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Course Descriptions

Courses Defined
Note: The course descriptions listed below reflect changes to the Youth Ministries curriculum at Davis College approved by the New York State Board of Regents.

Course Number Course Name Course Focus
YMIN 2022 Essentials of Spiritual Leadership Spiritual Formation
YMIN 3011 Fundamentals of Professional Youth Ministry Professional Ministry
YMIN 3022 Leading Youth Toward Maturity Inspiring Students
YMIN 3122 Developing Communicators to Youth Teaching & Facilitating
YMIN 4011 Financial Management & Stewardship in Youth Ministry Fiscal Responsibility
YMIN 4022 Strategic Youth Ministry Programming Event Production
YMIN 4122 Building Partnerships in Youth Ministry Ministry Relationships

 
YMIN 2022 Essentials of Spiritual Leadership

This course is designed to enhance students’ spiritual leadership in all aspects of their lives. Through this course, undergraduates will learn to identify the components of good spiritual leadership. Students will have the opportunity to apply their developing leadership skills through on-site ministry experiences, and internalize related godly principles through individual mentoring relationships. Collegians will be challenged to value and take ownership of their spiritual leadership responsibility, preparing them to be godly leaders and mentors.

YMIN 3011 Fundamentals of Professional Youth Ministry

This course is designed to assist undergraduates in developing skills necessary for professional youth ministry. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of practical experience through participation in local youth-based organizations. Through lecture, fieldwork and mentoring, the students will be thoroughly equipped for administering a professional ministry. Taking the knowledge presented in this class, collegians will be encouraged to foster transformational life change in themselves and others.

YMIN 3022 Leading Youth Toward Maturity

This course is designed to challenge the student’s view of discipling adolescents. The undergraduate will be responsible for implementing their core values and philosophy of discipleship in an actual youth-based ministry. By exploring a diversity of means, the learners will gain the ability to guide youth from disinterested adolescent to maturing disciple of Christ. this course seeks to advance the growth of the collegiate in leading youth, highlighted through the mentoring experience. The overall objective is to encourage undergraduates to model Christian maturity and integrity to youth.

YMIN 3122 Developing Communicators to Youth

This course is designed to foster the development of Christ-centered educators. The student will be responsible for designing curricula and communicating it to youth in various contexts. Emphasis will be on learning teaching principles, and methods of communication. By observing other youth professionals, students will craft their own personal approach to educating youth. During this course, the student will be encouraged to model the characteristics of godly communicators.

YMIN 4011 Financial Management & Stewardship in Youth Ministry

Students taking this course will become familiar with biblical principles relating to the faithful management and stewardship of both their personal and professional resources. Students will be taught to identify and articulate sound and legal procedures of money management. In order to give the undergraduate experiential skills in managing ministry funds, the student will be responsible for acquiring, budgeting and reporting actual monies of a local youth-based ministry event. The collegian will also be exhorted to learn and implement personal financial stewardship through weekly mentoring. As the student is presented with both personal and ministerial stewardship responsibilities, the skills they obtain will aid them in leading others in practices of financial faithfulness.

YMIN 4022 Strategic Youth Ministry Programming

This course is designed to give undergraduates the knowledge and experience to effectively reach youth for Christ through actual event planning, presentation and follow-up. Students will gain the confidence to incorporate course knowledge and skills into their youth program, thus fulfilling their role in the Great Commission.

YMIN 4122 Building Partnerships in Youth Ministry

The course is designed to help students realize the importance of fostering godly partnerships in ministry and the commitment required to initiate and enhance them. Special attention will be placed upon exposing undergraduates to a variety of relationships that exist within a professional and lay ministry. Collegians will learn the value of effectively communicating the Gospel in all aspects of their relationships. Through completion of course work, field work and personal mentoring, students will demonstrate their ability to build and implement the relationship skills critical to youth ministry. Learners will be challenged to develop Christian character and personal integrity in all areas of their lives while serving and leading others within a ministerial context.