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.
Explore courses required for a
- major in youth ministries
- major in biblical and theological studies with a youth ministry concentration
- 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.