Youth and Family Ministry

Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry

This degree program that prepares persons for specialized and excellent service in local church youth ministry.

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Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Demonstrate a growing, Christ-like character and a sense of God’s calling to ministry.
  • Understand the Christian worldview and have a global vision for fulfilling the Great Commission.
  • Demonstrate significant knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
  • Integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
  • Demonstrate competence in the area of youth and family ministry.
Program Requirements
Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
31980 Written Communication (if required)* (2)
Master of Arts Core Studies 39
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
40200 The Worshiping Church 3
Youth and Family Ministry Concentration 21
41800 Introduction to Youth and Family Ministry 3
45150 Worldview, Culture and Discipleship 3
45250 Family Ministry Through the Lifespan 3
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
45400 Christian Teaching 3
46000 Youth Ministry and Discipleship 3
46020 Current Trends in Youth Ministry 3
Applied Ministry 1
44920 Applied Ministry: BGS or 1
44930 Applied Ministry: Mission Trips/Partnership
Total Master of Arts in Youth and Family Ministry Requirements 61
Written Communication (if required) +2

*See Written Communication Requirement here.

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