Courses

  • YTMN-2123 Counseling Adolescents

    An introductory class of current problems that adolescents face in American culture (e.g., self-acceptance, peer pressure, friendship and dating, pregnancy, anorexia nervosa, music, drugs and drinking, sexual acting out). The class will involve reading, listening, and dialoguing with guest speakers from the field, listening to and discussing lectures, critiquing videos, and participating in and critiquing simulations in the classroom from biblical and practical perspectives. Field visits to the juvenile court system and interviews with local youth ministers will allow students to compare classroom instruction with the real world of adolescents. A brief introduction to family systems will be included. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • YTMN-2213 Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry As A Profession

    An introduction to the field of study in youth and family ministry. Emphasis will be given to the private and the professional aspects of this profession. Some private issues such as spiritual disciplines, health, family relationships, and personality type will be discussed. Professional issues centering on ethics, integrity, sexuality, education, job skills, leadership, youth ministry tools and resources, teaching, youth and family ministry as a lifetime career, and others will be discussed as well. Concepts will be given to students to begin developing a philosophy of youth and family ministry. Field trips to different parts of Oklahoma City-Edmond will be required for students to interview people in several different contexts working in this profession. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • YTMN-2233 Experiential Teaching Methods in the Outdoors

    An introduction to teaching adolescents using experiential teaching methods used in outdoor adventure learning. Emphasis will be given to the preparation and presentation of object lessons in the outdoors using biblical texts. Students will work in groups to plan and carry out a 2-3 day outdoor adventure. Interviews with camp directors and team building organizations will give students up-to-date experience in contemporary settings where adolescents might experience outdoor learning opportunities. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • YTMN-3113 Evangelism, Discipleship, and Spiritual Formation With Adolescents

    Students will study and explore methods of evangelism particularly effective with adolescents. One-on-one Bible studies, small group Bible studies, and large evangelistic group meetings will be evaluated for effectiveness in today-s culture. Emphasis will be given to the process of spiritual formation within the family before and after the conversion experience. Methods of discipleship will be explored and practiced during the course. Students will develop a presentation of their own faith story and work on their own continuing spiritual formation. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • YTMN-3203 Models and Programming in Youth Ministry

    This course introduces the student to the current models of youth ministry and programming (i.e., PDYM, Cells, Relational, Young Life, FCA, Sonlife, K-Life). Philosophies of the different models will be discussed allowing the student to integrate a model(s) into his-her philosophy of ministry. Types of programming will be discussed that fit one or several of the models. Students will present a one-year program of activities and learning opportunities for adolescents using the student-s chosen model and philosophy. Students will volunteer to work in a ministry that fits closely with the one(s) that they choose as a model. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • YTMN-3222 Religious Education of Children

    A study of the age characteristics, motivational principles, learning methods and curriculum for teaching the Bible to children from birth to age 12. This course is normally offered every semester. (Same as BIBL-3222 and RLED-3222.)

  • YTMN-3612 Spiritual Development of Children

    A study of the spiritual development of children as it applies to both churches and parents. Study will focus on how Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience are connected in shaping a child-s spiritual development. Through reading, interviewing, and assignments students will learn first-hand how to better equip churches and parents to fulfill this role. (Same as RLED-3612.) This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • YTMN-4113 Media Culture and Adolescence

    This course will provide information and learning experiences for students in the areas of adolescent spirituality, media influence, and overall cultural influences that affect the lives of adolescents. The course will focus on how a biblically-grounded spirituality can provide answers to the issues that adolescents face in our culture today. Fowler-s Stages of Faith and research from The National Study of Youth and Religion will be used as a backdrop along with scripture to develop a working profile of adolescent spirituality. The use of audio and video media as well as the special moral problems of media and the effects media has on adolescents will be examined. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • YTMN-4313 Volunteers, Parents, and Staff in Youth and Family Ministry

    This course will equip students to carry out Ephesians 4:11-13. Effective youth and family ministry requires help. Students will learn how to recruit and train volunteers. Equipping parents to do their God-given job (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) will be given priority in the course. Relationships with paid and volunteer staff will be discussed. Students will be required to volunteer at a local church during the semester in the youth and family ministry. Same as CMIN-4313. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • YTMN-4413 Teaching the Bible to Adolescents

    A study of the age characteristics, motivational principles, learning methods and curriculum for teaching the Bible to adolescents 13-18 years old. Same as BIBL-4213. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • YTMN-4813 Youth Ministry Internship

    Students will work with a local church (or other approved organization working with adolescents with a spiritual emphasis) to gain experience in practical programming for ministry to middle and-or high school students. Students will be evaluated by an approved supervisor (youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon) at the church and an assigned field supervisor from the university. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • YTMN-4822 Youth Ministry Practicum II

    Students will work with a local church (or other approved organization working with adolescents with a spiritual emphasis) to gain experience in practical programming for ministry to middle and-or high school students. Students will be evaluated by an approved supervisor (youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon) at the church and an assigned field supervisor from the university. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • YTMN-4823 Youth Ministry-Teaching Practicum

    Students will work with a local church during the spring or summer semester teaching middle or high school students a 13-week curriculum (Wednesday night or Sunday morning) approved by the church leaders. Students will be evaluated by an approved supervisor (youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon) at the church and an assigned field supervisor from the university. This course is normally offered in the spring and summer semesters.

  • YTMN-4830 Special Studies in Youth Ministry

    Content varies. Course may be repeated. (1-3 hours) This course is offered as needed.

  • YTMN-4900 Independent Study in Youth Ministry

    Assigned readings, reports or projects based on the needs of the individual student. Normally taken only by juniors or seniors with approval of the dean of the college. (1-3 hours) This course is offered as needed.

  • YTMN-4933 Is: Cross Cultural Youth Minis

    Independent Study

  • YTMN-5103 Comtemporary Culture

    Learned behavior is transmitted through culture. Culture is an influential teacher and culture can set the norms for acceptable behavior and paint a picture of what one should look like. It is extremely important to know and be involved in the world of adolescents if one wishes to be an influence. This course introduces students to a study of present-day American culture in which churched and non-churched adolescents exist. The course gives attention to the context of music, media, dress, values, norms, philosophy, peers, family, and school as they engage adolescents in our culture.

  • YTMN-5163 Adolescent Physical and Spiritual Development

    This class will address issues in adolescent development from a life span perspective within the contexts of American adolescents. Students will discuss theories, examples, case studies, data, and clinical and field research methods that have been applied to human growth and development. The course will emphasize practical application of the course material through small group interaction, class participation, research projects, lectures, and class presentations. Formerly BIBL-5163.

  • YTMN-5203 Teaching Adolescents

    This course introduces the student to curriculum, concepts and principles in the field of Christian education, specifically as it applies to teaching adolescents in a church setting. Theory and practice will be explored in secular education sources as well as those available in Christian sources. Application will follow. Formerly BIBL-5323.

  • YTMN-5913 Ministerial Field Education

    Field education is designed to provide the student with a hands-on learning experience in a church or other ministry setting. This course is not simply a job, but a supervised on-the-job learning experience that stresses the application of lessons learned elsewhere in the program and the development of individually focused learning goals. -Note: M.A. students with fewer than 5 years of full- time ministry experience upon admission to the MA program must take either YTMN-5913 and YTMN-5923, or YTMN-5916 to meet the requirement for six hours of field education. M.A. students with 5 or more years of full time ministry experience take YTMN-5913 to meet the requirement for three hours of field education.-