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WHAT ARE OUR PROGRAMS? 

Courses are Offered in 4 Specialized Tracks


LEADERSHIP TRACK

Courses for Emerging and Young Leaders, 12+ Hours

New Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours)
An overview of the New Testament to enable the student to grasp the work of God through Jesus. 
Old Testament Survey (3 Credit Hours)
An overview of the Old Testament to enable the student to grasp the panoramic work of God in human history. 
Servant Leadership (195) (3 Credit Hours)
An examination of the nature of leadership and practical models worthy of following, with
application to civic, church, and professional life. 
Global Perspectives: Becoming Globally Minded (265) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the need for relating to one’s world with a well-founded worldview, with a view to
understanding one’s particular circumstances, aptitudes and God-given aspirations.
Youth Issues I (275) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues
affecting them and their families. 
Youth on Mission (295) (3 Credit Hours)
An intensive, hands-on study to understand the plight of youth around the world and to develop vision and passion to become involved in assisting in efforts to strengthen ministry toward youth as a lifelong priority.  This course usually involves a cross-cultural experience in another country.
Contemporary Christian Life and Practice (333) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the issues related to practical and ethical issues from a Christian perspective. Topics: vocation, time/resource management, marriage relationships, conflict resolution, evangelism, church involvement, Christian worldview, devotional life, and physical wellness.

YOUTH MINISTRY TRACK

Courses Toward a Major in Youth Ministry, 15-18 hours 

Biblical Strategies for Church and Youth Work  (271) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of biblically based strategies for the ministry of the church, with particular emphasis on the impact of these in youth ministry.  
Practical Approaches to Youth Work  (271) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the various approaches, methods, and strategies of working with youth, with practical applications for programming, goals and desired outcomes. 
Administration of Youth Work (372) (3 Credit Hours)
An examination of the various aspects of administering the work of the youth worker, focusing on roles, relationships, resources and responsibilities, and practical application to the local situation. 
Youth Issues II (375) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the issues facing youth as well as the developmental nature of youth and the issues affecting them and their families.
Youth Worker’s Personal and Professional Worlds (471) (3 Credit Hours)
An examination of the demands upon the schedule, priorities, family and other aspects of the youth worker’s life focusing on personal habits, family involvement, calling, career opportunities and continuing development. 
Church Internship (481) (3 Credit Hours)
A course of applied on-the-job training with a local youth organization, social agency, or church. Students will spend 3 weeks in the classroom and at least 115 clock hours in their on-the-job position. Particular emphasis is given to the behind-the-scenes aspects of ministry. 
 

YOUTH MISSIONS (And Mentoring) TRACK

Courses To Prepare Youth Ministry Mentors for Mission Service Abroad, 6+ hours
Youth Ministry as Missions (295) (3 Credit Hours)
An intensive hands-on cross cultural study of the demographics of the youth populations of the world, particularly as the data applies to developing effective strategies to aid youth in cross-cultural settings. 
Youth Mentoring In Cultural Context (475) (3 Credit Hours)
A study of the conditions of youth throughout the world and the future of youth work in non-Western nations, with particular emphasis on research of youth conditions in particular nations.
Youth Missions Administration (478) (3 Credit Hours)
A practical course to enable potential mentors abroad to learn the basic administrative expectations for ministry abroad.
Mentorship II (585) (3 Credit Hours)
A course of applied on-the-job training with a local youth organization, social agency, or church. Students will spend 3 weeks in the classroom and at least 115 clock hours in their on-the-job position. Particular emphasis is given to learning and engaging in practical mentoring experiences.
Practicum (685) (12+ Credit Hours)
Prerequisites: 265, 271, 475 or their equivalent.  A seminary level course--designed in conjunction with several seminaries--to offer their students the opportunity to gain practical experience and insight into youth work in other countries while serving for one year abroad. 

CREATIVE ARTS TRACK

Course List coming soon! 

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