Bible Major—Youth Ministries Concentration, Bachelor of Arts Degree
See also Pastoral Ministries
Reach Youth with God’s Word
With today’s culture contending for the hearts and minds of youth, reaching young people for the Lord presents unique challenges and opportunities. To prepare for those challenges, students in PCC’s youth ministries concentration gain a firm foundation in God’s Word with emphasis on effective youth ministry.
The cornerstone of the program, comprehensive Bible training, enables youth ministries students to know God’s Word and learn to communicate its truths. Classes, Campus Church, chapel, and various avenues of ministry provide many opportunities to grow to love God’s Word while being challenged to serve others. Additionally, youth ministries students acquire valuable experience working with the large youth group at Campus Church, or with other local Bible-believing churches.
By choosing an emphasis in church music, digital media, education, physical education, or speech, students receive specialized ministry training for their unique calling of service.
The purpose of the youth ministries concentration is to prepare Christians for effective work with youth.
Graduates of the youth ministries concentration will be able to
- demonstrate thorough knowledge of the content and themes of the Word of God,
- defend sound doctrine,
- evaluate current issues in light of biblical teaching,
- develop a biblical philosophy of ministry,
- present biblical truth correctly and clearly, and
- demonstrate skills necessary for effective youth ministry.
Recommended Course Sequence
Students must demonstrate ability in one area of applied music and take one-half hour instruction in this area for four
semesters (voice, keyboard, organ, or one of the standard band or orchestral instruments). Previous voice training is not required of voice students. Organ lessons require at least three years of piano background. A platform and recital are
Extracurricular Activity Requirement: Students in this emphasis must participate in several semesters of intercollegiate or intramural sports or an approved alternative.
Fitness Test: Students in this emphasis must pass the Physical Fitness Test or take PE 283/273 Physical Fitness (minimum grade of “C-” required).
To continue in speech emphasis, students must successfully complete a sophomore speech platform and enroll in SP 999 Speech Repertoire when taking private lessons. A recital is not required.
- Youth director
- Children’s director
- Youth/children’s teacher
When I decided to go to PCC, I looked at what kind of men PCC was producing in the ministry and liked what I saw. Ultimately, this is why I attended. PCC gave me a good foundation for my ministry because of the many ways to get involved. Being involved and serving in the ministries of PCC helped me gain insight into the practical aspects of the ministry. During my years of interning, I began to see God calling me to children’s ministry.