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Overview

You enjoy working with those who are younger than you. You desire to help others, especially youth, understand God's word and purpose for their lives. You consider yourself a fun person, but you can be serious when you need to be.

If this describes you, then the youth ministry degree at North Greenville University may be the best option for you. Here, NGU's Youth Ministry Department faculty members are prepared and willing to help you begin a successful career as a youth minister.

 

Major Description 

 

As a youth ministry major at NGU, you will spend much of your time combining theory with practice, going to a national youth ministry conference, teaching in class, serving under a youth pastor, and working on solving crisis youth ministry problems

You will learn about theology and its role in youth ministry, parent relationships, discipline principles, and how youth ministry operates within the larger church, as well as how to apply this knowledge in your own ministry with youth.

Upon graduation, you will be equipped with a foundation for building a youth ministry that makes disciples. Also, you will be very equipped to continue your education in seminary.

Ultimately, the youth ministry degree will provide a strong education based on a biblical worldview that will prepare you for a variety of youth ministry-related pursuits.


Curriculum

 

The curriculum within the Youth Ministry Department at NGU provides you with a theological foundation for understanding the role of youth ministry, a ministry that falls under the larger umbrella of the church rather than acting as a "Lone Ranger" ministry.


The youth ministry program places emphasis on a strong commitment to the family, based on Deuteronomy 6; making disciples that make disciples; and biblically conservative and culturally engaging practices.

Faculty Strengths

 

The Youth Ministry Department faculty represents decades of practical local church experience and stands for a strong commitment to the Bible, absolute love for the church; strong ecclesiology; and a balance of academic and relational elements.
 

Tracks / Concentrations

 

There are no tracks or concentrations for this major available at this time.

Electives

 

  • Cultural Christianity
  • History and Future of Contemporary Christian Music
  • Youth Ministry Administration

 

 

Success

Future

Career Opportunities

 

  • Bi-vocational youth pastor
  • Church planting
  • Full-time youth pastor
  • Minister to students
  • Position in a youth ministry organization
  • Volunteer
  • Women's ministry leader

 

Postgraduate Studies

 

  • North Greenville University
  • Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Trinity Theological Seminary

 

Employers

 

  • Church of God churches
  • Community churches
  • Interdenominational churches
  • Presbyterian churches
  • Southern Baptist churches
  • United Methodist churches

 

Learning Experience



Hands-On Experience

 

Internship

Youth ministry majors are required to complete two semesters of internships in a local youth ministry while attending class, in order to balance the academic with practical experience.

Teaching Experience

Students will get the opportunity to teach chapters of texts and biblical subjects and texts as a part of various classes.

Courses

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

First-Year Experience or Honors Seminar (1 to 2 hours)
English Composition and Rhetoric (3 hours)
Old Testament Survey (3 hours)
Mathematics course (3 hours)
Western Civilization I (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
English Composition and Literature
New Testament Survey (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Western Civilization II (3 hours)
Computer Science (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
Physical science course (4 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Principles of Theological Research and Writing (3 hours)
Introduction to Youth Ministry (3 hours)
Humanities course (3 hours)
English literature course (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)
Hermeneutics (3 hours)
Youth Ministry Programming (3 hours)
Social science course (3 hours)
Fine arts appreciation course (3 hours)
Foreign language course (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Biblical course (3 hours)
Historical/Theological/Ethical course (3 hours)
Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Practicum, or Parents and Adult Leaders (3 hours)
Humanities course (3 hours)
Open elective (3 hours)
Historical/Theological/Ethical course (3 hours)
Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry (3 hours)
Social science course (3 hours)
Biological science course (4 hours)
Christian studies elective (3 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE

Youth Ministry Internship (2 hours)
Biblical course (3 hours)
Communication course (3 hours)
Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry, Youth Ministry Practicum, or Parents and Adult Leaders (3 hours)
Models of Youth Ministry (3 hours)
Senior Seminar (3 hours)
Open electives (9 hours)
Youth Ministry Internship (2 hours)

*In addition to the courses listed for this major, every student at NGU will take chapel and cultural events each semester of full-time enrollment for up to eight semesters.

Program Objectives

  • Get a church youth ministry job.
  • Be well prepared to attend seminary or graduate school.
  • Graduate with a greater understanding of what it means to make disciples.

 

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