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
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry MacPhee, William R. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
YF518 Ancient-Future Discipleship Donatucci, Raymond A. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 Pasadena
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 Atlanta
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 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
CF505 Teaching the Bible Chung, Michael Summer 2014 Texas
CF538 Adult Discipleship Johnson, Michael S. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
CN504 Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling Roozeboom, William D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
CN504 Family Therapy/Pastoral Counseling Stoop, David A. Summer 2014 Irvine
CN520 Pastoral Counseling Mcbride, Michael G. Summer 2014 Seattle
CN535 Grief, Loss, Death and Dying Roozeboom, William D. Summer 2014 Sacramento
CN546 (Spanish) Familia Hispana/Identidad Cultural Ponton, Marcel O. Fall 2014 Pasadena
CN553 Pastoral Care and Abuse Ryan, Dale S. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Pasadena
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Menlo Park
CN557 Pastoral Care and Addictions Anderson, Shannae T. Fall 2014 Seattle
CN558 Pastoral Care and Sexuality Laaser, Mark R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
CN568 Perspectives: Contemporary Family Drane, Olive F. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
MC500 Church and Mission/Global Fredrickson, Kurt N. Summer 2014 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission/Global Bolger, Ryan K. Summer 2014 Pasadena
MC500 Church and Mission/Global Parchman, Karin E. Summer 2014 Texas
MC500 Church and Mission/Global Dougherty, Traver K. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
TC500 Theology and Culture Drane, John W. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
TC512 Theology and Media Culture Taylor, Barry R. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC515 Topics in Theology/Culture Taylor, Barry R. Summer 2014 Pasadena
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
TC530 Theology and Film Callaway, Kutter D. Summer 2014 Colorado
TC530 Theology and Film Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC549 Theology of General Revelation Johnston, Robert K. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Colorado
TC581 Worship/Theology/Arts Touchstone Johnson, Todd E. and Taylor, W. David Fall 2014 Texas
TC591 Theology/Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Pasadena
TC591 Theology/Arts Capstone Cohort Fee, Maria E. Fall 2014 Menlo Park
YF502 Leadership in Youth Ministry MacPhee, William R. Summer 2014 Fuller Online
YF518 Ancient-Future Discipleship Donatucci, Raymond A. Fall 2014 Fuller Online
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 Pasadena
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 Atlanta
YF519 Adolescent Faith Longevity Powell, Kara E. Fall 2014 Sacramento

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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