YMS 502E -Developing a Theological Model for 21st Century Youth Ministry. Ron Marrs, Ph.D. The historical, philosophical, and theological underpinnings of youth ministry will first be introduced. Then popular models of contemporary youth ministry (both congregational and para-congregational) will be described and evaluated. 2 credits.
YMS 503E -Managing Youth Mnistry. Ron Marrs, Ph.D. Specific competencies for leadership and management of youth ministry will be imparted, including the tasks of organizing, equipping, training, program assessment, staff relationships and personnel evaluation. Specific emphasis will be given to developing a growing and multiplying ministry. 2 credits.
YMS 506E - Spiritual Formation of Youth. Ron Marrs, Ph.D. You will gain insight into effective nurturing of an adolescent’s spiritual life through mentoring, spiritual direction, discipleship, and shepherding. You will also gain greater insight into the emergence of adolescent spiritual maturity. 1 credit.