Minor in Youth Ministries

Bible & Ministry Department


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 Type
Total Credits
Program Director
Jeffrey 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.
Program 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
One of the ways that Emmaus positively impacted me was through the many leadership opportunities I was given. I was encouraged to step outside of my comfort zone in order to grow and to learn to lead like Christ in humility.
Graduate Name
Cody Steel, Emmaus Admissions Counselor