the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Youth and Family Ministry

The Master of Divinity in Youth & Family Ministry is a professional degree involving selected disciplines in the Billy Graham School and other theological disciplines. Included in the degree program are biblical studies, biblical language studies, theological and historical studies, and discipleship as well as courses in communication, international missions, and team ministry relations. This degree is designed to prepare persons for ministries in discipleship, youth ministry, college ministry, children’s ministry, youth missions and denominational roles in youth ministry as well as with para-church youth ministry organizations and institutional work in youth ministry.

 

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication (if required) (2)
42490 Cooperative Program (2)
Scripture and Interpretation (21 hours)
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 3
Theology and Tradition (15 hours)
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
Ministry and Proclamation (17 hours)
30000 Christian Preaching 1 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
34300 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
35040 Leadership and Family Ministry 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 2
Worldview and Culture (6 hours)
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
28500 Introduction to Christian Philosophy 3
Church Ministries Core (6 hours)
45150 Worldview, Culture, and Discipleship 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
Youth and Family Ministry Studies (24 hours)
41800 Introduction to Youth and Family Minister 3
46000 Youth Ministry and Discipleship 3
46100 Ministry with Adolescents in Crisis 3
46105 Effective Communication to Adolescents 3
46115 Programming and Planning in Youth Ministry 3
46120 Strategies for Campus Outreach in Youth Ministry 3
46135 Team Building in Youth Ministry 3
46260 Youth Ministry and the Family 3
BGS Applied Ministry: 44920 (2 hours)
M.Div. Core 56
Church Ministries Core 6
Youth Ministry Studies/Field Education 26
Total (88)
Elementary Hebrew (if required) 3
Elementary Greek (if required) 3
Written Communication (if required) 2
See Written Communication Requirement in Academic Section

1Christian Preaching (30000) is reserved for men. Women will substitute The Ministry of Teaching Practicum (45450).

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.