Senior Integrative Seminar – Youth

Course number: DEPS4119 • Credit hours: 3 hrs


Distance Education Course: A senior integration course that serves as a capstone course to provide a rounded approach to the ministry studied.

Course Description: Integrating the student’s entire college learning, forming a cohesive approach to ministry is the aim of this course. At the same time an examination of effective ministry management skills for developing and maintaining a healthy ministry is a significant concentration of the course. This includes managing time, stress, conflict and programs.

Course Textbooks:
On Becoming a Leader. Warren G. Bennis. Basic Books; Fourth Edition. ISBN: 9780465014088
Youth Ministry that Transforms: A comprehensive analysis of the hopes, frustrations and effectiveness of today’s youth workers. Strommen, Merton, et al. ISBN: 978-0310238201

    Instructor:  Gerry Johnson

Biography: Gerry served in pastoral ministry in Alberta and Ontario. He also served as Director of World Mission Communications for the PAOC, President of Vanguard College, Executive Director of Mission of Mercy and as principal of International Biblical Online Leadership Training (IBOLT). For the past eight years he has served on the pastoral staff of Mill Woods Assembly in Edmonton as Senior Associate of Leadership Advancement. Gerry and his wife Karen have three grown children and five grandchildren. They enjoy Friday ‘date night’ and a refreshing Brown Cow (half milk and half root beer) on a hot summer day.

Education: Diploma in Theology, Vanguard College; Honors M.A. in Leadership and Management, Briercrest Seminary.