In Ministry to Children & Youth, Shean Phillips and Tim Gerber layout a theological foundation for ministry to adolescents and their families. More than simply providing analysis of programs for children, this course is designed to help the student understand a discipleship process that best functions at home with parents as the primary disciplers and extends into the ministry of the local church. Throughout this course, the speakers will intentionally seek application to both the church and the family and offer the student opportunities to reflect on how to best meet the needs of the families they minister to in their environment. In this course, the presenters will address topics such as:
- The Theology of Family Ministry
- The Spiritual Development of Children
- Cultural Exegesis for Next Generations
- Relationships in Youth Ministry
- Volunteers, Retreats, & Pastoral Relations
- Resources for Ministry to Children, Youth, & Parents
The course presenters share a heart for ministering to families that extends beyond simple programs; more than that, they seek to convey processes that will aid students of this program in developing families that are intentional about discipleship both at home and with the local church body. While this course offers multiple applications in the church body, it will present the student with a greater understanding of the biblical design for family ministry and equip them to develop their own programs and processes to reach families for the cause of Christ.