Religion - Youth Ministry

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 Religion - Youth Ministry program focuses on discipleship, outreach, and cultural engagement as a way to serve God and the youth that make up the church.

Religion - Youth Ministry is a Bachelor of Arts degree. It is offered as a general 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.

Religion - 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 gets 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.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s religion - 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.

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 Theology (ThM)
  • MA in Youth Ministry
  • MA in Christian Leadership
  • MA in Community Development
  • MDiv in Christian Education
  • MA in Religion and Culture
  • Christian Counselling Certificate

Want to know more about Redeemer’s Religion - Youth Ministry program?

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Religion - Youth Ministry Stories

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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.

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Church in a Bike Shop

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

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