CMS-380   Youth Ministry Internship

Students work in a local church or parachurch ministry where they receive an appointment to conduct specific responsibilities in youth ministry related to the education of middle school and/or high school young people. Students will work a minimum of eight hours per week under the supervision of an on-site supervisor and participate in regular seminar meetings conducted by the college youth ministry advisor. Internship experiences will equip the students with the ability to integrate educational theory, and theoretical understandings from related disciplines, with the practice of contemporary church-based youth ministry. Each student will produce a project that demonstrates his or her competency in such learning transfer related to specific aspects of youth ministry experienced in the internship and will also meet with the seminar instructor for an oral evaluation. Prerequisites: junior or senior class level, completion of CMS 374 or Psychology 202, Education 309 or the permission of the instructor.