Christian Youth Ministry Degree | Social Ministry Degree
Bachelor of Arts
Youth/Social Ministry Degree Overview
The mission of the Christian youth ministry major is to equip men and women to enter non-traditional ministry roles in cities, campuses, prisons, and group homes in order to holistically win and disciple the poor, hurting, and hungry. This is not a social worker’s degree, but an opportunity to minister in such organizations as Family Hope Services and Chuck Colson’s Prison Fellowship.
Christian Ministry Department
The Christian Ministry Department exists to equip men and women as leaders to make disciples at all age levels. Matthew 28:19-20 provides the mandate to prepare vocational leaders for the local church and church-related ministries. The core of our education is biblical studies with a variety of options for leaders to make healthy disciples and healthy churches. Leadership, preaching, evangelism, counseling, and discipleship ministries are common threads in every major. An intensive internship during the junior year provides practical ministry experience.
With each major, students may select a minor or integrative electives in consultation with their academic advisor. Majors offered through the Christian Ministry Department (Pastoral Leadership, Child and Family Ministry, Discipleship Ministries, Youth Ministry, and Youth/Social Ministry) are designed to prepare pastors, Christian educators, children’s ministry directors, youth pastors, camp directors, missionaries and prekindergarten directors.