M.A. in Educational Studies
(Youth Ministries Studies Major)
Degree Requirement: 60 Credit Hours
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. In addition to meeting the Providence Seminary mission and purpose, this major will enable graduates to:
1. Discern the call of God for their lives
2. Understand the nature of the adolescent transition
3. Engage in youth ministry as practical theology
4. Build a youth ministry program based on contextual perspective
5. Develop programs that prioritize the safety of the participants
6. Learn introductory skills for effective counseling
This degree 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.
Graduates are employed in churches, educational institutions, youth agencies, para-church organizations, and other Christian ministries.