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Youth Ministry

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Help today’s youth explore God’s word and embrace God’s purpose for their lives. That’s youth ministry, at NGU.

First-Choice Grad School
Of the Christian Studies majors at NGU, 98% get accepted into their first-choice graduate school.
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
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NGU ranked #3 on the list of “Top 50 Christian Colleges and Universities with the Lowest Debt Burden” by Christian Universities Online (2016).

Meaningful Ministry Starts Here

Pursue a variety of ministry-based professions. Youth minister and pastor, of course. But also, men’s/women’s minister, college minister, church planter, and more.

Disciples making disciples is the very foundation of ministry. Wherever God calls you, prepare for a life of fruitful discipleship with a Bachelor of Arts degree in youth ministry from North Greenville University.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry?

Youth ministry involves working with young people, typically within a religious or faith-based context, to support their spiritual growth, personal development, and engagement within the community.

Youth ministers provide guidance, mentorship, and create opportunities for young individuals to explore their faith, develop leadership skills, participate in service projects, and build meaningful relationships with peers and mentors.

Youth pastor
Youth program director for a church
Camp director
After-school program coordinator
Community outreach coordinator
Youth mentor or coach

Experience Learning and Leading Together

Intentional Internship Meets Fun and Fellowship

Bring your studies to life as you minister to youth in nearby churches. Complete two semesters of youth ministry internships and balance your in-class studies with in-person ministry. 









Practice What You Teach

Discipleship begins with teaching, and teaching begins with practice. Learn to teach biblical truths in a variety of settings (think youth group, Sunday school, etc.) through several in-class student-teaching opportunities.



Ministry Beside Experienced & Faithful Disciplers

Walter E. Johnson, PhD
Dean, College of Christian Studies
Jeff Rankin, PhD
Associate Dean, College of Christian Studies
Matthew Wireman, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Ministry
Stephen G. Crouse, PhD
Senior Campus Pastor | Chief Spiritual Formation Officer
Mike Landrum, MDiv
Director, Youth Ministry
Gerald Roe, DMiss
Professor, Intercultural Studies
Thomas Willoughby, PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Donny R. Mathis II, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Joshua J. Styles, JD
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice & Christian Studies
Curtis K. Horn Jr., PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Frankie J. Melton, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies
Bill W. Murray, PhD
Professor, Christian Studies
Dallas Vandiver
Assistant Professor, Christian Studies

Study Biblically Faithful Youth Ministry

  • Youth Ministry Year 1

    Year 1 Sample Courses

    • Old Testament Survey
    • Western Civilization
    • English Composition and Literature
    • New Testament Survey
    • Computer Science
  • Youth Ministry Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Principles of Theological Research and Writing
    • Introduction to Youth Ministry
    • English Literature
    • Hermeneutics
    • Youth Ministry Programming
  • Youth Ministry Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Historical/Theological/Ethical
    • Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry
    • Youth Ministry Practicum
    • Parents and Adult Leaders
    • Crisis Issues in Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Youth Ministry Internship
    • Discipleship and Evangelism in Youth Ministry
    • Models of Youth Ministry

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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