Youth ministries

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Courses from religion, communication and psychology are combined in the youth ministries and recreation major. This major is for those who feel called to a wide range of youth ministry vocations, such as camping ministry, outdoor recreation ministries and other youth-focused settings. You will be prepared for entry-level positions in these fields.

Graduates have become camp program directors, community outreach coordinators, Youth for Christ directors and inner-city outreach workers.

The biblical and theological studies major with a youth ministry concentration is best suited for those feeling called to a congregational ministry as a youth pastor or Christian education director.

This major can be completed in three years if you are a dedicated and ambitious student. Compare the three-year plan and the four-year plan. These plans should be considered as guidelines only when planning your study at Bluffton.

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Declare a major in youth ministries, biblical and theological studies major with youth ministry concentration or a minor in youth ministry.

Want to learn more about Bluffton?

Up-to-date resources on current trends in youth ministry is available at Youth Specialties Academic Support Network.