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.
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.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” – Luke 16:10a
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.
“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”
Ronald Belsterling, Ph.D.
Professor, Youth & Young Adult Ministry Program Director
“Trusting Christ to guide and oversee the teaching-learning process, we hope to produce leaders who make disciples, bringing hope, peace, and joy to those to whom they minister.” — Dr. BelsterlingRead Bio
Ph.D., Biola University,Education
M.S., Villanova University, Counseling & Human Relations
B.A., Grove City College, Psychology/Religion
Rick Rhoads, D.Min.
Professor, Chair of Church & Ministry Leadership Dept. and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
“Who we are and how we live together is what we teach.” — Dr. RhoadsRead Bio
D. Min., George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Global Leadership
M.A., Columbia International University, Leadership for Evangelism & Discipleship
B.S., Lancaster Bible College, Christian Education
A.S., Harrisburg Community College, Radiologic Technology