Youth Ministry, Family, & Culture

Why study Youth Ministry, Family & Culture at CIU?

The professors in the Youth Ministry, Family & Culture major at Columbia International University actively work in youth and family ministry themselves. They teach from personal experience, not just from the textbook. They’ll share with you the knowledge and skills needed to reach the next generation and their families for Christ and guide you in understanding how contemporary issues affect family life and culture.

 Career and Ministry Opportunities

Consider the impact you can make on young people and families as you fulfill your passion in one of these positions:

  • Youth/Student Ministry Pastor or Director
  • Children's Pastor/Director
  • College Pastor/Director
  • International Youth Worker/Missionary
  • Para-Church Youth Worker (Young Life, Youth for Christ, FCA)
  • Camp/Retreat Director or Program Director
  • Staff at Residential Programs for At-Risk Youth
  • Military Base Youth Worker/Minister
  • Youth Ministry Curriculum Developer
  • Director of a Youth-Focused Nonprofit Organization
  • Inner City or Urban Youth Worker
  • Wilderness Field Instructor
  • Wilderness Program Director
  • Itinerant Youth Speaker
  • or preparation for graduate school

Review the catalog and course requirements.

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete the online application and pay the $25 application fee

2. Review and complete admissions requirements


Locations Offered
On Campus

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