Youth Ministry

Objective: This major prepares students for a variety of youth ministry settings, including both local church and parachurch contexts. For those students from the Church of the Nazarene, educational requirements for ordination as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene also require the Christian Ministry minor along with this major. Other denominations' requirements may be met through the selection of election courses. The program provides a major focus on youth ministry and is designed to attract both Nazarene and non-Nazarene students.

Graduates of the Youth Ministry major with a Christian Ministry minor and ministerial standing will demonstrate the same departmental core outcomes as those found under the Christian Ministry major, with specific application and attention to youth ministry.

Requirements: 54 credits

Foundational Courses: These courses from the general offerings are required as foundational to the major:

BIBL1100. Introduction to Biblical Studies (3)

COMM1210. Introduction to Public Speaking (2)

ENGL1020. English Composition (3)

HUMN1010. Cornerstone (3)

PHIL2020. Ethics (3)

PSYC1550. Introduction to Psychology (3)

THEO2100. Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

THEO3590. Theology of the Church (3)


Core Courses:

BIBL3110. Old Testament Interpretation (3)

BIBL3120. New Testament Interpretation (2)

One of the following:

BIBL4410. History of Ancient Israel (2); or

BIBL4420. Hebrew Prophets (2); or

BIBL4250. Parables of Jesus (2); or

BIBL4310. Luke and Acts (2); or

BIBL4330. Pauline Epistles (2)

CHED1810. Introduction to Christian Discipleship (3)

CHED2220. Instructional Bible Study (2)

CHED3820. Youth Ministries (2)

CHED3840. Family Ministries (2)

CHED3860. Advanced Youth Ministries (2)

CHIS3620. History of the Christian Tradition II (3)

PHIL3080. Critical Reasoning (3)

PRTH1710. Introduction to Christian Ministry (1)

PRTH2400. Introduction to Christian Missions (3)

PRTH2960. Field Experience in Christian Ministry (1)

PRTH3210. Spiritual Formation (2)

PRTH3710. Preaching (3)

PRTH3750. Compassionate Ministries (2)

PRTH3880. Camping and Recreation Ministry (2)

PRTH4710. Missional Growth and Health (2)

PRTH4820. Pastoral Leadership (3)

PRTH4960. Internship in Youth Ministry (3)

THEO4240. Theology of Holiness (2)

THEO4530. Christian Theology I (3)

THEO4540. Christian Theology II (3)

Ministerial Standing (Senior year)

For those desiring to complete the Course of Study educational requirements for ordination in the Church of the Nazarene, a Christian Ministry minor would also be required.