When Youth Ministry graduate Greg Stier '88, founded the Dare 2 Share (D2S) Ministries in the early ’90s, he had no idea of the far-reaching impact it would have. Today, D2S has reached thousand teenagers across America with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Youth Ministry"Young people need models, not critics."
-John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (1910-1914)
The Youth Ministry degree at Colorado Christian University enables you to articulate a biblical philosophy of youth ministry, model an appropriate lifestyle, understand contemporary youth problems, counsel adolescents in different settings, organize and administrate youth programs, and communicate biblical concepts effectively in a variety of teaching situations. During your time in the program, you'll be required to complete an internship that gives you real experience in the field. Upon graduation, you'll also be prepared for seminary or graduate school.
Youth Ministry in the Christian University
It’s a whole new ball game. Youth culture has changed – even from just 10 years ago. With the rise of postmodernism and new expectations being placed on youth pastors and workers, there has never been a more important time for serious training, and that’s what you'll find at CCU. Our youth ministry degree program began over 20 years ago. In fact, you might call us one of the pioneers of youth ministry. Since that time, many other schools looking to train youth workers have modeled their programs after CCU's. We're established, but not stagnant. Our curriculum is continually updated – emphasizing biblical principles, discipleship, counseling relationships, and effective communication. In addition to classroom learning and internships, opportunities exist every year to participate in local and national ministry training events through CCU's involvement in the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network.