Middle and high school students serve as a significant part of today’s church and will extend their ministries and leadership into future decades. The church needs, therefore, leaders who evangelize, nurture, and equip these students to help them make an eternal impact on their churches, communities, and the world. The Youth Ministry Major prepares such leaders to serve in churches and other youth-focused ministries.
Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible & Theology Core and an Arts & Sciences Core. Bachelor of Arts degrees usually include 12 or more credits of foreign language study, while Bachelor of Science degrees include additional Natural Science (like Biology and Science Concepts) and Social and Behavioral Science courses (like Psychology and Economics). Students will also have the opportunity to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through professional internships.
When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:
Model the spiritual maturity of a Christ-like servant-leader necessary for kingdom work.
Demonstrate a biblically-based and culturally-relevant strategy for ministry to and with middle and high school students.
Exhibit a thoughtful and self-aware model of leadership in order to equip others for effective kingdom mission service.
For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.