Continuing Education Certificate in Youth Ministries

The Continuing Education Certificate in Youth Ministries is a program of study designed to provide the college graduate or career-interruption student the opportunity for intensive study in Bible/theology and youth ministries.

Award: Continuing Education Certificate
Emphasis: Youth Ministries
Program Director: Jeffrey D. Riley

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will

  1. Basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian theology.
  2. Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  3. Develop knowledge and skills in youth ministry.
  4. Develop basic pastoral administration and leadership skills.

Program Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 33/34 credit hours.
  2. Maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and receive a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  4. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (18 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Biblical Discipleship (BT 116)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
  • Educational Ministries (12/13 credits)
    • Educational Ministries 1 (EM 106)
    • Introduction to Youth Ministry (EM 260)
    • Educational Ministries Electives (5/6 credits)
    • Church Leadership and Practice (BT 450)
    • Marriage and Family Life (EM 109)
    • Women’s Ministry (EM 225)
    • Technology in Ministry (EM 231)
    • Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)
    • Small Group Ministry (EM 320)
    • Ministry Leadership (EM 350)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1 (ICS 104)
  • General Studies
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120) 2 units

33/34 credit hours

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