The Youth Ministry Certificate is designed for volunteer youth workers in churches and parachurch organizations. This certificate prepares students for one of today's most exciting and challenging ministries. Students will be equipped to effectively minister the Word of God and to meet the needs in the lives of youth. This program will assist students with essential ministry skills, a solid Biblical foundation, and an understanding of the world in which we live and minister. The result is the ability to lead youth to a faith in Christ, to nurture their spiritual growth, and to disciple them.
Students will learn how to bring together theological truth and the practical needs of a changing adolescent culture. Students will understand how Youth Ministry integrates with the overall life and ministry of the local and global church. Students will be given timeless tools that will enable them to create ministry programs that incorporate the best of Youth Ministry resources with the individual needs of their group.
The following courses are required for the Youth Ministry Certificate:
|Contemporary Discipleship (LDRS152a, 152b)||5|
|Youth Ministry Skills (YMIN175)||2|
|Youth Culture, Trends and Issues (YMIN283)||2|
|Moral and Faith Development in Youth (YMIN341)||3|
|Christian Education of Youth (YMIN391)||3|
|Urban/Para-church Youth Ministry (YMIN431)||3|
|Electives: Choose 10 units of the following|
|Camping Administration and Programming (YMIN273)||2|
|Youth and Missions (YMIN373)||2|
|Ministering to Families with Teenagers (YMIN237)||2|
|Child and Adolescent Psychology (PSYC342)||3|
|Counseling Youth (YMIN426)||3|
|Total units for Youth Ministry Certificate:||32 units|