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(Offered in cooperation with Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries [SROM], which is accredited by the Association for Experiential Education.)


YOU 5710

Counseling Youth & Families

This course will prepare you to meet the counseling needs of adolescents. You will address such areas as parent-teen relationships,

anxiety, anger, suicide, and substance abuse. The course will give you a framework for utilizing a family systems model and will offer

practical techniques and principles of counseling. (3)

YOU 5750

Camp& Retreat Management

This course will introduce you to the basics of camp and retreat management. Topics will include staff hiring and training, facilities

management, programming, food service, marketing, working with a board of directors, risk management, and accreditation. (3)

YOU 5800

Cross-Cultural Youth Ministry

In this course, you will survey youth ministry approaches in different cultures. You will explore the cross-cultural ministry principles

central to your ministry and will develop a culture-specific ministry vision, strategy, and program. (3)

YOU 5888

Mobilizing Youth Mission Trip

You will study the principles and strategies in designing and leading a short-term overseas trip. Emphasis will be placed on personal

spiritual preparation and cultural sensitivity in spreading the gospel. This course is offered in a missions trip format. (3)

YOU 6436

Wilderness Ministry Professional

You will study the skills necessary for professional leaders in an intensive summer wilderness setting. You will also be focused on the

themes of personal intimacy with Jesus, connecting in unity and oneness with your community, and developing and clarifying a personal

philosophy of wilderness ministry. This course is specifically designed to train you to lead and instruct backpacking and rock climbing

from a Christ-centered worldview. (Offered in cooperation with Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries [SROM],which is accredited by the

Association for Experiential Education.) (3)

YOU 6440

Organization and Administration of Adventure Education

You will study principles and theories of organization and administration used in adventure education leadership. Special attention will

be given to such administrative procedures as personnel and faculty management, developing and maintaining a budget, public

relations, conflict management, risk management, and complete applications of records keeping. (3)

YOU 6535

Programming for Youth Ministries

This course will prepare you for the daily "nuts and bolts" ministry to junior high, senior high, and college students. You will examine

the organization of your ministry, your personal life and schedule, how to build a team ministry, and how to organize and lead retreats

and camp experiences. (3)

YOU 6600

Applied Adventure Education

You will explore principles and experience the biblical foundations, contemporary expressions, and soft skills of effective leadership.

You will be trained in character development, problem solving, group relational navigation, conflict/emergency management, non-verbal

assessments, and coping with weaknesses, failure, and limitations. (3)