Youth, Family, and Culture

All too often, youth are separated from adults in our culture. In ministry, in school, in public, and even at home, we often distance ourselves from one another. What does this mean for our youth, families, communities, and churches?

This is one of the questions you'll delve into as part of the practical theological training we offer at Fuller. You'll learn from faculty who are renowned authors, speakers, and researchers in the field of youth and culture--ministers who continue to lead the way for the future of youth ministry.

How will you re-imagine, reiterate, and reinforce the gospel for today's youth and their families?

Featured Faculty

Click to watch the video with Chap Clark, Professor and Chair of Youth, Family, and Culture.
Youth Family and Culture Masters Degree Emphasis at Fuller Theological Seminary - Video

Curriculum Requirements

To earn an emphasis in Youth, Family, and Culture*, the student must fulfill the emphasis requirements (20 units) listed below:

Required Courses (8 units):

YF500 Foundation of Youth Ministry or YF501 Introduction to Youth Ministry
YF503 Youth Outreach and Evangelism

Choose Two (8 units):

Any Youth, Family, and Culture course (YF)

Choose One (4 units):

Any Christian Formation and Discipleship course (CF)

Any Pastoral Counseling course (CN)

Any Church Growth course (MC)

Any Theology and Culture course (TC)

Any Youth, Family, and Culture course (YF)

Scheduled Courses

Required Courses (8 units):

YF500 or YF501, YF503

The following scheduled classes fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
YF500 Foundation of Youth Ministry Clark, CR Winter 2015 Pasadena/Menlo Park/Northwest Live
YF503 Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations Draffin, SM Winter 2015 Fuller Online
YF503 Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations Clark, CR Spring 2015 Pasadena/Orage County/Seattle

Choose Two (8 units):

Any YF

The following scheduled classes fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
YF504 Introduction to Family Ministry Alston, CA Winter 2015 Texas
YF521 Youth and Family Ministry in a Culture of Digital Relationships Howell, BG Spring 2015 Sacramento

Choose One (4 units):

Any CF, Any CN, Any MC, Any TC, Any YF

The following scheduled classes fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
CN504 Family Therapy and Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, WD Winter 2015 Pasadena
CN535 Grief, Loss, Death, and Dying Roozeboom, WD Spring 2015 Pasadena
CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse Ryan, DS Spring 2015 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in Global Context Dougherty, T Winter 2015 Fuller Online
MC527 Discipleship in Missions (May 4-8) Ramirez-Johnson, J Spring 2015

Pasadena

TC515 Understanding Popular Music: South by Southwest Taylor BR., Risdon SN Winter 2015 Hybrid, Austin TX
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Yang, SE Winter 2015 Fuller Online
TC588 Theology, Film, and Culture: Engaging Independent Films Callaway, KD Winter 2015 Hybrid, Park City UT
TC509 Theology and Pop Culture Taylor, BR Spring 2015 Pasadena
TC521 Theology and Contemporary Literature Johnston, RK Spring 2015 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, RK Spring 2015 Menlo Park/Arizona Live
TC533 Theology and Television Callaway, KD Spring 2015 Pasadena/Atlanta Live
TC562 Dante's Divine Comedy - Medieval Art and Theology Dyrness, WA Spring 2015 Pasadena

Emphasis courses are scheduled on a rotation and may not be available every quarter. For descriptions of courses that fulfill this emphasis, please visit the Academic Catalog.

*New emphasis structure is effective for Fall 2014. For information on your current emphasis track, contact your academic advisor.

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