This minor assists individuals in formulating a biblical philosophy of youth work and prepares participants for the ministry of evangelism and spiritual development. This program emphasizes the characteristics, needs, and problems of youth as well as the evaluation of the various types of curriculum and materials available for student ministry.



Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company




Upon completion of the program, the student should be equipped to do the following:

  • Articulate a biblical philosophy, including basic objectives, of youth ministry
  • Describe characteristics, needs, and problems of today’s teens
  • Evaluate various types of curriculum and materials for youth ministry
  • Organize and administer a student ministry program in a variety of settings



Summary of Required Hours

Total hours 18