About the Program

Why This Major Is Relevant

Today’s adolescents are growing up in ever more treacherous waters. New technologies such as social networking, in-game internet communities, and text messaging make unsupervised communication easier. Offline, the availability of drugs, alcohol, and sexual experimentation make the transition from child to adult rife with difficult decisions. Many young people go through these transitions in broken homes and without the guidance they need to make healthy choices. APU’s youth and family ministries program equips graduates to step into this gap, provide direction, and help young people grow into adults with safety and Christian faith intact.

Gain In-depth Learning Experiences

The youth and family ministries program features the MINY 406 course, in which each student develops his or her own personal philosophy of ministry. This works hand in hand with the two-semester MIN 401 requirement, which provides an opportunity to put that philosophy into practice. Students graduate with a clearly formulated ministry plan and a year of applicable work experience on their résumés.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.