Leadership & Formation: Youth, Children & Family Ministry Emphasis

Leadership & Formation: Youth, Children & Family Ministry Emphasis

Master of Arts

The Master of Arts degree in Leadership & Formation with specialization in Youth, Children and Family Ministry offers a dynamic learning model grounded in developmental, cultural and spiritual formation within a practical theological framework.

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  • Lauren Wuertz
  • (208) 467-8688
  • ministryinfo@nnu.edu
  • 36 Semester credits for degree completion
  • Fully online with no residential requirements
  • Access to expert faculty including leading-edge practitioners
  • Federal Financial Aid and NNU’s zero-interest monthly payment plan are available to all who qualify

Youth, Children & Family Ministry

NNU's 36-credit Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with a specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry offers you a more holistic approach to ministry across the generations. Whether you're in a vocational ministry role as a family minister, youth or children's pastor or you're a layperson wanting advanced training for parachurch, Christian schools or camp ministries, NNU's fully online Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry offers you a dynamic learning model grounded in the practice of ministry. 

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Program Outcomes

Upon graduation from the program, you will be able to:
  • Understand both the history and contemporary characteristics of human development, adolescence and family systems theory necessary for engaging in youth, children and family ministry
  • Value the role of Practical Theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and philosophy to inform practices fostering youth, children and families
  • Articulate and embody a biblical understanding of faith formation within the community of faith, including the family
  • Demonstrate a dynamic integration of practice and philosophy of leadership suitable for ministry in the Church and in the world

Dual Accreditation

NNU’s Graduate School of Theology is accredited by The Commission on Accrediting of The Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved by The Commission on Accrediting: Master of Divinity; Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry; and Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation with specializations in Missional Leadership; Spiritual Formation; and Youth, Children & Family Ministry.
Since 1930, NNU has been continuously accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, the same respected accrediting body that validates other leading educational institutions across the Pacific Northwest.
Degree Details

Master of Arts in Leadership & Formation

Fully Online

$540 per credit, with discounts and scholarships available - See All Tuition & Fee Info

Before I enrolled, I assumed that online education would leave many gaps in student, professor, and colleague interaction and therefore learning, but I was wrong. The online atmosphere offered deep, meaningful, and even transformational discussion.

Kalyn Vogelmann
Master of Divinity in Missional Leadership

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