The Bachelor of Science in Bible and Theology and Youth Ministries is a four-year program designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the Bible and equip them for effective ministry to youth. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/theology, general education, and educational ministries, specifically youth ministries.
It is our purpose that students are adequately prepared for productive, innovative and Christ centered ministry to adolescents and their families in a variety of professional and ministry contexts.
*meets Bible-Related requirement
Program Director: Mr. Jeff Riley
In addition to meeting the Bible/Theology outcomes the student will acquire proficiency in the following ministry areas:
1. Personal Christian Character
Demonstrate servant leadership by consistent modeling of Christ-like behavior through personal devotion, obedience and life style.
2. Intentional Christian Integration
Effectively integrate the Bible and systematic theology with ministry to youth and their families.
3. Philosophy of Christian Education
Design a ministry plan based on a Christian worldview through the redemptive theme in the biblical and the historical development of the Church
4. Components of Youth Ministry
Interact with the key pieces of the youth ministry environment in the areas of church, family and community for spiritual growth in adolescents.
5. Methodology of Youth Ministry
Demonstrate skill in the various teaching techniques and methodologies of youth ministry.
6. Culture of Modern Youth
Explore the impact of technology, adolescent sociology and secular worldviews in relation to the spiritual development of youth.
7. Pastoral Orientation to Youth Ministry
Promote faith ownership and leadership in adolescents through evangelism and discipleship through intentional guidance and informed counseling.
8. Leadership and Administration
Synthesize a comprehensive plan for youth ministry through the major organizational management components.
9. Professional Development
Recognize the ethical, ministerial, and professional challenges of working with minors and the value of ongoing training.
10. Ministry and Vocational Opportunities
Engage in full time ministry or volunteer leadership roles in a variety of youth ministry contexts with teaching, pastoral and leadership qualities.
Program Admission Requirements
1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
2. Prior to the sophomore year, declare a major in Bible/Theology and Youth Ministries.
3. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Youth Ministries program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application and a reference form from a church leader at the student’s home church. After the application has been received, the Educational Ministries faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
4. During the fall semester of the junior year, make application for the Youth Ministries internship program.
5. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
1. Complete a minimum of 132.5 semester credit hours.
2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
3. At least 67 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (42 credits)
Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
New Testament Survey (BT 106)
Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
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