Why Major in Youth Ministry at Eastern University?

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.

“Eastern is a unique blend of the intellectual, practical, social, and spiritual, composing one clear message - use the brain and the heart God gave you and live out the Gospel.”

Adam Gould '05
U.S. Executive Director, eduKenya;
Founder, Kenya Children Project

What the Youth Ministry Department Offers

Youth Ministry Department Mission Statement

The mission and mandate of Eastern University is to provide a Christian liberal arts education that will equip our students to take "the whole gospel to the whole world." Taking that goal seriously means that we must develop a youth ministry curriculum and training that will meet the evolving needs of a rapidly changing global community. It is in light of that vision that Eastern University, located outside of Philadelphia, PA has developed a full academic department and degree program to meet the unique challenges of reaching the 1.2 billion people between the ages of 13-20 who inhabit this planet.

Our mission involves training disciples of Jesus Christ to raise up fellow disciples of Christ through a program which emphasizes:

  • Biblical integrity
  • Creative Programming
  • Personal relationships
  • Real "life on life" experiences with youth
  • A learner-centered approach
  • Purpose-driven models
  • Life-long discipleship