This program trains students for effective youth ministry within the adolescent subculture by introducing students to developmental characteristics, cultural and sociological influences, ministry philosophies and strategies, teaching methodologies and program planning approaches that are essential to youth ministry.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    Students completing the Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry program will be able to:

    • Devise, discuss and defend a personal philosophy of youth ministry that is both biblically formulated, developmentally appropriate and socially and culturally sensitive.
    • Possess basic people-helping skills necessary to assist adolescents and their families in problem solving and decision-making.
    • Have gained interpersonal skills for leadership in small and large group settings.
    • Effectively teach the Scriptures to adolescents, making use of sound exegetical and hermeneutical principles.

    Future Ministry Possibilities

    Full-time national and international church youth ministries and positions in parachurch organizations


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      Olivia's passion for young people led her to Moody Bible Institute, where she is active in youth ministry outside the classroom.