Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries
The B.A./B.S. in Youth Ministries is designed to equip and prepare students for comprehensive ministry focused on youth. Both versions of the Youth Ministries degree are designed as comprehensive majors. The difference between the B. A. and the B.S. degrees is the B.A. requires one year of a Biblical or other language, while the B.S. requires An Introduction to Biblical Languages along with an additional computer or science course.
Graduates from this program are expected to serve as leaders in ministries that will impact teenagers beginning with students who are junior high school age through college age. To that end, graduates are expected to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the Biblical mandates for a balanced foundation for ministering to young people.
- Utilize foundational knowledge to develop a holistic, and intentional strategy for effective ministry to young people.
- Implement determined core knowledge regarding the Biblical mandates and strategies specific to the needs of young people.
- Determine the extent to which young people have progressed on their spiritual journey.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Strategic Youth Ministry||Provides a comprehensive philosophy of youth ministry. The call of a youth pastor, goal setting, and developing a personal philosophy of youth ministry are covered. Students learn to develop a youth ministry consistent with their philosophy of youth ministry.|
|Youth in Ministry||Places emphasis on involving youth in ministry within the context of the local church. It considers aspects of equipping youth for personally participating in various ministries of the church, including the discovery and implementation of spiritual gifts and natural abilities, the engagement of active contributions towards the mission of the larger community of faith.|
|Youth Discipleship||Emphasis is on discipling and the mentoring of youth advisors and students. Other emphases include developing a discipleship program that will lead students in developing a sustainable devotional life that extends beyond the youth ministry years.|
|Youth Evangelism||Looks at personal evangelization of youth and ministry on the senior high school campus. Students study the legal and practical aspects of access and acceptable activities.|
|Adolescent Ethnography||The focus of this course is on developing a greater understanding of how and why culture shapes the identity of adolescents with the purpose of looking for ways to communicate an unchanging Word to a changing world as pastor-ethnographers. Attention is given to various cultural factors that impact youth culture including the influence of music and media and the effect of postmodernism on morality.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Dr. Michael Jaffe provides leadership for Evangel’s School of Theology and Church Ministries as chair of the Church Ministries Department. Along with teaching Preaching and Church Leadership courses, Jaffe is a faculty representative on Evangel’s Board of Administration. Jaffe graduated from Central Bible College in 1976 with a degree in Biblical Studies. He pastored for 22 […] read more
Dr. Leo Theriot grew up in the bayous of southern Louisiana. It was while he was working in the oil and gas industry there that he felt the call to full-time ministry. Dr. Theriot graduated from Central Bible College (CBC) in 1987 with a degree in Christian Education. He went on to earn his Master […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Youth Pastor
- Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
- University Residence Life & Student Development
- Young Adult Ministries
- Teen Challenge
- Para-church youth ministries
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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