Youth and Family Ministry

Gain the biblical knowledge and ministry philosophy you need for effective work with children, teens, and young adults in church and parachurch settings.

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Why Youth and Family Ministry?

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. Students in this program learn the skills for effective Bible teaching, ministry philosophy, adolescent development and psychology, and in-depth knowledge of the Bible.

Why Youth and Family Ministry at Cairn?

  • Build the foundation of knowledge essential for ministry through a strong core of Bible/theology courses.
  • Earn a bachelor’s and one of several master’s degrees in five years through our dual-level degree programs, all while qualifying for undergraduate tuition and financial aid.
  • Be discipled by seasoned pastors who share personal perspectives on life in ministry and competency for serving in today’s world.
  • Receive hands-on training through ministry involvement and interaction with a ministry mentor.
  • 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.

Career Paths

  • Children’s Ministry Director
  • Youth Pastor/Director
  • Parachurch ministry leader
  • Camp Director