Make disciples of all ages.
Our Youth and Family Ministry degree equips and prepares men and women to effectively be disciples who make disciples in the local church. The purpose of this program is to prepare students to work as associate ministers as well as other ministry positions related to teaching and leadership ministry.
“ Being a student at Boyce College and sitting under the teaching of so many knowledgeable professors has equipped me for my call to Youth and Family ministries in the Church. Each semester I am greeted by the Faculty and Staff with a renewed energy that fosters great learning. ”
“ The program is designed to teach students how to develop healthy spiritual disciplines before leading people around them. And my professors have been models for discipleship. I have been blessed to study under professors who examine God’s Word, proclaim God’s name, and teach about God’s glory. ”
|General Studies||36 Credits|
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|EN 102||English Composition II||3|
|HS 105||Ancient Near Eastern History||3|
|HU 421||Great Books Seminar I||3|
|HU 422||Great Books Seminar II||3|
|MA —||Math Elective||3|
|PH 103||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PH 108||Worldview Analysis||3|
|PH 311||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|PH 321||Religion in the Public Square||3|
|PS 101||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PS 221||Marriage and the Family||3|
|Ministry Studies||12 Credits|
|MS 101||Introduction to Christian Missions||3|
|MS 105||Personal Evangelism||3|
|PR 205*||Preaching I||3|
|PR 206*||Preaching II||3|
|SP 105*||Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|SP 105*||Advanced Public Speaking||3|
|Biblical and Theological Studies||36 Credits|
|BL 101||Old Testament History I||3|
|BL 102||Old Testament History II||3|
|BL 151||New Testament History I||3|
|BL 152||New Testament History II||3|
|BL —||Old or New Testament Elective||3|
|HS 201||Church History I||3|
|HS 202||Church History II||3|
|HS 305||Baptist History||3|
|TH 211||Christian Theology I||3|
|TH 212||Christian Theology II||3|
|TH 311||Christian Theology III||3|
|Major Studies||33 Credits|
|CE 101||Introduction to Christian Education||3|
|CE 111||Introduction to Family Ministry||3|
|CE 238||Leadership Principles and Practices||3|
|CN 101||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
|WL 181||Introduction to Worship for the Evangelical Church||3|
|TH 331||World Religions||3|
|CE 113*||Programs in Youth Ministry||3|
|CE 214*||Childhood Education in the Church||3|
|CE 315*||Children's Ministry Methods||3|
|YM 101*||Principles of Youth Ministry||3|
|YM 350*||Campus Outreach||3|
|General Electives||12 Credits|
|Total Degree Hours||129 Credits|
- Students will be able to demonstrate a knowledge of the Bible, interpret Scripture’s original meaning, and apply Scripture to contemporary situations.
- Students will be able to integrate systematic and historical theology into a larger biblical framework.
- Students will be able to explain and model a functional ecclesiology that emphasizes unity and teamwork in local church ministry.
- Students will be able to recruit and train lay volunteers for various local church ministries.
- Students will be able to demonstrate basic competencies for leading in both the local church and in the marketplace.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduates will be prepared for ministry in a church within youth, women's, or children's ministry. This program also equips students interested in ministry positions that are related to discipleship, family ministry, and church curriculum development.
Dr. Jeff Hunter serves as our primary youth ministry professor and will work closely with students interested in this program.
You can meet Dr. Hunter and our our faculty here.
Students who start their application must complete their application and submit the following additional documents:
You can view more information about our admissions requirements here.