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0.4 CEU

Urban Youth Ministries

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to provide strategies to educate pastors, leaders, and laity to effectively minister to African American boys and men in an urban environment.

What do I need to know?

After watching the videos, completing course learning materials, completing the learning activities, and taking short multiple choice quizzes, you’ll earn 0.4 continuing education units (CEU) and a training certificate.

What will I learn in this course?

By the end of this course you will understand the importance and dynamics of storytelling. Recognize the challenges facing the urban youth, and the feelings of young people. Understand how to deescalate common church conflicts. Analyze the complex environment and family factors in a youth’s life. Evaluate what support groups are essential to fostering success with your youth program. Understand the skills to effectively reach and minister to African American Boys and Men, as well as current statistics that impact African American Boys and Men.

About the Instructor

Pastor Jason C. North holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education from Oakwood University and a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry from Andrews University. Pastor North has a background in teaching and campus chaplaincy on elementary and high school levels. He has also pastored several churches and is currently serving as the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director for the Lake Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Pastor North has a wealth of knowledge and experience with working and growing youth groups within the Adventist context as well as working with church leadership in supporting Youth Ministry. Pastor North has a passion for authentically sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and empowering, equipping, and igniting young people to pursue their God given passion. His goal is to reach the world, reclaim the lost, and restore the image of Jesus Christ through the transformational power of the Holy Spirit.


8 months ago
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9 months ago
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The lessons are very informative. tThey also give a picture of the things our young people are going through.

a year ago
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The information was great. When taking the course, make sure you pay close attention to the fill in the blank questions on the quiz and spell your words correctly.

2 years ago
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Little Trouble on one of the quizzes but great content !

2 years ago
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Really helpful information, very informative, presentations were on point - should be able to go back and review the courses after completion - though this is specific to North America - there is much that is relevant and can be used in ministry here in t... Read More

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