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Jay L. Sedwick

Department Chair and Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership

BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1984; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1989; MA, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996; PhD, 2003.

Dr. Sedwick has over thirty years of youth ministry experience and serves on the board of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators and currently serves as president of the board for the Society of Professors in Christian Education. He has four children, guaranteeing a youth laboratory in his house for many years to come. An ordained minister who teaches youth at a large Dallas-area church, Dr. Sedwick is also a popular conference and seminar speaker. His research and teaching interests include youth development, youth culture, biblical education for youth, curriculum design, and legal and financial issues in ministry.

Jay L. Sedwick
FAB 111
  • EML101 - Introduction to Educational Ministries and Leadership
  • EML103 - Teaching Process
  • EML210 - Designing Biblical Instruction
  • EML325 - Legal & Financial Issues in Ministry
  • EML415 - Church Ministries with Youth
  • EML430 - Programming for Youth Ministries
  • EML445 - Young Adult Ministry
  • EML510 - Sem Child, Youth, & Fam Problems
  • EML615 - Role of Associate in Ministry
  • EML620 - Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: MinistrySafe Certification Training
  • DM103 - Applied Research Project
  • DM375-4 - Curriculum Design
  1. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "To Release or Not to Release." Morf , no. 7 (2013). 4.
  2. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Many Students, Many Methods: Teaching to Connect with Kids' Various Learning Styles." YouthWorker Journal 28, no. 4 (2012). 41.
  3. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Heteroflexible: The Katy Perry Phenomenon." The Naked Truth-The New Sexuality in Youth Ministry 74 (2008). 10-11.
  4. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Teaching Students Today." Leading Student Ministry (2007). 32-34.
  5. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Learning Styles: Helping Students Shine." Leading Student Ministry (2006). 28-31.
  6. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Cheating: Anything Can Be Done." Leading Student Ministry (2006). 26-29.
  7. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "The Bible on Jesus: Lesson 1." Christ: The Basis of Faith (2005).
  8. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Jesus Loves Me This I Know: Lesson 39." Christ: The Basis of Faith (2005).
  9. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Surprise Converts: Lesson 40." Christ: The Basis of Faith (2005).
  10. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "A Comparison of Three Data Collection Survey Modes among Southern Baptist Youth Workers: Group-Administered, E-Mail/Web, and Mail." Journal of Youth Ministry (2004). 35-46.
  11. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Body Art." Youth Ministry Update (1998). 1-2.
  12. Sedwick, Jr., Jay L., "Interview—The Future is Now: Youth Ministers on the Potential and Place of Students in the Church." Worship Leader (1997). 30-33.

Academic Interests

  • Youth ministry
  • Legal/financial issues
  • Learning theory
  • Curriculum design

Personal Interests

  • Racquetball
  • Traveling
  • Watching my children play sports