Continuing Education Certificate in Youth Ministries

Bible & Ministry Department


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.

Continuing Education Certificate
Time to Complete
1 Year
Program Director
Jeffrey 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 (15 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Biblical Discipleship (BT 116)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • 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 (ICS 104)
General Studies (3 credits)
  • Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)