Youth/Educational Ministries

Prepare to serve the next generation

Interested in serving youth and families? This major provides students with a broad preparation for the varieties of ways the Gospel of Christ is presented in today's society. The particular focus of this major is to prepare students for innovative ministries with a specific focus on adolescents and young adults and also to oversee educational ministries of a local church.

Why study Youth/Educational Ministries at Malone?

  • Much of your learning will be hands-on experience through a church or para-church setting:
  • Internships are a vital part of this program.
  • Our professors are published authors and renowned practitioners in their fields. 
  • Many of our professors come from different faith traditions. You'll study and hopefully gain an appreciation for a wide variety of traditions. 
  • You’ll have the chance to plan your own events, such as a camp or youth conference. 
  • Each year students preach in community worship and have numerous opportunities for experiential ministry.

What can I do with this degree?

A degree in Youth/Educational Ministry will prepare you to pursue any number of careers, including:

  • Youth minister
  • Working at a Christian school
  • Missionary, evangelist, or teacher
  • Working for a ministry or non-profit organization
  • Counselor
  • Church Administration
  • Residence director
  • Chaplain
  • Media specialist 


Malone’s theology programs involve internships in the fields that you’ll eventually seek employment. Our professors help connect you with local churches and para-church organization throughout the Northeast Ohio region—and you are welcome to select other internships throughout the nation or world! Our students have interned at large and small churches. Just a few include: The ChapelFirst Friends ChurchLoveCantonRivertree Christian Church, and NewPointe Community Church


Course Curriculum

This major includes 30 credit hours from the Bible, Theology, and Ministry core, 6 credit hours from the Foundational Ministries core, and 24 credit hours from the Youth/Educational Ministries track. Each course for this major is listed in the official Academic Catalog

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Alumni Profile

James Talbert

Pastor of Citizens Akron Youth/Educational Ministries ’13

Since graduating, James has worked toward earning an M.A. in Theological Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School while pastoring a church plant in Akron.