Develop a strategy for fulfilling your life’s purpose and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to do so.
FSC’s Religion with Concentration in Youth Ministry Program will challenge you to think deeply and critically about Biblical and theological questions of faith, tradition, reason and religious identity and their application and appropriation in youth ministry settings.
As a result, you’ll be prepared for full-time employment in youth ministry settings and for the seminary or graduate programs in religion.
In your classes, you’ll benefit from a variety of approaches designed to engage your learning. Whether you’re pursuing directed research on your own project, designing multimedia projects, or participating in student-panel discussions, you’ll have the opportunities to move beyond textbooks and actually work with ideas.
The Religion faculty pride themselves on being teacher-scholars who bring a wealth of field experience and expertise to enrich your coursework.
You’ll also complete youth ministry courses such as Teaching and Learning Theories, Leadership and Administration, and Bible and Theology in the Youth Ministry Setting.
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The program culminates in a semester-long supervised internship in a youth ministry setting.
Our students have interned with:
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Dr. W. Alan Smith
Youth Ministry graduates are well prepared for vocational youth positions in churches, camps and non-profit settings that focus on bettering the lives of youth in our communities. If you choose to pursue graduate work, our majors are accepted to some of the nation’s top seminaries and graduate programs for religion. They are also awarded some of the most prestigious scholarships available at schools like Candler School of Theology, Duke Divinity School, Yale, Vanderbilt, and Boston School of Theology.
Students who pursue the degree with the Concentration in Youth Ministry will build on the solid foundation provided by the above curriculum by critically applying it in the youth ministry setting while also developing an understanding of teaching and learning theories for youth ministry and its leadership and administration. This concentration allows students to advance their understandings of youth ministry through practical applications culminating in an internship.
One course selected from each of the following three groups:
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RYM 3310 LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION FOR YOUTH MINISTRY
Four hours. An examination of youth leadership processes in the life of the church, including but not limited to group dynamics, planning procedures and practices, recruitment and training of volunteers, the use of curriculum resources, and structuring and planning for youth ministry.
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RYM 4960/4961 INTERNSHIP IN RELIGION: YOUTH MINISTRY
Four hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of the instructor. A supervised, semester long work experience in youth ministry in a local church or other approved setting.
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