BA in Youth Ministry Leadership

Why Choose Youth Ministry?

There are roughly 1.2 billion people on this planet between the ages of 13-20 years old, a population that represents a strategic window of opportunity for the Kingdom of God. The Eastern University Youth Ministry Department exists to equip, guide and nurture students who are exploring ways to seize this strategic opportunity through holistic, relevant youth ministry. The Youth Ministry faculty members at Eastern University are experienced practitioners who bring to the classroom in-the-trenches expertise combined with cutting-edge youth ministry scholarship.

What Eastern's BA in Youth Ministry Leadership Offers

Designed for working professionals and delivered at one of Eastern’s Greater Philadelphia area campuses, our blended online delivery model combines the rich learning environment of a classroom approach with the convenience of online distance learning. The majority of the courses in this program are offered 100% online. One course (not required of Young Life partner students) requires a one-week residency in late May in the Greater Philadelphia area at some point of their time during the program. This course will include traveling to various ministry sites to interact with youth ministry professionals in the field.

Our youth ministry faculty are all experienced practitioners who bring to the classroom practical expertise as well as youth ministry scholarship.

Eastern University Distinctives:

  • Small, student-focused classes
  • Expert faculty
  • Christian emphasis
  • Multicultural learning perspective
  • Ideal scheduling & locations for working adults


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