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Youth Ministries

The Youth Ministry minor is a program of study intended to prepare students intellectually and experientially for a wide variety of ministerial and church-related vocations, religious studies, and seminary.

Program Description

In addition to courses specifically devoted to the theology and skills of ministry, the minor also provides opportunities for supervised fieldwork and training in areas such as Young Life, local churches, and other institutions, agencies or organizations that are pastoral in nature. Students also benefit from the encouragement and nurturing available from faculty and staff connected to the program and from advisement concerning vocational opportunities. The Youth Ministry Minor requires 21 semester hours consisting of the following listed.

Minor Requirements

The Youth Ministry minor requires 21 credit hours.

Required Courses (12 hours)
RST 101 Introduction to Youth Ministry (3)
RST 202 Youth Ministry Skills II (3)
RST 401 Pastoral Counseling (3)
RST 470 Christian Disciplines (3)

Choose 1 Internship (3 hours)
RST 481 Internship (1-6)
RST 482 Internship (1-6)
RST 483 Internship (1-6)

Electives (6 hours)
REL 101 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
REL 102 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
REL 211 World Religions (3)
REL 212 History of Christianity (3) 
REL 301 Pauline Literature (3)
REL 302 Christian Ethics (3)
REL 312 A Study of the Four Gospels (3)
REL 317 Philosophy of Religion (3)
REL 321 The Apocalypse in Scripture and Society (3)
REL 335 Religion and Film (3)
REL 340 Selected Topics (1-6)
REL 411 Contemporary Theological Thought (3)
REL 423 Medieval Religion and Culture (3)
REL 430 Jesus of Nazareth (3)
REL 440 Selected Topics (1-6)

4 Year Plan

 Checklist to Graduate in 4 years


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Justin Forbes
Director of Youth Ministry Program

Physical Address:
65 Valencia Street
St. Augustine, FL, 32084

Office: 904.826.8644
Fax: 904.824.9389

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