Have a desire to learn practical skills to work with youth? See a need in your community for leadership amongst young people?
The Master of Arts in Educational Studies, Youth Ministries Studies Major is designed to prepare men and women to serve effectively in occupational youth ministry in any church or para-church setting.
This major will enable graduates to:
Discern the call of God for their lives
Understand the nature of the adolescent transition
Engage in youth ministry as practical theology
Build a youth ministry program based on contextual perspective
Develop programs that prioritize the safety of the participants
Learn introductory skills for effective counseling
The degree requirement is 60 credit hours. It provides a foundation in the academic study of the Bible, and explore various forms of youth ministry. Students develop a personal philosophy of youth ministry and will receive practical, culturally-relevant ministry training that will equip them for service in the field. The course of study involves experiential learning, allowing students to study both the theoretical foundations and practical skills of youth ministry.