Youth Ministry
Program Intro

How do we disciple the next generation in times of rapid technological and cultural change?

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Develop the character and skills to mentor and influence youth through ministry. Redeemer's Youth Ministry program focuses on discipleship, outreach, and cultural engagement as a way to serve God and the youth that make up the church.

Youth Ministry is a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is offered as an honours major.

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Right from the start, you're learning to understand your own cultural formation and how it can both help and hinder meaningful youth ministry.

First-year courses provide a broad overview of topics that are critical to youth ministry and Christian faith, including a foundational understanding of the Bible. Gain an awareness, as well as the necessary tools, to serve effectively in churches, ministries, and community organizations. Class discussions, led by dedicated and experienced professors, give insight into other denominational and cultural backgrounds.

Youth Ministry The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Pastors provide better care when they understand the diverse stories and histories of people.
  • Theologians can share their perspectives more persuasively when they know how to write well.
  • Ministry directors who are financially literate can create and lead sustainable ministries.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

Create a strong foundation for ministry in courses like Leadership, Coaching, and Mentoring in Ministry while also gaining a greater understanding of working with youth in courses like Youth Culture and Spiritual Formation. Equip yourself with the tools for effective ministry with courses focusing on practical skills like Foundations of Evangelism and Discipleship.

Beyond the Classroom

Participate in Redeemer's campus ministries such as chapel, Rooted Worship, men and women's ministries, and prayer ministry. As well, have the opportunity to connect with guest lecturers from other parts of the country and around the globe invited to speak at Redeemer.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning
After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s youth ministry program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Chandler Horne '09

is in the business of bike and community restoration through his church plant in Hamilton, ON.

Jennifer deVries '00

serves as the executive director of Living Rock—a youth centre planted in the core of downtown Hamilton.

Religion and Theology
Find out where a degree in Youth Ministry takes you!
Redeemer’s Youth Ministry Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Activities coordinator
  • Clergy
  • Children’s director
  • Community development worker
  • Ministry coordinator
  • Missionary
  • Outreach worker
  • Relief worker
  • Student development staff
  • Urban ministry
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Archaeologist
  • Christian nonprofit director
  • Counsellor
  • Diplomat
  • Lawyer
  • Lead pastor
  • Mediator
  • Police officer
  • Professor
  • Social worker
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Archivist
  • Charity fundraiser
  • Ecumenical relations officer
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Humanitarian worker
  • Journalist
  • Politician
  • Writer
Technical skills:
  • Analyzing and applying biblical, theological and doctrinal principles
  • Analyzing complex spiritual issues
  • Applying spiritual truths to current life issues
  • Appreciating human, spiritual and social needs
  • Understanding the historical and cultural context of Biblical events
Transferable skills:
  • Anticipating and understanding the views and concerns of others
  • Articulating and listening objectively
  • Building and defending views on competing positions
  • Clearly expressing ideas
  • Communication skills (oral and written)
  • Curiosity about people and world cultures
  • Making critical observations, evaluations and appropriate decisions
  • Organizing, conducting and explaining research
  • Showing sensitivity to and compassion for others
  • Synthesizing perceptions
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Religion and Theology field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
Professional Organizations:
Connect with these organizations to learn more about your career.
  • Canadian Council of Christian Charities
  • Canadian Council of Churches
  • Canadian Theological Society
  • Canadian-American Theology Association
  • Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
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Youth Ministry
Redeemer’s Youth Ministry Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Chaplains
  • Campus outreach leaders
  • Missionaries
  • Camp directors
  • Teachers
  • Youth pastors
  • Drop-in centre directors
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Theological Studies (MTS)
  • MA in Youth Ministry
  • MA in Christian Leadership
  • MA in Community Development
  • MA in Christian Education
  • MA in Religion and Culture
  • Christian Counselling Certificate
Want to know more about Redeemer’s Youth Ministry program?
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Youth Ministry

Pointing At-Risk Youth to the Living Rock

Jennifer deVries ’00 is rethinking outreach ministry during a pandemic in her role as executive director of Living Rock Ministries.

Church in a Bike Shop

Alumnus Chandler Horne is in the business of bike and community restoration

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