What do I teach next?
Do you have a teaching plan for your student ministry? Does each class fit into an over-arching goal of making sure your teens understand what Christianity is – and is not? Do your students who graduate from high school also leave their faith behind? If you find yourself in these questions, this class is for you!
Teaching Theology to Teenagers: Dr. Scott Adair
(3 credit hours)
Class meets 8 a.m. – noon Jan. 7-10 in Colorado Springs at the National Conference on Youth Ministry.
We all have a theology about baptism, but we too often overlook the theology in baptism. This course will teach you how to read Scripture baptismally, and how to teach your students theology through the lens of this ancient, participatory rite.
As adolescents mature physically and emotionally, they are also being shaped spiritually and theologically. A healthy youth ministry needs teachers who can recognize and articulate the essential matters of the Christian faith and pass them down to the next generation. This course will give you the tools to design a curriculum in systematic theology (or catechism) to use with 7th -12th grade students in your ministry setting.
Scott Adair, D.Min. (Fuller Theological Seminary) teaches in the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University. Before he came to Harding, he served as a fulltime youth minister for twelve years in both rural and urban settings. He currently serves part-time at Highway Church of Christ in Judsonia, AR as teaching minister and minister of small groups, where he has been on staff for over 25 years.
How do I participate?
- Current HST students, enroll in course 5859 Teaching Theology to Teenagers for Spring 2019.
- Graduate students at other schools, you may be able to take this course as a student in good standing at another institution for transfer into your program. Email Matt Carter for details and instructions.
- To audit this course, complete an audit registration form found here.