Application Deadline is September 10, 2013
Doctor of Ministry degree in Youth, Family and Culture offers doctoral
level training and exposure with an emphasis on theological discovery
and practical application. With this cohort, you will be led into the
most significant training in youth and family ministry on the planet.
Whether you are a college professor, a denominational leader, a camp
director, or a youth pastor, this cohort is designed for you. Be part
of rethinking and reshaping youth and family ministry for future
generations."Chap Clark, PhD
D.Min. degree program in Youth, Family, & Culture utilizes the
cohort format. You attend a two-week seminar for three consecutive
years with the same group of ministry professionals who share your
heart for youth and family ministry. Limiting the class to 24 students
affords you the opportunity to be personally mentored by Dr. Chapman R.
Clark and other noted youth and family ministry leaders. While earning
your doctorate, you grow together with others as a learning community.
Major Themes Covered…
- Theology and Strategic Issues of Youth and Family Ministry
- Psychological Development of Adolescents
- Developing the Spirituality of Adolescents
- Emerging Models of Youth and Family Ministry
- Youth and Family Ministry: An Integrated Approach
Please contact the DMin office for more information on applying: email: email@example.com phone: 800.999.9578.
Clark is Professor of Youth, Family, & Culture and is the Director
of Fuller's Youth Ministry Programs. "Chap" is that rare individual who
combines extensive youth and family ministry experience and passion
with academic study. Apart from his work at Fuller he has also taught
at Denver Seminary and has more than 20 years in ministry, including 15
years with Young Life. During his years as area and regional director
for Young Life, he innovatively reached out to young people and their
families through weekly clubs and camps and recruited and trained staff
members in cooperation with local churches. He has also served on the
pastoral team of Glendale Presbyterian Church. Chap is the author of
numerous books, including Next Time I Fall in Love, The Youthworker's
Handbook to Family Ministry, Daughters and Dads, From Father to Son,
Starting Right, and Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers. Chap
is committed to further equipping men and women who recognize the
Church's mandate to reach young people in the name of Christ.
Mindy Coates Smith currently serves as the Co-Director of Youth Discipleship at Bel Air Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles where she has been on staff for eight years. Mindy has a passion for children, youth and families. Her previous experience includes her education at the University of Arizona (BA in Elementary Education and letter-winner in the sport of Track & Field) and Fuller Theological Seminary (MAT and D.Min.), as well as youth ministry positions in the camp and campus contexts. Mindy regularly speaks to students and parents in her role at Bel Air and at schools and non-profit organizations in Los Angeles. She serves as a Sticky Faith Coach with the Fuller Youth Institute and has been published in FYI’s E-Journal. Mindy and her husband RO reside in Beverly Hills, CA. Mindy deeply cares about issues of social justice, is an advocate for education and cares deeply for the children and youth of Los Angeles.