Program Details

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

Offered By: College of Theology
Next Start Date:
Program Now Enrolling
Approx. Course Length:
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Total Program Credits:
38 Credits
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program

Overview

Lead Youth to Christ

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry is designed for those who have a passion for serving and helping youth achieve their greatest potential. This master's degree is offered by the College of Theology at Grand Canyon University, and is ideal if you are looking to minister and mentor today's youth. In this youth ministry program, study the techniques used in mentoring and providing pastoral care to younger generations at one of GCU's campus locations or online.

Degree Outcomes

Learn to Apply Biblical Truth

The Master of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis in Youth Ministry helps you build upon previous biblical and theological knowledge so you can practically apply that knowledge in leadership settings. Learning to listen and guide youth through the most challenging part of their development is part of this advanced theological program.

Coursework for this Christian studies master's degree includes a study of spiritual growth and the major doctrines of the Christian faith including the doctrines of revelation, God, humanity and the world.

What You Will Learn

Mentoring and Principles for Spiritual Formation

Topics of study include:

  • The theological structures and themes of the Old and New Testament
  • Historical and literary documents
  • The basic principles of evangelical biblical interpretation, exegesis and application
  • Spiritual formation and mentoring and counseling youth
  • Christian worldview and contextualization
  • Bible interpretation and application
  • Youth issues in crises

Career Outcomes

Prepare to Provide Biblical Guidance to Youth

Those seeking a career in church youth ministry typically work in conjunction with a pastor, and are focused on providing biblical guidance, as well as helping their young congregation grow personally and spiritually. Others in youth ministry work in para-church groups in collaboration with members in their organizational structure and often in conjunction with local church leaders.

Course List

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Major:
38 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
38 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in ministry and theology. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course is a study of spiritual growth focusing on students’ own spiritual formation and application through mentoring of others.

Course Description

This course provides a holistic approach to youth ministry within the larger context of families, schools, etc., including the ethical implications to be considered in youth ministry.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the Old Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the Old Testament.

Course Description

This course surveys the text and historical background of the New Testament with an introduction to hermeneutics and the proper interpretation of the books of the New Testament.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, and the Person of Christ, as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Attention is also given to theological prolegomena. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and BIB-502.

Course Description

This course is a systematic study of the biblical bases, historical development, and theological formulation of the Christian doctrines of the works of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things as well as their implications for individual and corporate Christian life. Prerequisites: BIB-501, BIB-502, and HTH-505.

Course Description

This course is a study of the Christian worldview and other dominant worldviews—religious and secular—and their role in the contextualization of the Christian message and mission. Prerequisites: HTH-505 and HTH-550.

Course Description

This course is a study of the basic principles of evangelical biblical interpretation, exegesis, and application, especially in the context of ministry, including an introduction to the use of biblical language tools. Prerequisites: BIB-501 and BIB-502.

Course Description

This course is a study of techniques used in mentoring and providing a pastoral counseling ministry among youth.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program's On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program’s published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution’s catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who graduated between 7/1 – 6/30 of the preceding year. The On-Time Completion rate is determined by the number of students in the cohort who completed the program within the published program length divided by the number of students in the cohort who graduated.

Online and Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.