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

Choose Two (8 units):

Any YF

The following scheduled classes fulfill this emphasis requirement.

Course Number Course Title Faculty Term Location
YF521 Youth and Family Ministry in a Culture of Digital Relationships Howell, BG Summer 2015 Pasadena
YF506 Urban Youth Ministry Hodge, DR Summer 2015 Fuller Online
YP519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, KE Fall 2015

Pasadena,

Orange County (Irvine);

Northwest (Seattle) - LIVE!

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
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context Fredericks, K Summer 2015 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission in a Global Context McNichols, H Summer 2015

Arizona (Phoenix);

Bay Area (Menlo Park) - LIVE!

TC531 Postmodern Theology, Film, and Youth Culture Taylor, BR Summer 2015 Pasadena
TC517 Theological Methods for Worship and the Arts Johnson, TE Summer 2015 Brehm: New York, New York
TC518

Calling: The History, Theology, and Experience of

Christian Vocation

Jacobsen, EO

Savidge, D

Summer 2015

Brehm: New York, New York

TC500 Theology and Culture Sherman, SB Summer 2015 Orange County (Irvine)
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, KD Summer 2015 Fuller Online
CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse Ryan, DS Fall 2015 Fuller Online
MC539 Evangelism in Cultural Contexts Sunquist, SW Fall 2015

Pasadena;

Arizona (Phoenix);

Texas (Houston) - LIVE!

TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, RK Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC560 Theology and Culture Seminar

Dryness, WA

Callaway, KD

Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC581 Worship, Theology, and the Arts Touchstone Johnston, TE Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC591 Theology and the Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, ME Fall 2015 Pasadena
TC500 Theology and Culture Kaemingk, MJ Fall 2015

Bay Area (Menlo Park);

Northwest (Seattle) - LIVE!

TC500 Theology and Culture Faculty Fall 2015 Fuller Online

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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