Youth Ministries (YOUT)

Youth Ministries (YOUT)

YOUT 201  Survey of Youth Ministries  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of biblical principles in establishing and maintaining a ministry to adolescents. Emphasis is placed upon a system of philosophy and general principles for adolescent ministry. Special attention is given to developing a youth ministry mission statement, objectives and strategy.

Offered: Resident and Online

YOUT 202  Foundations of Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  
YOUT 220  Global Youth Culture  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will begin by exploring the cultural practices, behavioral norms, and core values of youth in North America and will expand to global youth culture. It will examine methods for effective ethnographic studies of youth in their host culture and identify areas that create barriers to effective intercultural communication and ministry. Special attention will be given to the anthropological and social issues critical to engaging global adolescents within the context of their culture.

Offered: Resident

YOUT 299  Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Supervised field experience at an approved site. Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

YOUT 301  Foundations of Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201

An investigation of specific elements that are building blocks for the biblical education of adolescents. Foundational issues, principles of teaching and curriculum development will be studied.

Offered: Resident and Online

YOUT 310  Strategies for Student Outreach  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and YOUT 220

A study of various strategies in building bridges to the local adolescent community in order to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ. Special attention will be given to the role of the local church in training its own adolescents to reach their peers, creating a culture of outreach within the church, and having each student develop an effective outreach strategy.

Offered: Resident

YOUT 340  Current Issues in Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and YOUT 220 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

This course will take a comprehensive examination of contemporary issues related to Youth Ministry. Areas of emphasis will include adolescent behavioral issues, ministerial models and trends that are being practiced among youth ministries, vocational issues among youth ministers/workers, and technological issues that will enhance youth ministry.

Offered: Resident

YOUT 350  Campus Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: YOUT 201

A study of the history and strategy of reaching youth through the campus structure. Attention is given to the basic workings of the campus social system and the methods used in reaching it with the gospel.

Offered: Online

YOUT 360  Camping Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and YOUT 220

This course will investigate specific elements and issues that are building blocks for camping ministry. Such elements and issues will include starting a camp, programming, recreation, staffing, budgeting, legal issues, promotional methods, camp counseling, camping options and management principles will be addressed. The course will include a full day of on-site training in order to get a hands-on look and feel of the significant ministry of camping. (Cross-listed with COAL 220)

Offered: Resident

YOUT 370  Managing the Christian Youth Organization  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201

This course will take a comprehensive examination of critical areas for the individual who gives or is considering leadership in a Christian youth organization. An exposition of biblical passages supporting the establishment and function of Christian youth organizations and their supportive relationship to the local church will be presented. After which, pragmatic applications to effectively direct/ manage a Christian youth organization will be examined. (Cross-listed with COAL 370)

Offered: Resident

YOUT 380  Ministering to Adolescents in Crisis  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and YOUT 220

An examination of both contemporary and re-occurring generational behaviors confronting today's youth that have escalated to crises. These issues are relevant to adolescents both physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. The problem-solving technique of case studies will be juxtaposed with the safety and well-being of the teenager, as well as an emphasis on biblical applications to these problems.

Offered: Resident

YOUT 447  Discipleship in Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205 and CHMN 300 and CHMN 360

This course is an investigation of the factors which influence spiritual development. Attention is given to exploring the biblical and theological foundations for discipleship and making application to the discipleship process. (Crosslisted with CHMN 447)

Registration Restrictions: Junior status

Offered: Resident

YOUT 448  Contemporary Youth Communication  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: BIBL 350 and YOUT 201 and YOUT 220 and YOUT 310 and YOUT 340 and YOUT 380

A study focusing on communicating biblical and spiritual truths to the youth culture. The course equips the student with the specific knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to prepare and deliver effective oral communications.

Registration Restrictions: Junior Status

Offered: Resident

YOUT 450  Professional Orientation to Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHMN 201 and CHMN 205 and CHMN 300 and CHMN 360

This course is designed to teach the student the basic organization necessary for an effective local church and Christian ministry. Emphasis is placed on the development of biblical management and leadership skills. Attention is given to the student's spiritual life, personal life, and ministry life. Topics addressed include the call to ministry, stages of ministry, finding the right church or ministry, personal piety, and staff relations and development. (Cross-listed with CHMN 450)

Registration Restrictions: Junior status

Offered: Resident

YOUT 460  Programs for Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the planning and implementation of the ministry vehicle. Specific programming aspects of the large meeting, small group meeting, activities, camping and missions projects will be examined. Attention will be given to annual calendar planning and organization skills.

Registration Restrictions: Senior status

Offered: Resident

YOUT 495  Directed Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

YOUT 495 - Directed Research (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

YOUT 497  Special Topics in Youth Ministry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

YOUT 497 - Special Topics in Youth Ministry (1 to 3 hours)

Offered: Resident

YOUT 499  Youth Ministry Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: YOUT 201 and YOUT 301 and YOUT 350 and YOUT 447 and YOUT 448

This internship will focus on both the programming and leadership aspects of youth ministry. It will be a supervised field experience at an approved site. Applications are processed through the department Faculty Intern Advisor. Applicants must apply the semester prior to starting the internship.

Registration Restrictions: Junior Status

Offered: Resident

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