Searching for the tools to have an effective youth ministry? Worker's Academy is a study course for adults, 22 years of age and older, who are called to youth ministry.
During this course, participants will receive a baseline of youth ministry skills, both theoretical and practical, that are needed to lead and work with youth.
All course study is founded on United Methodist beliefs and are taught by university professors and veteran youth workers.
Academy graduates will have the confidence and understanding to build a healthy, safe ministry grounded in United Methodist tradition in their local churches.
1st Track taken: $1,000.; 2nd Track taken: $750.
Includes: instruction materials, books and meals
Two or more enrolled in the same track, from the same church
(if books are shared): 1st enrolled = 100% fee; 2nd enrolled= 50% fee
Graduates of Youth Worker's Academy will receive: Para-professional youth certification for youth ministry approved by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and; Certificate of Continuing Education from Oklahoma City University; A Certificate of Completion from the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church.
listed below is a sample of what will be covered in each module
Track I All weekend events
- A people of the Book
- Basic beliefs for United Methodist Christians
- Know yourself as a Leader
- Thinking theologically about Youth Ministry
- Youth Culture
- Support, Fellowship, and Networking
- Disciple Making Models
- Order out of Chaos
- Christ-centered Youth Ministry
- Persons called and Gifted in Youth Ministry
- Discipleship Working in the Church
Track II All weekend events. Beginning the fall of 2012
- Bible Study
- The Dark Side of Youth Ministry
- Search Institute Assets
- Leading from Second Chair
- August 2-4
- Dec. 6-8
- Feb. 28-March 2
- April 4-6
- August 1-3
- Dec. 5-7
For more information
Rev. Diana Northcutt, Conference Director of Discipleship
for registration inquires:
Dr. Leslie Long, Dean
Prospectus available upon request.