Ministry with Youth

REL822
Fall 2016
T 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Area: 
Area IV
Professor: 
Permission Not Required
No Limit to Enrollment
Course Description: 

In this course we will explore theories, perspectives, and approaches to Educational Ministry with Youth. We will look closely at the context and world of youth; we will explore texts and media that take seriously the voices, dreams, questions and struggles of adolescents. We will also look closely at the role of religion and faith in the lives of adolescents. In particular we will explore the role of Christian Education and youth workers in the lives of young people.

While acknowledging that there are myriad approaches to ministry and education with youth, in this course students will wrestle with the question of what “must” be included, covered, or emphasized in ministry with youth in order for us to deem it “good”.

In the process of exploring approaches to ministry with youth and of constructing a vision of educational ministry with youth, my hope is that each of us will leave better equipped to take seriously and respond to the questions and strivings of youth—as we journey with them in their process of faith. 

Background Expected: 

None

Course Requirements: 

See syllabus for most up-to-date readings and requirements.

Basis of Evaluation: 

See syllabus and grading rubric.