Introduction to Youth Ministry

Course number: DEPS1105 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: Explore contemporary youth ministry models with accompanying roles and responsibilities for modern youth leader.

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the learner with an overview of contemporary youth ministry in the church and para-church settings. Students will become familiar with a variety of models of youth ministry as well as the various roles and responsibilities of youth pastors. This course is introductory in nature and serves as a foundation for further studies or volunteering in a youth ministry.

Course Textbooks:
Reaching a Generation for Christ. 
Richard Dunn and Mark Senter III. Moody, 1997. ISBN: 0802493483

    Instructor:  Tyson Howells

Biography: Tyson has been involved in youth ministry in one form or another since 1999.  This has included one year discipleship programs, youth pastoring and teaching youth ministry at Vanguard College.  Currently one of his highlights is running a new junior high program in the church he pastors.  In all of these different context the goal has been the same; introducing people to Jesus and seeing them become more like Jesus.

Education: MA in Christian Studies, ACTS Theological Seminary, BA, Major in Religion, Western Pentecostal Bible College (now Summit).