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
Heidi received her Certification in Youth Ministry from the Institute for Discipleship in 2019. She has served in youth ministry, both as a volunteer and as a professional, for more than two decades with a focus in the local United Methodist Church, youth and young adult mission trips, and the Summit Youth Academy at Southwestern College. Heidi is an MDiv Candidate at Candler School of Theology (Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia) where she serves on the worship planning team. She is passionate about connecting with and cultivating young people with energy and creativity.