Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Nonprofit Leadership Dual-Level Program

Gain the biblical knowledge and ministry philosophy of a youth and family ministry degree while you develop an expertise in the nonprofit sector with an MS in Nonprofit Leadership – all in as few as five years.

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Why Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Nonprofit Leadership?

A Youth and Family Ministry degree gives you a deep knowledge of the Bible and church leadership with a particular focus on ministry to young people and their families. Additionally, an MS in Nonprofit Leadership equips you with resources and training in financial management, fundraising, decision making, and organizational effectiveness so you can help churches, parachurch ministries, and other nonprofits expand their reach and operate at their maximum potential.


How it Works:

This program condenses six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. By completing both degrees together, you will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and financial aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.


Why Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Nonprofit Leadership at Cairn?

  • Receive hands-on training through ministry involvement and interaction with a ministry mentor.
  • Learn the strategy, management practices, and principles it takes to do nonprofit work well.
  • Engage with practical, up-to-date strategies of youth ministry.
  • Understand youth ministry from a global perspective and take opportunities to experience various missional contexts.
  • Utilize Cairn’s business connections to enter world-class internships while you study.
  • Be mentored by professors who have successful, global experience in business.
  • Study coursework relevant to today’s workforce.


Career Paths

  • Youth Pastor/Director
  • Parachurch ministry leader
  • Camp Director
  • Nonprofit leader