Campus Ministry – YOUT 350

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A study of the history and strategy of reaching youth through the campus structure. Attention is given to the basic workings of the campus social system and the methods used in reaching it with the gospel.

Prerequisites

YOUT 201

Rationale

Important to the role of the youth leader is his or her ability to evangelize and disciple youth through the local public school campus. This course will provide the youth ministry student with the proper direction towards becoming a well-adjusted, confident individual in dealing with outreach techniques on the public school campus. This course will enhance the future educational development of the youth leader and equip him or her to be a more effective leader of a local church or Christian youth organization whose focus is campus ministry.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the foundational dynamics and rationale of the campus ministry model.
  2. Identify the most common methodological structures for evangelizing and discipling on the public school campus.
  3. Identify the basic workings of a student community social system.
  4. Evaluate the relationship of a student community social system to other significant cultures.
  5. Apply campus ministry methodology.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations (MLO: A, B, C, D)

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Group Discussion Board Forums (4)

For this collaborative discussion board, the instructor will place the student into a group at the beginning of the course. The student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student will reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads within the assigned group. Each reply must be at least 100 words. (MLO: B, C, E)

Legal Cases Paper

The student will locate 3 legal cases that involve public schools and write a report of each case that includes the following subtitles: Introduction, Summary, Personal Response, Ministry Implications, and Conclusion. The report of each case must be 1–2 pages, and the total length of the paper must not exceed 5 pages. Each case must have at least 1 citation. The paper must be in current Turabian format and must be submitted through SafeAssign. (MLO: C, E)

Book Summaries (2)

The student will write 2 book summaries that are 2–3 pages each. These will be based on the You Lost Meand Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture texts. Each summary must be in current Turabian format and include at least 1 citation. (MLO: A, B, C, D)

Student Conversation/Interview Paper


The student will talk with or interview 3 adolescents in middle or high school. Emphasis must be on ministry applications. Each conversation/interview will be summarized, including a brief profile and possibly a bio of each adolescent. The paper must be 2–3 pages. (MLO: C, D, E)

School Board Meeting Reaction Paper

The student will attend a school board meeting in his or her local school system and will then write a 3–4-page reaction paper based on his or her observations. (MLO: C, D, E)

Campus Ministry Strategy Paper

The student will develop a specific philosophy of campus ministry and write a 7–8-page paper that states the purpose of a campus ministry and how it can assist in the student’s overall philosophy. (MLO: A, B, D, E)

Test

The student will complete an open-book/open-notes test based on the LectureText to Accompany Campus Ministry. The student will have 1 hour to complete 23 true/false and fill-in-the-blank questions. (MLO: A, B, C, D)