Youth & Family Ministry

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The Youth and Family Ministry degree is designed to prepare and equip students to minister to adolescents and families in a church setting. Students will receive a thorough grounding in University Core and general education Bible classes, then gain hands-on experience and practical training in ministering to youth and families.

Degree objectives

With this major, you will:

  • Gain a solid theological foundation in the Bible, both Old and New Testaments.
  • Study the principles of the New Testament and how those are applied to daily life and ministry.
  • Learn the history of the church universal and the Restoration Movement, seeking to understand the impact of that heritage on church today.
  • Receive both theoretical instruction and practical training in ministry through a variety of classes, especially classes pertaining to youth ministry, and an internship with a youth group.


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Alumnus Matt Wallace describes his ministry with homeless teens in Denver, Colorado, and how ACU prepared him for a life of service.
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