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Youth Ministries

Learn how to speak into the lives of students as you lead them into an authentic relationship with Christ.

Our program will prepare you for youth ministry at both the local church level and with youth-oriented para-church ministries. Learn how to effectively reach junior high through college-aged students with the gospel message. Gain insight into today’s rapidly evolving youth culture and learn how to provide relevant guidance to students as they navigate their journey to young adulthood.

Professors with real-world ministry experience will provide valuable instruction in biblical theology, hermeneutics, youth discipleship, youth evangelism, and adolescent psychology.

Majors: Pursue a career in full-time youth ministry with a strong foundation in biblical exegesis and its application.

Minors: Gain a foundational understanding of how to effectively minister to youth.

Concentrations: Focus on youth ministry while incorporating other areas of study that can be integrated into the overall mission of ministry to youth.

Fine Arts Scholarship

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

Youth Ministries Bachelor of Arts Degree Sheet

Youth Ministries Bachelor of Science Degree Sheet



Department Chair

Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology

Regular Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Steve Smallwood, D.Min.

Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)

Michael Jaffe, D.Min.

Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership

Calvin Pincombe, D.Min.

Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics

Mark Fabian, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning

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