Jillian Crumb, Lee Alum and Youth Ministries graduate, gets passed through an obstacle by her youth group during an icebreaker.
Lee University’s School of Religion has revised its youth ministry degree program to require REC-405: Intro to Icebreakers under the “specialty area” heading alongside classes like Spiritual Formation and Discipleship and Christian Leadership.
Dr. Terry Cross, Dean of the School of Religion, explained the move: “Recent research has shown that approximately 78% of the average youth minister’s job is to invent, teach, and lead games to occupy teens before and after Bible talks. We are simply trying to prepare our graduates for the real world.”
Reportedly the table brought by Justin Hartfield to class.
Justin Hartfield, a freshman English major, sparked controversy on Monday when he entered his Old Testament class carrying a backpack and a small kitchen table.
“Last week in class, something was just off,” said Hartfield, who is beginning his first semester. “When I went home over the weekend, I finally realized why learning had been so hard.”
Hartfield’s classmates report that he set the table in the back of the class, moved his chair to sit at the table, and waited quietly for class to begin. Dr. Michael Fuller, however, expressed reservations regarding the “unorthodox seating arrangement,” igniting outrage among the 53 students in the class.