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It’s bigger than a stepping stone. It’s sooner than the church of tomorrow. It’s deeper than babysitting. It’s a call to one of the most difficult yet rewarding ministries in the kingdom. And I pray it’s what God has in mind for you.

Almost every person has seen that families have the ability to empower or damage young people’s potential. In my 25 years of ministry, I have become passionate about helping young people and families develop Christian values. The Youth and Family Ministry program offers the skills to work with families through the life cycle.

“Introduction to Family Ministry” lays a strong theological foundation for a faithful and relevant ministry to students. “Teaching for Spiritual Transformation” focuses on current trends and practical ways of reaching a postmodern generation.

Even with all the formal academics in place, it’s the relationships you will form among fellow Christians who believe in the power of family ministry that will equip you the most.

Students successfully completing the Youth and Family Ministry major will:


demonstrate the ability to plan programming and regular training in family life shills


assess global and local needs of today's youth and their families


develop programs that are sensitive to needs of the family


develop professional skills useful for dealing with people and coworkers


demonstrate godly character and professionalism


demonstrate the ability to serve in a variety of leadership roles

Hear From a Former Youth and Family Student

MACU's professors are what sets us Apart from other colleges

This program will provide a solid foundation for youth and family ministry while making you feel like a part of the family at MACU.

R. Bane Angles

Lisa A. Davis

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