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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

Career Opportunities

A 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
  • Pastor
  • Teen Challenge
  • Para-Church Youth Ministries
 

Faculty

Department Chair

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

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Adjunct Faculty

Jim Bradford, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

Richard Hammer, LL.M

Adjunct Professor

Kent Hulbert

Adjunct Professor

Austin Jacobs

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Thomas

Adjunct Professor

Joseph Lear

Adjunct Professor

David Lindell, Th.M.

Adjunct Professor

Desiree Rodgers

Adjunct Professor

Yisrael Vincent, M.Div.

Adjunct Professor

Wave Nunnally, Ph.D.

Professor of Early Judaism and Christian Origins

Calvin Pincombe, D.Min.

Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics

Saehee Duran, M.A.

Adjunct Professor

Renee Griffith

Adjunct Professor

David Hillis, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor

Wendy Brown

Adjunct Professor

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