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. ”
|English Composition I
|English Composition II
|Ancient Near Eastern History
|Great Books I
|Great Books II
|Introduction to Philosophy
|Introduction to Ethics
|Religion in the Public Square
|Introduction to Psychology
|Marriage and the Family
|Introduction to Christian Missions
|Choose two of the following four courses:
|Introduction to Public Speaking
|Advanced Public Speaking
|Note: Students must choose PR 205 and PR 206 or SP 105 and SP 106
|Biblical and Theological Studies
|Old Testament Survey I
|Old Testament Survey II
|New Testament Survey I
|New Testament Survey II
|Old or New Testament Elective
|Church History I
|Church History II
|Christian Theology I
|Christian Theology II
|Theological Foundations for Biblical Spirituality
|Introduction to Christian Education
|Introduction to Family Ministry
|Leadership Principles and Practices
|Introduction to Biblical Counseling
|Introduction to Worship for the Evangelical Church
|Christian Discipleship and Disciple Making
|Childhood Education in the Church
|Children's Ministry Methods
|Principles of Youth Ministry
|Total Degree Hours
|CP 100 Cooperative Program*
BC 101 Boyce College 101**
- 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.