UNDERGRADUATE BACHELORS | YOUTH MINISTRIES

Degree Overview

 

If God has planted in your heart a special burden for children being brought up in this post-modern culture, earning a degree in Youth Ministries is a wise first step in investing in their lives for the glory of God. This program arms you with a thorough working knowledge of the Scriptures and practical discipleship approaches. A senior-year internship at a local church provides valuable experience on the ground, leading  young people toward Christ.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify and describe best practices related to youth ministry.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to explain the Baptist distinctives in the context of Baptist history.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to articulate biblical doctrine in a systematic fashion.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate and apply biblical truth accurately and effectively to young people.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to apply the historical-grammatical method of biblical exegesis and interpretation.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

1st Year

Semester 1

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • Pastoral Theology (2)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Music Appreciation (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Old or New Testament Survey (3)
  • Pastoral Theology (2)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)
  • Math or Science Elective (3)
  • American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

2nd Year
3rd Year
4th Year

Related Minors

  • Pastoral Studies
  • Greek
  • Church Music

 

Potential Career Fields

  • Youth worker
  • Youth Pastor
  • Children's Pastor
  • Director of youth programs
  • Director of after-school program
  • Camp worker
  • Child evangelist

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees, specialized training, or additional certification and licenses.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT | BRIAN NEAL

Brian Neal ('12) began ministry as a Children's Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in New Castle, IN, upon completing his Youth Ministries degree at Maranatha. His role expanded two summers later to also include the position of youth pastor. "Everything I do now is in line with my degree," Neal said. "All of the training I took dealt with working with youth, counseling youth, and planning events. Probably the biggest thing that helped me there was the extension churches--putting into practice what I was learning in the classroom."

MBU Program Faculty

Meet some of the people in who lead this program

Meyer_Bruce_Faculty

Bruce Meyer

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

DMin, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MDiv, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary

MA Bible, Bob Jones University

BA Bible, Bob Jones University

 

Steve Love - Faculty

Steven K. Love

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor

Credentials

DMin, Luther Rice University

MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary

BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

 

Saxon_David_Faculty

David Saxon

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor

Credentials

PhD Church History, Bob Jones University

MA Church History, Bob Jones University

BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Timothy Johns - Staff

Timothy Johns

School of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor

Credentials

MA Biblical Counseling, Maranatha Baptist Seminary

BA Business Management, Maranatha Baptist University

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