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: Mr. Jeff Riley
The student will:
- Develop knowledge of the content of the Bible.
- Develop an understanding of Christian theology.
- Lay a foundation for a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
- Evidence qualities of spiritual growth.
- 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 67 semester credit hours.
- A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
- At least 34 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 & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
- Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
- Hermeneutics (BT 250)
- Apologetics (BT/PH 350)
- Bible/Theology Elective
- Educational Ministries (12 credits)
- 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)
- Inter-Area Studies (3 credits)
- Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
- Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-202/3)
- Chapel Attendance (IAS 110)
- Humanities (12 credits)
- Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
- English Composition (ENG 101)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
- Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview (PH 106)
- Social Sciences (9 credits)
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
- Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 235/236)
- Marriage and Family Life (SOC/EM 109)
- Natural Sciences (7 credits)
- College Mathematics (MAT 140)
- Introduction to Human Biology & Lab (SCI 241/242)
Award: Associate of Arts in Youth Ministries