Youth, Children, and Family Ministry (M.Div.)

Department of Theology & Christian Ministries

Over the past couple decades, children's ministry and youth ministry have experienced a revolution. Churches are recognizing the importance of a more holistic ministry approach. Rather than thinking of ministry strictly in terms of artificial age categories, more and more churches are staffing their ministries with women and men who understand the broader dynamics of youth, children, and their families.

In response, Northwest Nazarene University has created a fully online Master of Divinity degree with a specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry. The Master of Divinity has long been considered the "gold standard" for ministerial preparation. NNU's specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry can prepare you for ministry in the local church or parachurch while establishing a strong and deep foundation in theological training for life-long ministry and leadership. Many of our students are serving in full-time or part-time ministry assignments while others are serving presently in volunteer capacities.

Whether you are heading into a vocational ministry role as a generational or family ministry pastor, youth or children's pastor, or you are a layperson desiring advanced training in the context of parachurch ministry, Christian schools, or camping, NNU's fully online Master of Divinity with a specialization in Youth, Children & Family Ministry track will equip you for the ministry to which God is calling you.

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Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)