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COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores roles and responsibilities of the career youth minister, grounded in the vocation of “ministry as change agent,” including grounding in a theology of youth ministry, studies in formative needs of youth; staff development, resource development and selection; with special attention to maximizing multiplestaff opportunities and responsibilities, ministry through facilitating and empowering staff, and coordinating a multidimensional youth development ministry. (Catalog) This course is required of all MAYM majors and open to all other students, as it fulfills a Servant Ministry elective in the MDiv curriculum. It is the course out of which all other Youth Ministry courses grow. It is designed to help the prospective youth minister not only understand youth ministry as practical theology, but also learn how to think theologically about youth ministry as a holistic ministry within the church.
Asbury Theological Seminary
YM510, Foundations, of, Youth, Ministry, FA08