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YOUTH MINISTRY

Bachelor of Arts

The vision of the Youth Ministry program is to reach the next generation by preparing students to evangelize and disciple youth and their families. The mission of the Youth Ministry program is to creatively prepare students to be dynamic leaders and facilitators that inspire youth to the Christian life.

45 UNITS

15 WEEK SEMESTERS

ROCKLIN CAMPUS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Recognizing the strategic role of the youth minister, youth leaders, and mentors in the spiritual development of young people (middle school, high school, and college), William Jessup University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry. The vision of the youth ministry program is to reach the next generation by preparing students to evangelize and disciple youth and their families in various settings including the church, parachurch, and other local and global ministries. The mission of the youth ministry program is to creatively educate students to be transformational leaders that inspire youth to live the Christian life.

  • Demonstrate Christian leadership and professional competence.
  • Communicate a Christian worldview within a biblical context in a global society.
  • Integrate current youth ministry theory and adolescent faith development.

Program Specializations

Christian Leadership
Counseling
Family & Children’s Ministry
Interdisciplinary
Intercultural Studies
Pastoral Ministry

Program Courses

  • Core Courses (36 Units)
    • YMIN100 | Foundations of Youth Ministry
    • YMIN175 | Youth Ministry Skills
    • YMIN283 | Youth Culture, Trends, and Issues
    • YMIN391 | Teaching and Speaking to Youth
    • YMIN426 | Counseling Youth
    • YMIN475 | Youth Ministry Mentorship
    • YMIN498 | Youth Ministry Capstone
    • LDRS105 | Introduction to Leadership
    • NT210 | Acts
    • NT244 or BIBL210 | Gospel of John or The Life and Teachings of Jesus
    • NT311 | Pastoral Epistles

Youth Ministry Concentrations: Students must choose a specialization listed below.

  • Christian Leadership (9 Units)
    • LDRS320 | Leading Others
    • LDRS342 | Leading in Organizations
    • LDRS470 | Innovation and Leadership
    • ORLD430 | Leadership in Global Society
  • Counseling Concentration (9 units)
    • PSYC141 | Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC200 | Marriage and Family
    • PSYC230 | Psychology of Relationships
    • PSYC333 | Human Sexuality
    • PSYC342 | Child and Adolescent Psychology
    • PSYC351 | Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC352 | Psychology of Addiction
  • Family and Children’s Ministry Concentration (9 units)
    • CEDU321 | Spiritual Development of Children
    • CEDU337 | Family Ministry
    • CEDU351 | Teaching for Spiritual Growth
    • CEDU472 | Christian Formation and Discipleship
    • PSYC141 | Developmental Psychology
  • Interdisciplinary Concentration (9 units): Requires lead faculty approval.
  • Intercultural Studies Concentration (9 units)
    • ICS103 | Leading with a Mission
    • ICS202 | Cultural Anthropology
    • ICS310 | Intercultural Communication
    • ICS320 | World Religions
  • Pastoral Ministry Concentration (9 units)
    • BIBL350 | NT Exposition
    • PMIN322 | Strategic Communication
    • PMIN380 | Pastor as Leader
    • PMIN410 | Evangelism and Church Growth
    • PMIN423 | Pastoral Care and Counseling

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Youth Ministry Minor Courses (18 units)

  • YMIN100 | Foundations of Youth Ministry
  • YMIN175 | Youth Ministry Skills
  • YMIN283 | Youth Culture, Trends, and Issues
  • YMIN391 | Teaching and Speaking to Youth
  • YMIN426 | Counseling Youth
  • LDRS210 | Self-Leadership

To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.

Fritz Moga, M.A.

Lead Faculty

I want the material from all our classes about youth ministry foundations, practical skills, teaching proficiency, understanding culture and counseling technique to create a knowledgeable and competent youth worker. – Fritz Moga

FACULTY

Daniel Gluck, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Associate Professor - School of Theology & Leadership

Fritz T. Moga, M.A.

Associate Professor - School of Theology & Leadership

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Matthew Bach

Adjunct, Bible & Theology, Youth Ministry

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