Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry will utilize biblical studies as the foundation, and an understanding of theology, philosophy and Christian history as the framework for communicating Christ to various audiences. In addition to spiritual formation and exegetical skills essential to Christian Studies, graduates will be able to employ communication, leadership and organizational skills necessary for effective ministry. A bachelor‛s degree in youth ministry is suited for those who have a passion for serving and would like to help youth develop their relationship with Jesus Christ and to achieve their greatest potential.Those interested in leadership positions in high school programs, para-church organizations, and non-profits may also be interested in this degree.

In earning a BA in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Youth Ministry, you will study and understand the history of Christianity and the development of Christian values as well as gain a deeper understanding of major contemporary religions of the world. Skills will be formed in how to lead a ministry including forming strategies, budgeting, forming goals and developing communication skills. This online youth ministry degree program explores how to help students find Christ in their formative years. There is also a focus on recognizing times of crisis in a young person‛s life, and getting them the appropriate help they may need.

In completing your online youth ministry degree, you will complete a set of specialized courses that will prepare you to minister to adolescents in and out of the Christian environment. Topics discussed and studied include understanding the social complexities facing today‛s youth as well as understanding the development of adolescents and how their faith is formed from both internal and external influences.

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