Youth workers invest many hours in the spiritual development of teenagers, and a solid understanding of theological concepts is essential to this effort. If you want to help youth understand and talk about their faith, this course is for you.
Through study and reflection of key concepts ranging from sin to redemption, learners will grow in their own understanding and ability to teach these topics in relevant and relatable ways. This course includes reading, video teaching, and interactive discussion with other course participants.
Students are required to have the following books for this class:
- Starting Right: Thinking Theologically About Youth Ministry, edited by Kenda Creasy Dean, Chap Clark, & Dave Rahn
- The Theological Turn In Youth Ministry, by Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean
- Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms, by Stanley J. Grenx, David Guretzki, & Cherith Fee
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
The Reverend Todd Vick, M.Div. has been in ministry with youth, emerging/young adults, adults, and lay involvement ministries since 2000. Todd holds a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science degree in Youth Ministries from John Brown University. He currently serves as an elder in the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he and his wife Carrie live with their two boys, Elijah and Riley.
Todd’s passion is for the grace of God to invade and radically change the lives of God’s children through one-on-one discipleship and intentional group teaching in the context of a loving missional community. Todd’s blog can be found at https://wtoddvick.wordpress.com.