2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Youth and Young Adult Ministry (BA)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Majors: Youth & Young Adult Ministry

Major Mission: The major prepares students to utilize their unique gifts both personally and professionally for ministry with youth and young adults in a variety of ministry contexts through academic rigor (head), spiritual formation (heart), and professional ministry experience (hands).

Major Outcomes:

  1. Biblical Philosophy of Ministry

    The student will formulate a philosophy of ministry with youth and young adults that is biblically-founded, developmentally appropriate, and culturally sensitive.

  2. Developmental and Contextual Application

    The student will develop ministries and relationships with youth and young adults that demonstrate a proper understanding of the psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual developmental factors impacting youth and young adults.

  3. Spiritual Health and Ministry Integrity

    The student will form the moral, ethical, and spiritual foundations necessary for personal spiritual growth and sustainable ministry.

  4. Ministry Mentoring and Professional Experience

    The student will build effective personal and professional relationships based on mutual support and accountability for the purpose of intentional ministry development.

  5. Biblical Communication Skills

    The student will design and deliver effective biblical teaching grounded in hermeneutics, learning theory, and comprehensive understandings of adolescent and spiritual development.

  6. Ministry Leadership Skills

    The student will demonstrate the professional skills necessary for creating, organizing, and leading a team-based ministry to youth and young adults.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

YMN 101Introduction to Youth & Young Adult Ministry

1

CML 102Foundations of Ministry

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

YMN 111

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

YMN 202Adolescent Development in Culture

3

CML 210Fundamentals of Leadership

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

YMN 210

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320

THE 303Theology of Children, Youth and Family

3

YWN 301

YMN 350YMN Internship

3

CML 324Spiritual Formation of Ministry Leaders

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

YWN 310

YMN 320Counseling Adolescents

3

PCN 307Adolescent Therapy

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

YMN ____Elective

3

HIS ____301 Israel / 302 Turkey Greece

3

YMN 401Adolescent Spiritual Formation

3

YMN 450YMN Practicum

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

YWN 490

YMN ____Elective

3

THE ____Theology Elective

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective (400 Level)

3

THE 220Christian Ethics

3

CML 399TraveLearn Seminar

0

Total Credit Hours:14

Summer Semester

CML 440Cross-Cultural Experience

3

SOC 271Biblical Archaeology

3

Total Credit Hours:6