2013-2014 Catalog

 

Adolescent Ministries - B.S.

Purpose

The Adolescent Ministries major is designed for persons who wish to minister with students in youth centers, para-church ministries, school-based ministries, and local churches in a non-ordained capacity. Many men and women desiring to minister with youth may not seek ordination or even employment in a parish setting and therefore would benefit from a degree that is focused more selectively on practical ministry theory and skills. Persons wishing to work with youth primarily in a local church setting as an ordained minister should pursue the more specialized ordination track of the youth ministries degree.

General Education Requirements

Students in this major meet the general education requirements by taking BIL-101, BIL-102, (SOC-150, SOC-210 or SOC-225), PSY-150, INT-120, INT-222, and REL-465.

Requirements (46-48 credits)

Required Courses (28 credits)

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

BIL-Advanced Bible Elective (300-400 level)

3

THE-233Christian Theology I

3

REL-241Survey of Church History

3

YTH-220Introduction to Youth Ministries

2

YTH-220PYouth Ministry Observation

1

YTH-370Youth Counseling

3

-and

REL-469PPastoral Care Practicum

1

YTH-371Youth Evangelism and Discipleship

3

YTH-355Youth Programming and Management

3

YTH-355PYouth Programming Practicum

1

YTH-480Senior Youth World Changing Seminar

2

Electives (18-20 credits)

Choose two youth ministry electives from the following (6 credits):

YTH-225Models of Youth Ministry

3

YTH-240Camp and Retreat Ministries

3

YTH-320Youth Leadership Seminar

3

REL-340Models of Sports Ministry

3

Choose one of the following options (3-4 credits):

CED-240Teaching the Bible to Adults

3

CED-350Teaching Children in the Church

3

CED-255Local Church Education

3

-and

CED-255PLocal Church Education Practicum

1

Choose one of the following options (3 credits):

BIL-Advanced Bible Elective (300-400 level)

3

THE-424Christian Theology II: Salvation /Holiness

3

REL-465Homiletics I

3

WOR-235Worship

2

-and

WOR-235PWorship Practicum

1

Choose one of the following options (3-4 credits):

REL-266Ministry in Urban Settings

3

-and

REL-266PMinistry in Urban Settings Practicum Practicum

1

INT-120Introduction to Cross-Cultural Engagement

1

-and

INT-124Cross Cultural Exposure Trip

2

STM Elective Hours (3 credits)

-Additional courses within the School of Theology and Ministry or other courses related to youth ministry as approved by the director of the youth ministries program

3

Indiana Weselayan