MAYM Curriculum

Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM)

Course of Study (42 hours)

 
Core (24 hours)
General (6 hours)

YMN 6320 – Youth Ministry and Leadership
YMN 5300 – Research and Writing

Biblical and Theological (9 hours)***

BIB 5391 – Biblical Interpretation
BIB 53XX – Advanced Bible (Old Testament)
BIB 53XX – Advanced Bible (New Testament)
YMN 6380 – Youth Ministry and Theology

Practical (9 hours)

YMN 5370 – Church and Personal Financial Management
YMN 6340 – Ministering to Youth and Their Families
YMN 6390 – Advanced Youth Ministry

Internship (6 hours)

YMN 6261 – Youth Ministry in Multicultural Settings
YMN 6262 – Crisis Management/Intervention
YMN 6263 – Local Church Youth Ministry
YMN 6264 – Youth Ministry in Urban Settings
YMN 6265 – Youth Ministry in Camp/Retreat/Recreation Settings
YMN 6266 – Youth Ministry in Suburban Settings
YMN 6267 – Youth Ministry in Rural Settings
YMN 6268 – Youth Ministry in Parachurch Settings
*Internships available every semester; each is worth two hours.

Electives (12 hours)

YMN 5310 – Philosophical Foundations for Youth Ministry
YMN 5350 – Survey of Youth Education
YMN 6305 – Evangelizing/Discipling the 21st Century Teen
YMN 6330 – Adolescent Development
YMN 6335 – Counseling Youth and Their Families
YMN 6370 – Youth Ministry Institute
YMN 6375 – Researching Youth Culture
YMN 6385 – Communicating with Youth Audiences
YMN 6395 – The Youth Minister’s Personal World
PTH 5311 – Baptist Identity**
PTH 5331 – History of Christianity**

**Baptist Students who receive Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT and who have not taken a substantial undergraduate course emphasizing Baptist distinctives and polity must take PTH 5311. In addition students who receive Ministerial Financial Aid from the BGCT and who have not taken a substantial undergraduate course in church history must take PTH 5331.

***Students who have not taken an undergraduate course in Biblical Interpretation must take BIB 5391 and 3 additional hours of Bible. Students who have taken the equivalent undergraduate hermeneutics course should choose 3 hours each of Old Testament and New Testament.