Course 330 - Introduction to Urban Youth Ministry
Course 330 - Introduction to Urban Youth Ministry (3 credits)
Professor: Dr. Kevin Yoho
This course will examine the urban context and the church's opportunity for successful and sustainable youth programs that earn the right to have a transformative impact on youth, their families, and social and community systems. Students will be introduced to the theory and practice of holistic youth development. By nurturing an excitement about meeting and building transformational relationships with young people, students will be equipped to develop indigenous, asset-based, student-led, programs and services for youth who call the city their home.
Course Objectives - At the end of this course, students should be able to:
- Evaluate contemporary global urbanization and the city as a sacred place where youth and religious, social, political, economic, and cultural life converge.
- Reflect upon their own personal and professional experiences in the urban youth context and integrate them into a narrative about their theology of urban ministry.
- Examine youth culture and needs through the lens of technology, digital media, anthropology, sociology, psychology, theology.
- Discuss the impact of major issues dominating the urban scene and the mission agenda of the church including social media, music and entertainment, justice, law enforcement, multiculturalism, poverty, immigration, and educational and employment inequity.
- Evaluate successful and sustainable youth ministries and how they achieve effectiveness using case studies and programs proximate to the student’s context.
- Develop an asset-based, student-led, contextually relevant, culturally engaging, transformational ministry with young people.
- Explore the implications of digital media for youth development strategies.
- Foundations of Community Youth Development
- Empowering Authentic (Student-Led) Student Leadership
- Holistic Strategies: Introducing 40 Developmental Assets
- Sustainable Supports: Cultivating Community Assets
- Beyond Service: Restoring Justice to Youth Development
- Developing Leaders on your Team: Mentoring Matters
- Cultural Remix: Engaging the Hip Hop Generation
- The Generation Changing the World
Course Materials & Tuition
|Arzola, Fernando. Toward a Prophetic Youth Ministry: Theory and Praxis in Urban Context. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2008. Print. (ISBN-10: 0830828028 ISBN-13: 978-0830828029)||$ 20.00|
|Linhart, Terry, and David Livermore A. Global Youth Ministry: Reaching Adolescents around the World. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, Youth Specialties, 2011. Kindle, Print.(ISBN-10: 0310670373 ISBN-13: 978-0310670377)||$ 2.99 (hardback) or $9.99 Kindle (eTexbook)|
Borgman, Dean. Foundations for Youth Ministry: Theological Engagement with Teen Life and Culture. 2nd ed. N.p.: Baker Academic, 2013. Print, Kindle, iBooks. (ISBN-10: 0801049016 ISBN-13: 978-0801049019)
|Fields, Doug. Your First Two Years in Youth Ministry: A Personal and Practical Guide to Starting Right. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties Published by Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI, 2002. Print, Kindle. ISBN-10: 031024045X ISBN-13: 978-0310240457|
|Robbins, Duffy. This Way to Youth Ministry: An Introduction to the Adventure. El Cajon, CA: Youth Specialties Academic, 2004. Print, Kindle. ISBN-10: 0310255279 ISBN-13: 978-0310255277|
|Total Cost of Course: (Includes cost of textbooks)||
- Contact us for more information.
Before paying for the course using the "Add to Cart" process you must be an enrolled student with City Vision University and have read the "Cancellations and Settlements" form. For Admission and Enrollment procedures please visit our "Enroll Now" page.