preaching to Youth (3)

This course examines the theoretical and practical basis for effective communication to young people, with particular emphasis on preaching, small group Bible studies, and mentorship strategies.

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry

YM 393 Specialized Study (3)

A seminar offered occasionally to provide in-depth study on a topic in youth ministry that is not covered in regularly scheduled courses.

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry

YM 397 Youth Ministry Skills Development (3)

An exploration of the skills necessary for effective youth ministry including developing communication skills and strategies, promoting active learning and effective teaching methodologies, community building, and identifying and developing leadership abilities.

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry

YM 410 Studies in Contemporary Adolescent Issues (3)

From the baby-boom generation onward, each generation of youth has embodied particular values and confronted unique issues. This course examines the cultural and psychological pressures particular to contemporary youth and seeks to develop effective ministry strategies to generational-specific issues.

Note: Students with credit for SOC/YM 410 Studies in Contemporary Adolescent Cultures may not take this course for credit.

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or 6 credit hours of Psychology or Sociology

YM 415 Film, Media and Adolescent Culture (3)

An analysis of the presentation of adolescents and youth culture through the medium of film and new social media from the 1950s to the digital age.

YM 438 Youth Ministry Internship II (3)

A continuation of YM 238.

Prerequisite(s): YM 238 Youth Ministry Internship I and permission of program coordinator

YM 494 Career Youth Ministry (3)

This course is an advanced study of issues related to youth work. It gives in-depth coverage to working philosophies, ministry strategies, and staff relationships.

Prerequisite(s): YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry or YM 191 Foundations of Youth Ministry