“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.” ― Dwight L. Moody

Program Purpose

Churches who call a second man to their pastoral staff often want a man who can work effectively with young people and are proficient to serve the church in another area.  Youth Ministries majors will prepare to fill this need by taking one major or two minor proficiencies in addition to their specific youth ministry courses.  Those who choose music as a major emphasis must pass music minor platform evaluations in their primary proficiency.

Program Overview

132 Credit Hours

Bible and Theology ​

45 Credit Hours

General Education

18 Credit Hours


2 Credit Hours


30 Credit Hours

Church Education

38 Credit Hours

Primary Instructors

John Ray

Jamie Muma

Marc Monte

Key Courses

Church Education Ministries

CED 212 | 2 Credit Hours

 A study of the organization and administration of the Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and other children’s ministries in the church…

Methods of Youth Work

CED 211 | 2 Credit Hours

 Focuses on the promotion and direction of youth work in areas such as evangelistic youth rallies, summer camp, clubs, and organizations…

Second Man

CED 411 | 1 Credit Hour

 A study of the place, work, responsibilities, and expectations of the assistant pastor in the youth ministry, music ministry, or other ministry of the local church.

Child & Adolescent Development

EDF 212 | 2 Credit Hours

A survey of childhood and adolescent growth and development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate…

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