bachelor of arts in youth ministry and biblical studies

Overview of Youth Ministry and Biblical Studies

Students in this program will develop programming skills for working with adolescents while delving into the psychology and developmental process of adolescents.

Bemidji is a service oriented community with numerous opportunities to engage with youth. Students can expect an interactive experience with area youth through a yearly outreach ministry, whether through local churches, para church ministries or youth serving agencies.

Who Should Apply

Those with a heart for young people and the desire to make a difference in the lives of adolescents. Those who want to learn, practice and engage in helping youth transition to adulthood through the development of a helping and mentoring relationship through the church, para church or other youth agency.

Career Paths
Graduates will be prepared to work effectively with youth in a variety of settings including churches, Para Church Ministries, and other youth servicing agencies. This degree may also be applicable for employment in group homes or in youth service organizations.
Required Credits

126 credits required including: Youth Minstry (24), Youth Ministry Emphasis (17), Biblical Studies (40), General Education (30), Christian Ministry (15). To view a list of required courses, click here.

Randy mckain


Program Director: Youth Minsitry and Addictions Counseling 
Instructor: Christian Ministry, Youth Ministry, Addictions Counseling

B.S. in Behavioral Science 
Sterling College, Sterling, KS 
M.Ed. in Counseling and School Psychology 
Wichita State University, Wichita, KS 
Further Coursework at 
North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL 
Licensed Staff Minister 
Evangelical Covenant Church of America

Randy McKain