Masters in Youth Ministry
What is the Youth Ministry degree?
The program requires intensive study in the specialized field of youth ministry. If you desire an academic program which will enable you to develop the competencies needed for an effective ministry to youth in both local and para-church settings, this degree is for you!
Program Director and Administrative Assistant
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry
Director, MA Youth Ministry Program
Secretary, M.A. Youth Ministry Program
Description of Program
The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree is a professional program designed to equip men and women with competencies needed for an effective ministry to youth and young adults in local church and para-church settings. The program is focused on teaching, evangelizing, discipling, and counseling adolescents.
The MA in Youth Ministry requires intensive study in the specialized field of youth ministry. The graduate of the MA in Youth Ministry is competent to:
- Develop, direct, and evaluate youth ministry programs in the local church and other targeted areas with both professional and theological competency
- Recruit, nurture, and disciple youth in Christian service and vocation
- Recruit, nurture, and disciple adult youth leaders
- Develop the ability to reflect constructively and theologically upon the content and process of youth ministry
- Serve in a variety of vocations, such as youth pastor, dormitory dean, local church youth leader, conference youth director, academy bible teacher, and guidance counselor
Students who seek ordination or plan to serve in general pastoral or church leadership positions should consider, as an alternative, the Master of Divinity program as stipulated by North American Division policy (L 05 05 and L 05 15). The Master of Divinity program also has an emphasis in Youth Ministry.
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- Admission Requirements
- Degree Requirements
- Transfer Credits
- Field Practicum
- Credit Through Learning in Professional Experience
- Thesis Option
- Certification for Teaching