2013-2014 Catalog

 

Youth Ministries - B.S.

Purpose

The major in Youth Ministries is designed for those who desire specialized training in the area of youth ministry. Students who complete this program will fulfill all the requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church. Students who desire to be ordained youth pastors in other denominations should consider this degree as well. Although this major would equip persons to work with youth in a variety of ministry settings, it is primarily designed to train persons for youth ministry in a local church setting.

General Education Requirements

Students in the major meet the general education requirements by taking BIL-101, BIL-102, PSY-150, (SOC-150, SOC-210 or SOC-225), REL-465, REL-466, REL-466P, INT-120, and INT-222.

Requirements (62 credits)

Biblical Foundations (12 credits)

BIL-202Inductive Bible Study

3

BIL-Advanced Old Testament elective

3

BIL-Advanced New Testament elective

3

BIL-Advanced Bible Elective

3

[Note: Biblical literature electives: BIL-103 or Introductory Greek or Hebrew courses do not meet the biblical literature requirements for the major.]

Theological/Historical Foundations (9 credits)

THE-233Christian Theology I

3

REL-241Survey of Church History

3

THE-424Christian Theology II: Salvation /Holiness

3

Professional Studies (38 credits)

YTH-220Introduction to Youth Ministries

2

YTH-220PYouth Ministry Observation

1

REL-465Homiletics I

3

WOR-235Worship

2

WOR-235PWorship Practicum

1

WOR-436Church Rituals

1

CED-255Local Church Education

3

CED-255PLocal Church Education Practicum

1

REL-468Church Leadership

3

REL-468PChurch Leadership Practicum

1

YTH-370Youth Counseling

3

REL-469PPastoral Care Practicum

1

YTH-371Youth Evangelism and Discipleship

3

REL-266Ministry in Urban Settings

3

REL-266PMinistry in Urban Settings Practicum Practicum

1

YTH-355Youth Programming and Management

3

YTH-355PYouth Programming Practicum

1

YTH-240Camp and Retreat Ministries

3

YTH-480Senior Youth World Changing Seminar

2

In addition to the courses listed above, Wesleyan students are required to take:

REL-431Wesleyan Church History/Discipline

3

Non-Wesleyan students may study their own denominational heritage through independent learning or select:

Elective-Theology, Church History or Philosophy

3

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