Department Mission

To prepare graduates for productive, innovative, and Christ-centered ministry to adolescents and their families in a variety of professional and ministry contexts.

Programs of Study

Points of Distinction

  • Youth Ministries and Christian Camping at Emmaus are hands-on programs. You’ll receive real-world training that helps you to apply what you are learning in the classroom.
  • Our students purpose to integrate classroom training while working with youth and their families in both programs.
  • Specific attention is giving to knowing the needs of modern culture and developing biblically-based strategies to meet those needs.

Vocational Placement Opportunities

There are a variety of ministry opportunities for each discipline. In regards to Youth Ministry, graduates may choose to serve as Youth Directors in a Church, Bible/Worldview Teachers in Christian Schools, Directors for Para-Church Ministries (i.e. Young Life), and Youth Leaders in overseas, urban and military settings or a variety of Staff positions in a Camp context.

The Camping Ministries major primarily prepares graduates to serve as Executive Directors in a Christian Camping setting. Graduates will also be qualified to serve in most all other typical positions in a camp context as well.

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

 2570 Asbury Road
   Dubuque, IA 52001

 (563) 588-8000