Many children and youth first hear God’s call while at a camp or retreat. But some of these campers will have never been to church, nor do they expect to go to a college with a campus ministry. Are you equipped and ready to help...

This is a new course for all who are interested in exploring mainly contemporary art from a variety of sources including the UK's prestigious Methodist Modern Art Collection. The course writer is Sarah Middleton, a freelance arts educator, Methodist Local Preacher and co-author of the...

“John and Charles Wesley and the early Methodists understood the importance of Christian community, lay leadership in ministry, small groups and mutual accountability, and supporting the work of Christian formation. Faith was increased, hope confirmed, and persons perfected in love by the system of small...

The Methodist Class Leader, a new online course from the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary, examines the historic significance and contemporary relevance of class leaders, a role essential to the success of early Methodism and an effective means of nurturing discipleship. The...

SMIN 596 and SMIN 597 Practicum in Specialized Ministry Part I and Part II. The practicum involves real work experience in a ministerial setting. Established practicum settings include working at the United Methodist reporter and the campus ministries office on the main campus of Southwestern...

SMIN 530 Theology of Youth Ministry. A survey of root convictions regarding the action of God in the lives of young people. The course will follow the standard systematic categories in theology and challenge students to consider how content in each category gives shape to...

SMIN 531 Ethical Issues in Youth Ministry. A survey of legal and ethical concerns affecting youth leaders: boundary awareness, sexual ethics, counseling referral, rights to privacy, crisis response and management. This course will take a case study approach.This course will take a case studies approach....

SMIN 532 Faith and Formation in Developing Adults. A study of the relationship between psychological development and doctrines of the Christian life as they apply to youth and developing young adults. The course will cover topics such as entry into the Christian faith, the role...

SMIN 533 Program Design and Development in the Local Church. An introduction to and practice in designing and developing a youth ministry in the local church. Attention will be paid to context (i.e. urban, rural, suburban and geographic or regional characteristics), theology of youth ministry,...

If you know it’s important to study God’s Word, and you want to read your Bible faithfully, but sometimes you just don’t know how or where to begin… If you sometimes wish you knew how to go about understanding what you are reading in more detail… Or...

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