Youth Ministries

The youth ministries concentration is part of the Christian ministries major.

Study in the field of Youth Ministries prepares students to be both effective and faithful as they work with young people in churches, Christian schools, para-church organizations, and other agencies engaged in youth work. The program provides students with theory and expertise in working with adolescents in upper elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. Students completing this program of study are challenged to think critically, creatively, and strategically as they prepare for a life of service in the kingdom.

Foundations for Christian Ministries
BCM104  Introduction to Christian Ministries
BCM203  Gospel of Matthew or BCM317 Gospel of John
BCM253  Leadership Theories and Practice (may fulfill the Civic Responsibility Core requirement)
BCM260  Christian Formation & Culture (may fulfill the Human Person Core requirement)
BCM308  Christian Theology (may fulfill the Theology Core requirement)
BCM321  Evangelism and Discipleship
BCM335  Biblical Hermeneutics

Youth Ministries
BCM105  Foundations of Youth Ministry
BCM241  Family and Adolescent Counseling
BCM315  Educational Theories and Methods
BCM320  Expository Communication (2 cr.)
BCM___  Electives in Youth Ministries (2 cr.)

Integrative Capstones
BCM425/426  Practicum in Christian Ministries I, II
BCM491  Senior Seminar

BCM105  Foundations for Youth Ministry
BCM253  Leadership Theories and Practice
BCM315  Educational Theories and Methods
BCM321  Evangelism and Discipleship
BCM___  Electives in Youth Ministries (8 credits from BCM235, BCM277, BCM318, BCM360, BCM371)