Available as major (B.S. degree) and minor. This major has been approved by the Course of Study Advisory Committee to meet educational requirements for ordination as an elder/deacon in the Church of the Nazarene.Remember the believers who took time to share the Gospel with you and help you grow in Christ? Now, it’s your turn. You have the opportunity to influence the next generations for Jesus Christ.
With up to 65 percent of the population in many countries under the age of 25, the need for youth ministry continues to grow. Many define youth as a separate culture. Their view of the life, the world, truth and the Christian faith are radically different from previous generations.Millions of teens in the U.S. are living without foundation or focus. They are looking for role models, heroes and mentors. They need followers of Christ to tell them about Jesus.Churches need youth ministry professionals who know our culture, our youth and the strengths of our faith. They need:
You realize that our young people are the Church of today and tomorrow. You are ready to serve. We will help you become the leader you want and need to be.At Olivet, you can:
Putting knowledge to workCommunity ministry experience and a full summer internship are part of the degree requirements.
CareersDo these characteristics describe you?
Then consider a career working with tweens and teens as a youth minister. Possible careers include: youth pastor, pastor to youth and families, generations director, parachurch director, denominational youth specialist, camp director+.Youth Ministry is within the School of Theology and Christian Ministry.
Shape the hearts and minds of the next generation through a career in youth ministry.