two year ministry programs:
Youth Ministry

Course Overview

Diploma in Youth Ministry

Two Year Program (60 Credits)
Prepare yourself with Bible and ministry knowledge that can open doors to lay and volunteer ministry.

Courses revolve around:

  • Developing youth ministry skills
  • Developing strategies to work with youth in any context
  • Theology and Bible education applied to youth education

Those considering full-time youth ministry should enrol in the 4 year Bachelor of Arts in Ministry-Youth.

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Youth Ministry: Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology (30 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel

Arts & Sciences (18 credits)

  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 261 Leadership Foundations
  • HF/SS electives (6 credits)

Youth (12 credits)

  • CM 250 Introduction to Counselling
  • YO 151 Introduction to Youth Ministry
  • YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods
  • YO 313 Youth Issues & Culture OR
  • YO 346 Exploring Styles & Philosophy of Youth Ministry

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.

 

Al Mertes  Program Coordinator

I was a youth pastor for over 30 years and have seen, firsthand, the signficance of youth ministry. The youth of today are exposed to more pressures and challenges than ever and having well equipped leaders to walk with, share life with and guide them on their journey has never been more important. If you have a calling to serve the youth population then our program will help equip for that purpose. 

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It's a blast! The professor knows what he's talking about, and knows how to bring you out of your comfort zone.
Janelle
Youth Ministry Student
Encounter1
Youth ministry is a fun, upbeat program with lots of enjoyable moments and encouragement from the professors.
Cheryl
Youth Ministry Student
Encounter1
Al is an amazing teacher, has access to a variety of resources and network. His classes are life changing and his passion for youth is seen by his love.
Jason
Youth Ministry Student
Encounter1
It is a small college big on community. The professors are open to visits and care deeply for you.
Juli
Youth Ministry Student
Janelle
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Future Opportunities

You will gain skills for any type of job that involves working with the youth demographic. Specific applications are:

  • Church Youth Worker
  • Camp Ministry Positions
  • Continue on to Bachelor of Arts in Ministry- Youth 
  • Transfer into another four year degree at Prairie
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Youth Ministry Students
Youth Ministry Students
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Parable Place
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Prayer Chapel
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The Upper Room
The Upper Room
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Outdoor Studies
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