Youth Ministries

Understanding the youth

Even though many Christians are content to live their lives privately while less advantaged youth and children are abandoned to a harsh and callous culture, those who invest in the lives of young people can make a difference for eternity. If you have a burden for the next generation, Maranatha’s Baptist youth ministry degree was designed for you.

Ministry to the youth

Eric Hall (’10) was an intern at First Baptist Church of Litchfield, MI, for three months following his college graduation. When that internship was completed, Pastor Brent Stille (’90) hired Hall as youth pastor. “I’ve learned a lot and grown a lot personally,” Hall said. “I’ve really enjoyed it. It has been fun to get to know the teenagers and their families through activities and fellowship.” Hall is working through a book study with a new convert, a young man invited to a youth rally by one of the First Baptist teens. “This experience has confirmed to me that I would like to work with youth fulltime and long-term,” Hall said.

Our Commitment Statements

Maranatha’s Doctrinal Statement originated in the very first year of Maranatha’s existence. During the summer of 2009, the college Bible faculty and the seminary faculty created an expansion of the doctrinal statement and set forth the following declaration of its commitment to biblical truth and its application of that truth to the lives of its students, staff, and faculty. The purpose of this statement was to make clear to the Board of Trustees the commitment of the Bible faculty to biblical truth and the positions that Maranatha has historically held.

View our Commitment Statements

Your potential career

  • Youth work
  • Youth pastor
  • Children’s pastor
  • Director of youth social work program
  • Director of after-school program
  • Camp work
  • Child evangelism
  • Juvenile detention worker
  • Sunday school curriculum director/writer

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Old or New Testament Survey3Old or New Testament Survey3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
English Composition 13English Composition 23
The Modern World3Fund. of Public Speaking2
Music Appreciation2Math or Science Elective3
Math or Science Elective3American Studies Elective3
Fall Spring 
History of Christianity3Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism3
Baptist Heritage3Biblical Interpretation3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Intro to Biblical Counseling3Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods2
First Aid & Safety2Developmental Psychology3
Fall Spring Summer 
Theology 13Theology 23Youth Ministries Internship2
Bible Elective3Bible Elective2
Homiletics2The Christian Home2
Methods in Mentoring2Homiletics Practicum2
Minor3Counseling Problems and Procedures3
Introduction to Philosophy2Minor3
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Theology 42Theology 32
Bible Elective3Bible Elective3
Pastoral Theology2Pastoral Theology2
Christian Camping2Minor3