Influence the next generation of world-changers
Our Youth and Educational Ministries program will transform your thinking and prepare you to be a difference-maker in countless lives. The YEM major combines the best of educational methodology with the social science disciplines of psychology, communication, sociology and leadership theory to produce agents of change for the church and culture. Join the hundreds of MU graduates who are serving youths in churches, campuses, therapy offices, detention centers and nonprofits around the world.
Classes in the Youth Ministry Concentration are extremely practical and helpful. The program is truly interdisciplinary in nature with classes on spiritual formation, discipleship, programming strategies, youth culture, sociology, psychology, education, leadership training and communication to youth.
Drawing from the fields of education, psychology, sociology and leadership theory, this balanced and versatile concentration will inspire you to think deeply and theologically about transformational ministry. Gain a purposeful understanding of your relationship with God, other Christians and the current culture while you develop the leadership, communication and research skills to effect positive change and create hope and opportunity – wherever God calls you.
Increasingly, there has been a demand for Christian ministers who will serve the whole family. With options in Children’s ministry, Youth Ministry, and spiritual formation, this concentration offers a broad training to those who will serve, counsel, teach, and care for today’s family.
Earn your bachelor’s + master’s in 5 years
Interested in earning an MA in Christian Leadership degree? You can start right now. Through Summit — our accelerated program for high-achieving students — you’ll earn two respected degrees in only five years:
- BA in Youth & Educational Ministries from Multnomah University
- MA in Christian Leadership (MACL) from Multnomah Biblical Seminary
Normally it takes four years to earn a BA, and an extra two years to gain a master’s. As a Summit student, you’ll shave off two years of school and save thousands of dollars without sacrificing opportunities or experience.
Transferring into MU? No problem: Transfer students can complete Summit in as little as four years. Visit the official Summit page to learn more!