Youth Ministries is a four-year program designed to prepare graduates for productive, innovative and Christ-centered ministry to adolescents in a variety of ministry contexts through adolescent development and identity formation.
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Majors: Educational Ministries: Youth Ministries Track, Bible/Theology
Program Director: Jeffrey D. Riley
Program Learning Outcomes
In addition to meeting the Bible & Theology outcomes the student will acquire proficiency in the following
- MODEL: Consistent modeling of Gospel transformation through personal devotion, obedience and life-style reflecting Kingdom living.
- EQUIP: Equip students for ministry in various contexts to different demographics and culture groups.
- CONTEXTUALIZE: The integration of a sound understanding of Bible and Theology in ministry to effectively reach a target audience within their specific context.
- NURTURE: Exercising care in nurturing faith ownership and service through evangelism and discipleship by intentional relationships and informed pastoral counseling.
- CONSTRUCT: Creating ministry (Christian Education) opportunities, programs and activities that promote faith development and spiritual formation in others.
- LEAD: Influencing and empowering others through servant leadership to encourage Christ-likeness and mobilization for ministry.
- Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Declare intent to pursue a major in Educational Ministries: Youth Ministries Track.
- 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.
- During the fall semester of the junior year, make application for the Youth Ministries internship program.
- Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
- Complete a minimum of 128 semester credit hours.
- A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
- At least 60 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
- Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
- 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 and Worldview (BT 111)
- Biblical Discipleship (BT 116)
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
- Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
- Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
- Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
- Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
- Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
- Theology Seminar (BT 462)
- Biblical Theology Elective
- Bible Book Study Elective
- Chapel (CCS 110)
- Educational Ministries (47 credits)
- Educational Ministries 1 (EM 106)
- Educational Ministries Freshman Field Studies (EM 140)
- Educational Ministries 2 (EM 206)
- Educational Ministries Sophomore Field Studies (EM 240)
- Technology in Ministry (EM 231)
- Introduction to Youth Ministry (EM 260)
- Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)
- Small Group Ministry (EM 320)
- Teaching Bible* (EM 321)
- Teaching Bible Experiential Learning Lab (EM 324)
- Educational Ministries Junior Field Studies (EM 340)
- Ministry Leadership (EM 350)
- Educational Programming in Ministry (EM 410)
- Youth Ministries Internship (EM 497)
- Educational Ministries Electives
- Developmental Psychology (PSY 211)
- Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
- Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
- General Studies (36 credits)
- Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
- Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
- Counseling Foundations (COU 121)
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
- English Composition (ENG 101)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
- Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
- Senior Seminar (FND 410)
- Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
- College Mathematics (MAT 140)
- Apologetics (PHI 350)
- Introduction to Psychology (PSY 111)
- Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242
- Marriage and Family Life (SOC 109)
- Bible/Theology (42 credits)
*meets Bible-Related requirement