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Youth Ministry

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Help today’s youth explore God’s word and embrace God’s purpose for their lives. That’s youth ministry, at NGU.

First-Choice Grad School
Of the Christian Studies majors at NGU, 98% get accepted into their first-choice graduate school.
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
Ranked Christian College
NGU ranked #3 on the list of “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities with the Lowest Debt Burden” by Christian Universities Online (2016).

Meaningful Ministry Starts Here

Pursue a variety of ministry-based professions. Youth minister and pastor, of course. But also, men’s/women’s minister, college minister, church planter, and more.

Disciples making disciples is the very foundation of ministry. Wherever God calls you, prepare for a life of fruitful discipleship with a Bachelor of Arts degree in youth ministry from North Greenville University.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry?

A degree in youth ministry opens doors to impactful roles in youth-focused organizations and churches. You can become a youth pastor, mentor, or program coordinator. This degree equips you with skills to guide and inspire young individuals spiritually and personally.

Opportunities abound in churches, non-profits, and community outreach, where you can make a positive difference in the lives of young people, fostering their growth and faith development.

After-school Program Coordinator

Camp Director

Community Outreach Coordinator

Youth Mentor or Coach

Youth Pastor

Youth Program Director

Experience Learning and Leading Together

Intentional Internship Meets Fun and Fellowship

Bring your studies to life as you minister to youth in nearby churches. Complete two semesters of youth ministry internships and balance your in-class studies with in-person ministry. 









Practice What You Teach

Discipleship begins with teaching, and teaching begins with practice. Learn to teach biblical truths in a variety of settings (think youth group, Sunday school, etc.) through several in-class student-teaching opportunities.



Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Allen McWhite, PhD
Department Chair, Intercultural Studies
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Michael Landrum, MDiv
Program Director, Youth Ministry
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Program Chair, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Associate Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver, PhD
Program Director, Christian Ministries
Matthew Hirt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Intercultural Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Christian Studies

Study Biblically Faithful Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Old Testament Survey
  • Western Civilization
  • English Composition and Literature
  • New Testament Survey
  • Computer Science
Youth Ministry Year 2

Year 2 Example Courses

  • Principles of Theological Research and Writing
  • Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • English Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Youth Ministry Programming
Youth Ministry Year 3

Year 3 Example Courses

  • Historical/Theological/Ethical
  • Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry Practicum
  • Parents and Adult Leaders
  • Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Year 4

Year 4 Example Courses

  • Youth Ministry Internship
  • Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry
  • Models of Youth Ministry

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Michael Landrum, MDiv

Program Director, Youth Ministry
864.977.2096 mike.landrum@ngu.edu
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