Youth Ministries

Program Purpose

Churches who call a second man to their pastoral staff often want a man who can work effectively with young people and also fill another area of service in the church. The Youth Ministries major prepares young men to fill this need by requiring thirty credits in one major or two minor proficiencies in addition to their 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

*Also available as an Associates Degree

Bible and Theology ​

45 Credit Hours

General Education

18 Credit Hours


2 Credit Hours


30 Credit Hours

Church Education

38 Credit Hours

Key Courses

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…

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…

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.

EDF 212 | 2 Credit Hours

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

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