Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Youth and Family Ministry
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACCU) degree in Youth and Family Studies will prepare the student for leadership in the local church, para-church or family education studies and professions. There is an incredible need for individuals trained to work with students and their families through the life cycle. The program offers areas of emphasis within Youth and Family with four tracks for specialization: Children's Track, Student Track, Adult Track and Campus Ministry Track. The Youth and Family Studies Major enables graduates to develop the skill set to assist youth and families with the social, spiritual and developmental challenges facing the family today. MACU is one of the few schools in North Carolina and Virginia that offers the opportunity to become a Certified Family Life Educator (provisional licensure at graduation) through The National Council on Family Relations (http://www.ncfr.org/cfle-certification)

Students completing the Youth and Family Studies Major:

  • Will demonstrate an ability to plan programming and regular training in family life skills.
  • Will understand the nuances of and be able to adapt to the distinct requirements of ethnic groups and special needs students.
  • Will know the cultural and legal trends that are redefining family life and altering the mindset of today's young people.
  • Will develop skilld to recruit and train volunteers.
  • Will refine interpersonal skills for positive relationships with volunteers and paid staff.
Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Ken Greene
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

715 North Poindexter Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Youth and Family Ministry
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Student Testimonial

The MACU youth studies program has been a priceless investment for me. Thanks to classes like Youth Studies Planning my days in the youth study program at Mid Atlantic Christian University has been time well spent. I've learned much from the classes.

This summer I had the opportunity to do my internship through Doxology (a summer recruitment team). I met so many youth ministers, preachers, elders, and leaders in the church. Each week, out of the eight that I traveled, I got acquainted with someone new and was able to watch and learn from their lives. Also each week, I mentored one young man. The connections and friendships that have been made are priceless. Traveling this summer allowed me to get a taste for what youth ministry is really like.

None of this would have been accomplished if I were not in the youth studies program. It has prepared me for ministry inside and outside the church. This program can do the same for you. So, if you want to learn, grow, make an impact on others and have fun at the same time, join the youth studies program at MACU.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Kevin Larsen
CFLE Contact Email