Bachelors Degree Youth Ministries
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Transfer Credits
Up to 75% of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 10, 2022
Accreditation
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Change the Future With a Youth Ministries Degree

You care about God, people, and future generations. We get it because we care too. That’s why we have created a youth ministries degree specifically designed to help people like you get one step closer to ministering to young people and affecting future generations.

Young people have a unique set of physical, mental, and spiritual needs. And we want to equip you to meet those needs and have a positive effect on their lives. Inspiring young people to serve God and live their best lives is one of the most impactful ways to influence the future.

Don’t wait any longer! Today’s youth need people like you to encourage, mentor, and guide them. We are here to give you the skills to do just that.


Why Choose Liberty’s Youth Ministries Degree?

At Liberty University, we believe that the future lies in the hands of young people. So we want to give you the tools you need to change the future by influencing our youth. Our unique youth ministries degree is designed to give you the resources and experience you need to achieve this goal.

We are a teaching university. This means our professors — who have education and years of experience in ministry — are in the classroom with you every week teaching, mentoring, and supporting you in your academic journey.

When working with young people, one of the most valuable resources is experience. That’s why we’ve partnered with churches, parachurches, and nonprofit organizations to make sure you are able to find the right internship for you — the internship that will propel you into a life of ministry.


What Will You Learn in Our Youth Ministries Degree?

As you study with the John W. Rawlings School of Divinity, you will receive all the training you need to be successful in ministry. You’re going to study topics like apologetics, inductive Bible study, intercultural engagement, and hermeneutics.

As you navigate through our youth ministries degree, you’ll be provided with valuable knowledge and skills related to your field. Some of your coursework will include studying global youth culture, strategies for student outreach, ministering to adolescents in crisis, and discipleship.

In addition to practical in-class knowledge, you will get experience working with young people through the practicum, which includes working in church ministry and as an intern with a youth ministries program.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

YOUT 201 – Survey of Youth Ministries

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Biblical principles in establishing and maintaining a ministry to adolescents
  • Emphasis is placed upon a system of philosophy and general principles for adolescent ministry
  • Special attention is given to developing a youth ministry mission statement, objectives, and strategy

YOUT 310 – Strategies for Student Outreach

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Various strategies in building bridges to the local adolescent community in order to effectively communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Special attention will be given to the role of the local church in training up adolescent leaders, creating an outreach culture, and developing individual students’ outreach strategies

YOUT 448 – Contemporary Youth Communication

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How to communicate biblical and spiritual truths to the youth culture
  • The specific knowledge, skills, and practice necessary to prepare and deliver effective oral communications

YOUT 460 – Programs for Youth Ministry

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • The planning and implementation of the ministry vehicle
  • Specific programming aspects of the large meeting, small group meeting, activities, camping, and missions projects
  • Attention given to annual calendar planning and organization skills
Specializations
Highlights
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Admission Requirements

Biblical Studies

If you choose to pursue our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Biblical Studies degree, you will be equipped with all you need to minister to young people. Your degree will be bolstered with valuable courses that give you a better understanding of God’s Word.

Career Opportunities

  • Associate pastor
  • Christian educator
  • Church administration
  • Ministry associate
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership

One of the most exciting ways to connect with youth is through camp and outdoor ministries. Our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Camp and Outdoor Adventure Leadership degree will give you the skills you need to use the outdoors to influence young people.

Career Opportunities

  • Children’s pastor/director
  • Next generation pastor
  • Youth camp director
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Christian Leadership

By choosing our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Christian Leadership degree, you’ll get the education you need to minister to young people and be a leader within the Church or other nonprofit organizations.

Career Opportunities

  • Children’s pastor/director
  • Church administrator
  • College ministry pastor/director
  • Parachurch leadership
  • Youth ministry director

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Global Studies

Combine your passions for youth ministries and global missions with our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Global Studies degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Church administration
  • International youth ministries
  • Next-generation pastor
  • Parachurch leadership
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Pastoral Leadership

With our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Pastoral Leadership degree, you will be equipped to influence youth by leading the church.

Career Opportunities

  • Church administration
  • Parachurch leadership
  • Senior pastor
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Sport Outreach

Do you want to learn a better way to connect with young people? Pursue our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Sport Outreach degree so you can use athletics to influence the next generation.

Career Opportunities

  • Children’s pastor/director
  • Next-generation pastor
  • Youth camp director
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Technical Studies

Bolster your youth ministries degree with a technical studies specialization and learn a craft like electric, carpentry, or welding. Pursue our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Technical Studies degree today!

Career Opportunities

  • Church administrator
  • Ministry associate
  • Next generation pastor
  • Youth camp director
  • Youth ministry director

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Theology and Apologetics

As you minister to young people, it’s important to understand how to defend your faith and be able to communicate that to the next generation. By pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Theology and Apologetics degree, you will learn this skill.

Career Opportunities

  • Associate pastor
  • Church administrator
  • Parachurch leader
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Women’s Leadership

With our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Women’s Leadership degree, you’ll receive the training you need to influence young girls to live their lives for God.

Career Opportunities

  • Children’s pastor/director
  • Girls ministry associate
  • Girls pastor/director
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Worship

Combine your passions for teaching and mentoring young people and worship leading by pursuing our Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministries: Worship degree.

Career Opportunities

  • Associate pastor
  • Church administrator
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor
  • Youth worship leader

View the Degree Completion Plan.

Highlights of Our Youth Ministries Degree

  • John W. Rawlings School of Divinity professors are active in the classroom, as well as in research and publishing original works.
  • Our School of Divinity is committed to the authority of Scripture and conservative evangelical theology.
  • Benefit from the teaching and professor involvement of a small bible college with the experience and amenities of a university.
  • Internship opportunities with churches and parachurches locally, nationally, and globally.
  • The Freedom Tower, where our School of Divinity is located, houses a 7-projector immersive classroom, an interactive classroom that utilizes teleconferencing capabilities, and a state-of-the-art homiletics teaching lab.
  • The Rawlings Foundation’s rare book collection is valued at over $1 million dollars and contains a 111-foot long Torah scroll dating back to the 16th century and a functioning Gutenberg Printing Press replica.

Youth Ministries Degree Information

Career Opportunities for Youth Ministries Graduates

  • Associate pastor
  • Church administrator
  • Children’s pastor/director
  • College ministry pastor/director
  • Girls ministry associate
  • Ministry associate
  • Next-generation pastor
  • Parachurch leader
  • Youth camp director
  • Youth ministry director
  • Youth pastor

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission through Fall 2022 acceptance)
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.