Youth Ministries Minor

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  • The characteristics of youth and ways of meeting the needs of this age group. Field experience is required.
    Offered: Fall, odd semester Prerequisite: None
  • The teaching act and teaching-learning events, including the teaching acts of Jesus, informed by current insights from the social sciences, with implications for developing one’s own approach, strategy, and style as a teacher. Practical application through teaching experiences.
    Offered: Spring, even semester Prerequisite: CE201 or CM102
  • Cultural trends in adolescent and family lifestyles, values and issues, and their relationship to ministry. Developmental issues involving families with adolescents. Designing and implementing family-based youth ministry programs.
    Offered: Fall, even semester Prerequisite: CE201 or CM102
  • Qualifications of a youth leader, including evangelizing, discipling and developing leaders, and relationships with God, family, church, teens and community.
    Offered: Fall, odd semester Prerequisite: CE201 or CM102
  • Past and present models of ministry and a personal formulation of one’s philosophy of ministry.
    Offered: Spring, odd semester Prerequisite: CE201 or CM102
  • Programs, materials, and methods currently used in youth ministry. Topics include worship, ministry opportunities, discipleship, biblical education, and fellowship.
    Offered: Fall, even semester Prerequisite: CE201 or CM102
  • Youth Ministries Electives2

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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