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School of Religion to Require “Games” Class for Youth Ministry Degree

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.”

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