Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Youth Ministries degree is designed primarily for persons who desire to be full-time youth pastors in a local church. This program contains all of the classical courses for ministry preparation as well as a concentration of courses focusing on ministry to youth. As with the Christian Ministries degree, students who complete this program will fulfill many requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church and numerous other denominations.
The IWU Youth Ministries program equips student to be full-time professional ministers who specialize in ministry to adolescents. While the focus of the degree is directed toward youth ministry in the local church, a graduate of this program could work in a myriad of ministry settings. The course of study is packed with experiential learning, allowing you to study both the theoretical foundations and practical skills of youth ministry. Throughout the program you will also be involved in practicums that will engage you in hands-on youth ministry in local churches. The opportunities for employment and significant ministry with this degree are abundant.
The Youth Ministries minor offers 24 credit hours of prescribed 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.