Youth Leadership Certificate - Courses

Youth Leadership Courses

YL2610 Sophomore Internship I 

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a noncredit internship experience involving approximately five hours per week of helping with a youth group in a ministry setting. Students also meet weekly as a group for the purposes of classroom instruction, support, and accountability. This is open only to second year students in the Youth Leadership Certificate. 

YL2620 Sophomore Internship II 

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a continuation of YL2610 and is open only to students in the Youth Leadership Certificate. 

YL3013 Youth and Family Ministry 

CREDIT HOURS: 3 

This course is an introduction to ministry to families and youth in the local church. The first half of this course will examine the state and influence of families. It will also examine the importance of ministering to families and the importance of partnering with and empowering parents to nurture their children spiritually. It will also examine the use of milestones and rites of passage in ministry. The second half of this course will examine the history of youth ministry. It will cover how to develop a theology and philosophy of youth ministry. Other topics covered include youth culture, the importance and role of short term mission, evangelism and discipleship, relational youth ministry, choosing and developing curriculum, as well as promotion and recruitment. 

PREREQUISITES: RS1003, 1403, or Permission of the Registrar 

YL3213 Evangelism and Discipleship in Youth Ministry 

CREDIT HOURS: 3 

This course explores the biblical teachings regarding evangelism and discipleship and examines some practical methods for applying them to ministry. Other topics covered include youth culture, the importance and role of short term mission, evangelism and discipleship, relational youth ministry, choosing and developing curriculum, promotion, recruitment, and influence of families. It will also examine the importance of ministering to families and the importance of partnering with and empowering parents to nurture their children spiritually. It will also examine the use of milestones and rites of passage in ministry. The second half of this course will examine the history of youth ministry. It will cover how to develop a theology and philosophy of youth. 

PREREQUISITES: RS1003, 1403, or Permission of the Registrar 

YL3223 Ministering to Young Adults 

CREDIT HOURS: 3 

Young adulthood is an area of sociological research that sets out to understand this age group’s cultural and social patterns. This course provides a demographic, social scientific, and developmental overview, as well as ministry implications for local churches. 

PREREQUISITES: RS1003, 1403, or Permission of the Registrar 

YL3413 Youth Ministry and Leadership 

CREDIT HOURS: 3 

This course focuses on the link and connection between working with youth and developing leadership skills and abilities in students as well as the adolescents students may minister to. 

PREREQUISITES: RS1003, RS1403, or Permission of the Registrar 

YL3423 Youth Ministry and Short Term Mission 

CREDIT HOURS: 3 

This course explores the strategic value of integrating short-term mission into youth ministry. Topics will include a history of the mission tour movement, preparation for a mission project (choosing, financing, travelling, and evaluating), and international missions. 

PREREQUISITES: RS1003, 1403, or Permission of the Registrar 

YL3610 Junior Internship I 

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a noncredit internship experience involving at least eight hours per week of working directly with adolescents under the supervision of an experienced youth worker. Students also meet weekly as a group with an experienced youth minister for both classroom instruction on the application of theory to practice as well as for mutual support and accountability. This internship is open only to third year students in the Youth Leadership Certificate. 

PREREQUISITES: YL2610, YL2620 

YL3620 Junior Internship II 

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a continuation of YL3610 and is open only to students in the Youth Leadership Certificate.

PREREQUISITE: YL3610 

YL4610 Senior Internship I 

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a noncredit internship experience involving 10 hours per week giving direction to a youth group. Students meet weekly as a group with an experienced youth minister for both classroom instruction on the application of theory to practice as well as for mutual support and accountability. This internship is open only to fourth year students in the Youth Leadership Certificate. 

PREREQUISITE: YL3620 

YL4620 Senior Internship II

CREDIT HOURS: 0 

This is a continuation of YL4610 and is open only to students in the Youth Leadership Certificate.

PREREQUISITE: YL4610

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