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Certificate in Applied Ministry

The purpose of this program is to survey foundational skills for leveraging God’s Word in life and ministry, then add ministry leadership foundations and discipline-specific ministry application skills in Youth Ministry, Urban Ministry, Family Ministry, Intercultural Ministry or Camp Ministry. The applied ministry concentration a student selects will be named on the certificate.

YMN301 Youth Ministry Philosophy

This course is designed to help students establish a Biblical foundational philosophy for ministering to youth and to introduce students to basic skills and competencies necessary for effective youth ministry in any culture. Emphasis will be placed on understanding non-negotiable Biblical principles, exploring characteristics unique to youth and youth culture, and applying ministry principles to the specific needs of adolescents.

YMN315 Adolescents & Youth Culture

This course is designed to help students understand modern youth culture and its impact on adolescents, and then engage them from a biblical worldview.

YMN321 Youth Ministry Communication

This course is designed to help students establish a comprehensive strategy for effective communication in youth ministry. Emphasis will be placed on engaging the various stakeholders in student ministry with relevant, timely, and clear communication across various contexts and channels.

YMN407 Youth Evangelism

The goal of this course is to help students develop ministries which will enable them to train teens to influence their world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A secondary goal is to help students develop a personal plan to have an effective outreach ministry themselves.