Minor

In addition to the specific courses listed below, students must complete two (2) hours of Youth Ministries Electives to fulfill the requirements of this minor.

CE201 Christian Education of Youth 3 credits

A study of the characteristics of youth in order to determine various ways of approaching and meeting the needs of this age group. Field experience will be an integral part of this class.

Offered every fall.

CE312 Ministry of Teaching 3 credits

An analytical study of the teaching act and of teaching-learning events, including a survey of the teaching acts of Jesus, informed by current insights furnished by social sciences, exploring implications for developing one’s own approach, strategy, and style as a teacher. Each student will be given opportunity to make practical application through teaching experiences.

Prerequisite:
CE100 Introduction to Christian Education

Offered alternate years.

CE321 Youth and Family Ministry 2 credits

This course will provide an overview of cultural trends in adolescent and family lifestyles, values and issues and their relationship to ministry. Time will also be spent examining developmental issues involving families with adolescents. This will lead into designing and implementing family based youth ministry programs.

Prerequisite:
CE201 Christian Education of Youth

Offered alternate years.

CE411 The Effective Youth Worker 2 credits

A study of the essential qualifications of a youth leader and his/her relationship to God, family, church, teens and community. Consideration is also given to specific areas of his/her ministry including evangelizing, discipling and developing leaders.

Prerequisite:
CE201 Christian Education of Youth

Offered alternate years.

CE424 Philosophy of Youth Ministries 3 credits

An examination of “why we do what we do” in youth ministry. This course will include a review of past and present models of ministry and a personal formulation of one’s philosophy of ministry.

Prerequisite:
CE201 Christian Education of Youth

Offered alternate years.

CE425 Youth Ministry Programming 3 credits

A study of the various types of programs, materials and methods currently used in youth ministry. Special attention will be given to the aspects of worship, ministry opportunities, discipleship, biblical education and fellowship.

Prerequisite:
CE201 Christian Education of Youth

Offered alternate years.