Youth Ministry Training Program
Ministry Training Program
It is the goal of the Youth Ministry Training Program (YMTP) to equip students with the skills necessary for the integration of youth as full partners in the life of the church congregation. The Youth Ministry Training Program is based upon an apprenticeship model of pre-professional education. Rooted in historical Christian practices such as hospitality, discernment, and forgiveness, YMTP students participate in church settings while simultaneously learning in classroom settings.
The YMTP curriculum combines three areas of study. Theological
Foundations courses provide students with the liberal arts background
necessary to engage seminary studies in youth ministry. Christian
Vocations courses enable students to draw closer connections
between their personal identity, their vocational interests,
and their faith commitments. Youth Ministry courses provide a
holistic understanding and theology of youth, Christian education,
human development, faith formation, and Christian practices.
Most of these courses are offered on the campus of Christian
Theological Seminary, providing undergraduate students the opportunity
to study with graduate students in a seminary setting.