The Associates in Youth Ministries is a program of study designed to provide the student with knowledge of the basic principles of youth ministry. Coursework for the minor can be used to fulfill elective requirements in a major area of study.
Program Director: Jeffrey D. Riley
The student will:
- Develop a basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian Theology.
- Understand the essentials of a proper methodology to interpret and apply the English Bible.
- Develop a commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
- Develop an historical framework and Biblical philosophy for Christian education.
- Acquire a fundamental knowledge and methodology of youth ministry.
- Become acquainted with the uniqueness of adolescent development and how to reach them.
- Develop basic pastoral administration and leadership skills.
Associate Degree Requirements
- Complete a minimum of 65 semester credit hours.
- A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
- At least 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
- Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
- Meet course requirements in the following areas:
- Bible/Theology (24 credits)
- Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
- Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
- New Testament Survey (BT 106)
- Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
- Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
- Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
- Bible/Theology Elective
- Chapel (CCS 110)
- Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
- Educational Ministries (18 credits)
- Marriage and Family Life (EM 109)
- EM Freshman Field Studies (EM 140)
- Foundations of Youth Ministry (EM 206)
- AV and Technology (EM 230)
- EM Sophomore Field Studies (EM 240)
- Youth Culture and Challenges (EM 310)
- Principles and Methods of Youth Ministry (EM 315)
- Small Group Communication (EM 320)
- General Studies (23 credits)
- Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
- English Composition (ENG 101)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
- Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
- Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
- Biological Science and Lab (SCI 245) or Earth Science and Lab (SCI 235)
- Mathematics Elective
Award: Associate of Arts in Youth Ministries