Missional Youth Ministry? Could that be a nuance on the recent trend of hyphenated expressions of Christianity? Would this simply be another way to re-invigorate ministry to youth? Maybe it is nothing more than capitalizing on the most recent buzzword to stir interest? Not if you are thinking about the issues like Mark Riddle.
Biblical Theological Seminary is offering the course Missional Youth Ministry during the fall semester. It is an online course using the new Biblical LMS (Learning Management System). Mark Riddle will be the facilitator. His recently published book, Inside the Mind of Youth Pastors, serves as catalyst to reshaping the way we think about youth ministry as it relates to the church.
Mark contends there are two models used by churches when it comes to youth ministry. Either a church views youth ministry as something of a surrogate program for which they will hire a youth minister to do youth ministry “on behalf of the church”, or a church owns its youth ministry. “Owns” in the sense the church will hire a youth minister to do ministry with the church. The differences are important. Either a youth minister works for us or works with us.
The course would be good for pastors and church administrators as well as for youth pastors.
Click over and sign up for Missional Youth Ministry at Biblical Theological Seminary (PT 570A Missional Youth Ministry).