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.
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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 Foundations of Youth Ministry Coates-Smith, Mindy R. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry MacPhee, William R. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
YF503 Youth Outreach and Evangelism Anagnostis, Sophie M. Winter 2014 Fuller Online

Choose Two (8 units):

Any YF

The following scheduled classes fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
YF500 Foundation of Youth Ministry Coates-Smith, Mindy R. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry MacPhee, William R. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
YF503 Youth Outreach and Evangelism Anagnostis, Sophie M. Winter 2014 Fuller Online
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 N Calif (Sacramento)
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Pasadena
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Peachtree (Atlanta)
YF521 Marr/Fam Min/Digital Culture Howell, Bradley G. Spring 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)

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
CF531 Educacion Cristiana/Diverisdad (Spanish) Garcia-Johnson, Oscar A. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
CF531 Educacion Cristiana/Diversidad (Spanish) Garcia-Johnson, Oscar A. Spring 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)
CF531 Educacion Cristiana/Diversidad (Spanish) Garcia-Johnson, Oscar A. Spring 2014 Texas (Houston)
CN504 Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, William D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
CN520 Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, William D. Winter 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)
CN520 Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, William D. Winter 2014 Pasadena
CN520 Pastoral Counseling Spidell, Joseph S. Winter 2014 Texas (Houston)
CN535 Luto, Duelo y Muerte (Spanish) Anabalon, Pablo Spring 2014 Pasadena
CN535 Grief, Loss, Death and Dying Faculty, Theology Spring 2014 Pasadena
CN535 Grief, Loss, Death and Dying Symonette, Lonzie M. Spring 2014 CO (Colorado Springs)
CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse Ryan, Dale S. Spring 2014 Pasadena
CN558 Pastoral Care and Sexuality Laaser, Mark R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
CN568 Perspectives: Contemporary Family Drane, Olive F. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
TC500 Theology and Culture Taylor, Barry R. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC515 Understanding Popular Music Taylor, Barry R. Winter 2014 Non-Campus
TC515 Topics in Theology/Culture Taylor, Barry R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Dyrness, William A. Winter 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)
TC516 Theology, Worship, and Art Dyrness, William A. Winter 2014 Pasadena
TC518 Calling: Christian Vocation Jacobsen, Eric O. Spring 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
TC518 Calling: Christian Vocation Jacobsen, Eric O. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC521 Theology and Contemporary Lit Basselin, Timothy J. Winter 2014 Fuller Online
TC521 Teologia y Literature Hispana (Spanish) Garcia-Johnson, Oscar A. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Barsotti, Catherine M. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2013 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Vincent, Elizabeth C. Winter 2014 N Calif (Sacramento)
TC552B Theology/Pacific NW Culture Kaemingk, Matthew J. Winter 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
TC565 Worship and Culture Johnson, Todd E. Spring 2014 Pasadena
TC588 Engaging Independent Films Callaway, Kutter D. Winter 2014 IYM
TC590 Theology/Arts Project Cohort Fee, Maria Winter 2014 Pasadena
YF500 Foundation of Youth Ministry Coates-Smith, Mindy R. Spring 2014 Fuller Online
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry MacPhee, William R. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
YF503 Youth Outreach and Evangelism Anagnostis, Sophie M. Winter 2014 Fuller Online
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 N Calif (Sacramento)
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Northwest (Seattle)
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Pasadena
YF504 Intro to Family Ministry Clark, Chapman R. Spring 2014 Peachtree (Atlanta)
YF521 Marr/Fam Min/Digital Culture Howell, Bradley G. Spring 2014 N Calif (Menlo Park)

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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