Bachelor of Theology (Youth Ministry Major)

The youth degree is designed after serious research and intense consultation with effective youth pastors. In this program of study, students will master the core competencies for doing youth ministry in church and para-church settings. They will be equally prepared to preach, manage an effective ministry and be fully employable in Youth Ministry. They will be fully prepared to develop and lead disciple-making ministries in rural, urban, suburban, or international settings.

Year 1

Semester 1
Introduction to Youth Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Life in the Spirit 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical/Theological Studies Elective (NT) 3 cr. hrs.
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Creative Communication 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum 1: Project Management 1.5 cr. hrs.
Orientation to Online Learning with IBOLT 1 cr. hr.
Semester 2
Youth Discipleship and Pastoring 3 cr. hrs.
Cross Cultural Studies 3 cr. hrs.
Personal and Spiritual Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology I: God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical/Theological Studies Elective 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum 2 – Personal Effectiveness 1.5 cr. hrs.

Year 2

Semester 1
Adolescent Development 3 cr. hrs.
Church History:  The Early Church to Pre-Reformation 3 cr. hrs.
Homiletics 3 cr. hrs.
Pentateuch 3 cr. hrs.
Philosophical Foundations 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
English Literature 3 cr. hrs.
Church History:  From the Crusades to the Modern Age 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical/Theological Studies Elective (OT) 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.

Year 3

Semester 1
Expository Preaching 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to World Missions 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology II: Soteriology/Christology 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership Assessment & Development 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Letters 3 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Biblical Theology (Luke/Acts) 3 cr. hrs.
Ethics and Critical Issues 3 cr. hrs.
Managing Ministries 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Life 3 cr. hrs.
Systematic Theology III: Ecclesiology/Eschatology 3 cr. hrs.
Full Year – Internship Youth Ministry 3 cr. hrs.

Year 4

Semester 1
Biblical/Theological Studies Elective (OT) 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Christian Counseling 3 cr. hrs.
Senior Integration – Youth Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Faith Community Perspectives One: Pentecostal History 3 cr. hrs.
Senior Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.
Semester 2
Biblical Languages: Greek I 3 cr. hrs.
Science & Religion 3 cr. hrs.
Counselling Theory and Skill Development 3 cr. hrs.
Professional Studies Elective 3 cr. hrs.
Youth Ministry Issues 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum Elective 1.5 cr. hrs.
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