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Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Organizational Development Dual-Level Program

Gain the biblical knowledge and ministry philosophy of a youth and family ministry degree while you form a strong understanding of how organizations grow and function well with an MS in Organizational Development – all in as few as five years.

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Why Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Organizational Development?

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 Organizational Development equips you with resources and training to collaborate with diverse groups of people, create a productive work environment, and promote positive change so you can help for-profit and nonprofit businesses 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.

Youth and Family Ministry (BS) + MS in Organizational Development at Cairn

Biblical Integration

Form an understanding of organizational leadership from a Christian perspective

Experienced Faculty

Be mentored by professors who have successful, global experience in business.

Career Preparation

Engage with practical, up-to-date strategies of youth ministry. Study coursework relevant to today’s workforce.

Graduate School Preparation

Take most graduate-level courses 100% online.

Ministry Opportunity

Understand youth ministry from a global perspective and take opportunities to experience various missional contexts

Hands-On Education

Receive hands-on training through ministry involvement and interaction with a ministry mentor.

Campus Community

Utilize Cairn’s business connections to enter world-class internships while you study.

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Get an inside look at our Youth and Family Ministry + MS in Organizational Development Program

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Required Credits: 120

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • YTH 322 Comp Tech for Youth/Fam Min
    • YTH 222 Effective Bible Teaching
    • BIB 441 The Corinthian Epistles
    • BIB 472 Exegesis/Theol of Romans
    • BIB 442 The Pastoral Epistles

Youth Pastor/Director

Parachurch ministry leader

Camp Director

Administrative position in an organization

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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

Matt Mcalack

Matt McAlack

Director, Youth and Family Ministry; Professor, School of Divinity

Dr. Matt McAlack teaches Bible, theology, psychology, and youth and family ministry.

Since 1996, Dr. McAlack has also directed JAM (Junior High Adventures in Ministry), a ministry and evangelism training event for middle schoolers at Cairn University.

In addition to serving at Cairn, Dr. McAlack has also served as a youth pastor and pastor of English ministry, as well as a speaker at conferences and retreats. Currently, he and his wife Michele lead the Youth Ministry and Outreach at Calvary Baptist Church in Bristol Pennsylvania.

Yunn Kang

Yunn Kang

Sr. Vice President for Finance; Dean, School of Business

Yunn Kang serves as Cairn University’s Sr. VP for Finance and teaches courses in accounting, finance, tax, auditing, applied statistics, international business, and creativity and innovation.

A former Certified Public Accountant, Yunn Kang came to Cairn after a career serving as finance manager for a retail chain, Director of Finance for a healthcare provider, and several years in public accounting as an auditor and consultant for KPMG LLC, a US audit, tax, and advisory services firm. While at KPMG, he audited clients in healthcare, telecommunications, and biotechnology, in addition to consulting for financial services firms and banks.

He is also ordained as a pastor and has served as a pastor at local Presbyterian churches.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Caleb Esteban De Jesus

I can confidently say that the Youth and Family Ministries program at Cairn has prepared me well for discipling young people effectively. I am grateful for the quality professors I have and the great friends I made during my time here. This program challenges me, equips me, and pushes me out of my comfort zone in the best ways!

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