Youth & Young Adult Ministry Concentration

Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM)

Impacting the Next Generation of Christian Leaders

Why Study Youth & Young Adult Ministry through Capital Seminary & Graduate School?

Share the Hope of Christ

Teenagers and young adults often find themselves at a crossroads in their early years: should they engage their faith in Christ or abandon it? Through Capital’s master’s in youth ministry, you’ll become even further equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to minister to broken and struggling teens and adolescence during this crucial time. With a strong focus on teaching and service, you’ll graduate with a firm foundation on the Word of God and have practical tools for ministry. 

What Makes our Program Different?

The program is delivered in a blended, accelerated, cohort-based model that allows life-engaged adult learners to complete an advanced degree without uprooting life at home and work. Students participate in a learning community that blends online education with in-class residencies. A typical course is 6 weeks in length and is comprised of 5 weeks of online work and two days of residency.

Other Concentrations Offered:

Your Journey

Credit Hours: 48

Average Completion Time: 1 – 2 years

Cost Per Credit: $535

Capstone Option: Two Mentored Field-Based Experiences or a Ministry Research Project


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“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” – Luke 16:10a

In This Program Students Will…

  • Gain a foundational knowledge of the narrative, content, and interpretation of the Bible for the purposes of the development of a biblical worldview.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary in effectively communicating the Scriptures.
  • Obtain the skills necessary in the process of personal spiritual formation and discipleship of others.
  • Obtain the character and competencies necessary to be an authentic servant leader.
  • Gain a biblical philosophy of ministry and leadership practice applicable in the context of contemporary culture.
  • Obtain the knowledge and skill sets necessary to lead individuals, teams, and organizations.
  • Obtain the skill sets necessary for assessing organizational health and strategizing for organizational development.
  • Gain the knowledge and skill sets appropriate to the selected ministry concentration.
  • Gain experiential learning and research skills for maintaining life-long education.

CURRICULUM PLAN

MAM in Youth & Young Adult Ministry (48 Credits)
Biblical and Theological Studies:12 Credits
Ministry Praxis:9 Credits
Advanced Ministry Praxis:21 Credits
Field-Based Experience:6 Credits

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Hear from a Student: MA in Ministry

“I chose Capital because it was accessible, affordable, practical and theologically solid. It was a balanced, comprehensive program that fit my life. I was also learning things that I was able to apply immediately. I came out of the class on The Life & Work of the Leader and taught it to my elders within a week!”

– Doug Logan (’16) Pastor & Author of “On the Block”

Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Rick Rhoads

Chair of the Church & Ministry Leadership Department

“Who we are and how we live together is what we teach.” — Dr. Rhoads

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