Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Points of Distinction:

  • The Family and Youth Ministry Degree will equip students to be a resource and support for parents in order to point their youth towards Jesus.
  • Students will have many opportunities to practice skills inside local or global Churches.
  • Students will learn how to bridge the gap between youth and the rest of the Church creating a multigenerational experience.
  • The Family and Youth Ministry Program helps students see that youth are important and have much to offer to any society.

Possible Careers:

  • Youth Minister

  • Associate Minister or Director

  • Urban Ministry Administrator

  • Director of a Faith-based Organization

  • Missional Community Leader

  • Church Planter

  • Director of a Youth-focused Nonprofit Organization

  • School Athletic Coach

  • Pastor

  • Counselor

  • Camp director

This degree program can be taken as a dual minor in conjunction with another Christian Ministry dual minor. For additional information about the Family and Youth Ministry Degree Program, see the online catalog.

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BBC taught me the importance of presenting every sermon well when speaking to youth! There is no such thing as a ‘throw away’ sermon. Will students remember every sermon? No, but they will remember one, and if even one sermon has a lasting impact for one student, then it’s all worth it.

B. Cobley, 2017 Graduate

Family and Youth Ministry Degree Program Breakdown

All 4- and 2-year degrees at Boise Bible College are built around three components: General Education, Bible Major, Ministry Program.

It is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. Each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

General Studies (1 credit)
  • Bible College Navigator
Language and Communication (18 credits)
  • Public Speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • Greek 1-3
Philosophy (8 credits)
  • Christian Ethics
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, or Worldviews
History (6 credits)
  • Survey of Church History
  • Church History (choose one of three sections)
Math/Science (choose 3 credits)
  • Personal Finances
  • Theory of Intelligent Design
Social Science (choose 3 credits*)
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • General Psychology
  • Sociology
Open Electives
  • May include any course offered 1
Bible (31 credits)
  • Journey Through the Bible
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Old Testament Introduction
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Life of Christ (choose two of three sections) 
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • History of Israel
  • Greek Exegesis 1-2
  • Romans
Theology (13 credits)
  • Survey of Bible Doctrine
  • Biblical Interpretation and Resources
  • Origin and Nature of the Bible
  • Historical Theology
  • Advanced Bible Doctrine
Bible or Theology Electives (3 credits)
Christian Ministries Core (24 credits)
  • Christian Life
  • Intro to Vocational Ministries
  • Sophomore Seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Organization & Administration
  • Communicating Biblical Truth or Introduction to Preaching (men)
  • Foundations for Spiritual Growth
  • Women in Ministry (women) or Life in Ministry
  • Christian Leadership
  • Senior Capstone
  • Contextual Ministry
Family and Youth Ministry Core (10 credits)
  • Family Ministry
  • Intro to Children’s and Youth Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Curriculum Development
  • Youth Counseling
Guided Electives (4 credits)
  • Small Group Ministry
  • Intro to Preaching
  • Team Dynamics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Advanced Preaching
  • Educational Psychology
  • Seminar Experience (with approval)
Ministry Electives (2 credits)
Internships (4 credits)