Jay L. Sedwick

Dr. Sedwick has over forty years of youth ministry experience combined with twenty-two years of faculty service. He serves on the board of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators and has served as president of the board for the Society of Professors in Christian Education. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board for World Link Ministries, an evangelistic, church planting, and pastoral training ministry around the world. 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’s Journal Articles

  • “To Release or Not to Release.” Morf (7). 2013. 4.
  • “Many Students, Many Methods: Teaching to Connect with Kids’ Various Learning Styles.” YouthWorker Journal (28:4). 2012. 41.
  • “Heteroflexible: The Katy Perry Phenomenon.” The Naked Truth-The New Sexuality in Youth Ministry (74). 2008. 10-11.
  • “Teaching Students Today.” Leading Student Ministry 2007. 32-34.
  • “Learning Styles: Helping Students Shine.” Leading Student Ministry 2006. 28-31.
  • “Cheating: Anything Can Be Done.” Leading Student Ministry 2006. 26-29.
  • “The Bible on Jesus: Lesson 1.” Christ: The Basis of Faith 2005.
  • “Jesus Loves Me This I Know: Lesson 39.” Christ: The Basis of Faith 2005.
  • “Surprise Converts: Lesson 40.” Christ: The Basis of Faith 2005.
  • “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.
  • “Body Art.” Youth Ministry Update 1998. 1-2.
  • “Interview—The Future is Now: Youth Ministers on the Potential and Place of Students in the Church.” Worship Leader 1997. 30-33.

Jay L. Sedwick’s Contributions

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Cultural Engagement: Ministry in a #MeToo Culture

Dr. Jay Sedwick, chair of the Educational Ministries and Leadership Department, talks with Mr. Gregory Love…
October 4, 2018
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Emerging Adolescence and the Church

Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies,…
July 5, 2016
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Youth Week Overview

Dr. Jay Sedwick, Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, summarizes Youth Week and contributes insight into…
September 18, 2015
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Reaching Millennials in a Shifting World

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Matlock discuss millennials, focusing on how…
September 8, 2015
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Understanding Millennials in a Shifting World

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Matlock discuss millennials, focusing on the…
September 1, 2015
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Chapel: Emerging Adolescence and the Church

Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies,…
January 13, 2015
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Ministering to 13 to 34 year olds

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Mark Matlock discuss emerging adulthood, focusing…
July 8, 2014
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How Emerging Adulthood Affects the Church

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Dr. Jay Sedwick and Mark Matlock discuss emerging adulthood, focusing…
July 1, 2014
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The Grooming Process of Sexual Abusers

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Greg Love and Dr. Jay Sedwick discuss sexual abuse in…
June 10, 2014
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Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse at Church

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Bock, Greg Love and Dr. Jay Sedwick discuss sexual abuse in…
June 3, 2014

Emerging Adolescence and the Church

Dr. Darrell Bock, Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies,…
April 30, 2014

God is in Control

Dr. Jay Sedwick, Professor of Christian Education at DTS, talks out of Romans 8:28 about how…
July 10, 2013

Faculty Forum: Representing Christ in a Pluralistic World

Drs. Bock, Anderson, and Sedwick discuss the challenge of representing Christ well while engaging a pluralistic…
October 3, 2008
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