The minor in Youth Ministries is a program of study designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles of youth ministry. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill elective requirements in a major area of study.

Program Director: Jeffrey D. Riley

Program Learning Outcomes

The student will

  1. Develop an historical framework and Biblical philosophy for Christian education.
  2. Acquire a fundamental knowledge and methodology of youth ministry.
  3. Become acquainted with the uniqueness of adolescent development and how to reach them.
  4. Develop basic pastoral administration and leadership skills.

Youth Ministries Minor Requirements

  • Educational Ministries 1 (EM 106)
  • Technology in Ministry (EM 231)
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry (EM 260)
  • Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)
  • Teaching Bible (EM 321)
  • Ministry Leadership (EM 350)
  • Educational Ministries Elective

20 credit hours

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