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BACHELOR OF ARTS | YOUTH MINISTRIES

Overview | Youth Ministries

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 pastoral ministry and church administration.
  • 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 in preaching and writing.
  • Students will demonstrate servant leadership behaviors in ministry settings.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

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

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

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

Semester 1

History of Christianity (3)
Baptist Heritage (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Intro to Biblical Counseling (3)
Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (2)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)
Biblical Interpretation (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
First Aid & Safety (2)
Developmental Psychology (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 1

Theology 1 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Homiletics (2)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Minor (3)
Introduction to Philosophy (2)
Counseling Problems & Procedures (3)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Theology 2 (3)
Bible Elective (3)
Ethics (2)
Homiletics Practicum (2)
Literature Elective (3)
Minor (3)

Total Credits: 16

 

Summer

Youth Ministries Internship (2)

Semester 1

Theology 3 (2)
Bible Elective (6)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Christian Camping (2)
Minor (3)
The Christian Home (2)

Total Credits: 17

Semester 2

Theology 4 (2)
Fundamentalism (3)
Dispensationalism (3)
Pastoral Theology (2)
Minor (3)
Apologetics (2)

Total Credits: 15

Related Majors

Pastoral Studies
Bible
Missions

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 addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Bruce Meyer

College 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

David Saxon

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Professor
Credentials
PhD Church History, Bob Jones University
MA Church History, Bob Jones University
BS Mathematics, Bob Jones University

Steven K. Love

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Associate Professor
Credentials
DMin, Luther Rice University
MMin, Baptist Bible Seminary
BS Secondary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Timothy Johns

College of Bible and Church Ministries | Instructor
Credentials
MA Biblical Counseling, Maranatha Baptist Seminary
BA Business Management, Maranatha Baptist University

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