Why Minor in Youth Ministries?

The Youth Ministries Minor offers students the opportunity to consider theoretical and philosophical approaches to ministry with teenagers while developing beginning skills in leading and volunteering in youth ministry settings. The minor includes 18 credits in courses that study church and para-church ministry theory, adolescent issues and culture, as well as skill development courses in small group leadership, administration, practical programming, and Bible study. It includes a field placement setting during one semester (during the school year or in the summer) to develop hands-on skills in youth ministry in a supervised setting. 


The Minor in Youth Ministries includes the following:

Course Number Course Name Credit
YMIN 101 Introduction to Youth Ministry 3
YMIN 102 The Gospel and Adolescent Culture 3
YMIN 205 Youth Ministry and the Small Group Process 3
YMIN 207 Youth Ministry Programming Skills 3
YMIN 305W Youth Ministry Administration 3
YMIN 395 Field Placement 3
  Total Credit Hours: 18

Full descriptions of undergraduate course offerings are available in Eastern's undergraduate course catalog.