Adolescent Ministries

Student ministry in non-parish settings

Indiana Wesleyan University's Bachelor of Science with a major in Adolescent Ministries degree will prepare you to serve students in a non-ordained capacity. If you desire to minister in a youth center, a para-church ministry, a school-based ministry, or a local church as a volunteer, then this is the program for you.

The IWU Adolescent Ministries program provides experiential learning opportunities to prepare you to minister to adolescents in a myriad of settings, with a specific focus on practical ministry theory as well as skills.

You might consider doubling your Adolescent Ministries major with a major in Biblical Literature, Christian Education, Children's Ministry, Sports Ministries, or Christian Worship. Majors that lead to people-focused professions such as Psychology, Social Work, and Recreation Management are other great possibilities.

If you want to answer a call to pastoral youth ministry, consider our Youth Ministries major, which puts you on the ordination track to become an ordained minister in a local church.


A minor in Adolescent Ministries consists of 24 credit hours of courses specifically relating to professional ministry in parish or para-church settings.

Students may also choose to earn an Associate of Science degree for quick entry into the workforce and a foundation for further education.

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