Youth, Children & Family Ministry

Youth, Children & Family Ministry

Master of Divinity

NNU's fully online Master of Divinity in Youth, Children & Family Ministry prepares you to embrace a vocational ministry role while also pursuing advanced training in the contexts of parachurch ministry, Christian schools or camp.

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  • Lauren Wuertz
  • (208) 467-8688
  • ministryinfo@nnu.edu
  • 75 semester credits for degree completion
  • Fully online
  • Meets All Educational Requirements For Ordination in the Church of the Nazarene
  • Federal Financial Aid and NNU’s zero-interest monthly payment plan are available to all who qualify

Youth, Children & Family Ministry

NNU's 75-credit graduate 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 ministries, 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 Divinity specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry offers a dynamic learning model grounded in developmental, cultural and spiritual formation within a practical theological framework.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation from the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand and be able to explain Wesleyan-Holiness theology as it relates to Scripture, Christian tradition, reason and experience in the practice of ministry
  • Identify characteristics of the cultural context of ministry and assess them through an appropriate theological perspective, compares existing cultures with alternative cultural expressions and develop personal and corporate practices consistent with God’s reign
  • Practice the means of grace, or spiritual disciplines, that lead to emotional and spiritual health, personal Christian virtue and responsible social engagement
  • Integrate Christian theological themes in the understanding and practice of ministry and leadership
  • 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 young persons and families
  • Zrticulate 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 Divinity

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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