Number of weeks: 6
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes, optional
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes
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.
**There will be an optional opportunity to meet with classmates to discuss topics relevant to this course.
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
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
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About the Instructor
Lori Richey serves as the lead instructor for the Institute for Discipleship’s Certification in Youth Ministry, as well as assisting with administration and programming for another IFD program, the Summit Youth Academy. She received a Certification in Youth Ministry from Perkins School of Theology in 2015 and served as youth director for 11 years at Calvary United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kan. Lori also is the program director for certifications at the Institute for Discipleship. She oversees development of new and existing ministry certifications and provides leadership and support for the lead coordinators of each program.