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!
Career OpportunitiesA minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
- Youth Pastor
- Chi Alpha Campus Ministries
- University Residence Life & Student Development
- Young Adult Ministries
- Teen Challenge
- Para-Church Youth Ministries
Brandon Schmidly, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Philosophy
Full Time Faculty
Meghan Musy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Director of Competency-Based Theological Education
Robert A. Berg, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament
Gary Martindale, Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies
Vince Medina, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament
William Griffin, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
Martin Mittelstadt, Ph.D.
Professor of New Testament
Mark Jenkins, Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, and Archaeology
Michael Jaffe, D.Min.
Professor of Preaching and Church Leadership
Steve Smallwood, D.Min.
Associate Professor for Church Ministries, Program Coordinator for Church Ministries (online)
Mark Fabian, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships and Digital Learning
Chris McGough, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministries
Dr. Lattis Campbell
MIR - Global Connections
Jim Bradford, Ph.D.
Richard Hammer, LL.M
David Lindell, Th.M.
Yisrael Vincent, M.Div.
Wave Nunnally, Ph.D.
Professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins
Calvin Pincombe, D.Min.
Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics
Saehee Duran, M.A.
David Hillis, D.Min.