Briercrest College

Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry

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Program Information

School:Briercrest College
Faculty:Briercrest College - Christian Ministry
Field of Study:Youth Ministry
Description:Youth today are not satisfied with simple answers. They want more than clich├ęs from people who do not recognize the complexity of their world. The BA Youth Ministry trains students to be specialists equipped to help meet the needs of young people and their families. The program has a solid foundation in biblical studies and theology, a strong emphasis on the social sciences (and psychology in particular), and a primary focus on courses that explore the profession of youth ministry and its relationship to the broader church. Beyond the classroom, students in the BA Youth Ministry are required to complete two separate internships in which they work in a church or ministry context. More broadly, this experiential component is complemented by opportunities to be directly involved in working with youth in local churches, local high schools, Youth Quake, a nearby youth drop-in centre, and other possibilities. The BA Youth Ministry seeks to provide students with the character development, spiritual growth, biblical and theological grounding, and skills needed for full-time or lay youth ministry.

This program also provides the option for further study at the graduate or undergraduate level, particularly in the areas of youth ministry or other ministry-related studies. While most graduates pursue formal ministry positions, some graduates have found employment in group homes for adolescents and other service sector occupations.
URL:Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry at Briercrest College
Length:120 Hour(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,976

1 class = 3 credit hours.
$996 per 3 credit hour course ($332/credit)
$5976 is the cost of 18 credit hours

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60 to 100

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants wishing to be accepted into Briercrest College as a full-time or part-time student must: - Have earned a high school diploma with a minimum average of 60 per cent in four academic grade 12 courses, including at least one academic English course. - Be a professing and practicing Christian. - Commit to live by the standards set out the Briercrest College and Seminary

Additional Admission Requirements:
    I. Required Courses (24 credit hours): PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents, YM 100 Foundations of Youth Ministry, YM 210 Evangelism and Discipleship of Youth, YM 238 Youth Ministry Internship I (3 credit hours), YM 397 Youth Ministry Skills Lab, YM 438 Youth Ministry Internship II (6 credit hours), and YM 494 Career Youth Ministry II. Elective Courses (12 credit hours): CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership, FMST 316 Families in Crisis, NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies, PSY 379 Psychology of Personal and Interpersonal Dynamics, PSY 441 Contemporary Counselling Issues, SOC 392 Sociology of Youth in North America, YM 220 Camp and Youth Ministries, YM 355 Teaching and Preaching to Youth, and YM 410 Studies in Contemporary Adolescent Issues III. Cognate Requirements (12 credit hours) Church and its Context requirements (6 credit hours): CM 461 Issues in Ministry Leadership (if not taken above), COMM/PAST 355 Homiletics, HIS 431 History of Christianity in Canada, PAST 437 Pastoral Theology, PAST 438 Practical Theology, PAST 453 Variety in Preaching, PAST 466 Soul Care, and THEO 301 Worship in the Christian Tradition Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements (6 credit hours beyond the core requirements): 300+ Biblical Studies (BLST) or Theology (THEO) course(s): GRK 200 Introductory Greek I, GRK 201 Introductory Greek II, HEB 200 Introductory Hebrew I, HEB 201 Introductory Hebrew II, and PHI 455 Philosophy of Religion Free Electives (to bring credit hour total to 120 credit hours) PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit) and SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit) In addition, all Bachelor of Arts degrees require the completion of Briercrest's core curriculum.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on October 03, 2017

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