Geneva College



Student Ministry Major

Click here to visit the Geneva College Bible department Web page.The student ministry major delivers the foundation, ministry skills, and attitudes that will prepare students to serve as ministers to youth in church or para-church settings. Students can choose to specialize in Urban Ministry, Children's Ministry, Outdoor/Experiential Education, or College Ministry.

In the senior year of study, students must complete an internship, equipping them with hands on experience where classroom knowledge can be practically applied. Faculty who teach in this major combine education with church experience, delivering to students an enriched learning context.

For more information check out the Student Ministry Blog.

Why major in student ministry at Geneva College?

  • studentmin_team.jpgDevelop the foundation, ministry skills and attitude to minister to youth in church or para-church settings
  • Choose to specialize in Urban Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Outdoor/Experiential Education or College Ministry
  • Combine classroom education with church experience
  • Faculty with long-term ministry experience will train you in evangelism and discipleship
  • Get hands-on experience through internships and a variety of other opportunities, such as: local churches, Young Life, Silver Ring Thing, Coalition for Christian Outreach, LeaderTreks, Ligonier Camp, Summer’s Best Two Weeks, Tiger Pause and many more. 

Classes you might take

  • studentmin_team.jpgBiblical theology
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Evangelism
  • Methods of Teaching the Bible
  • Introduction to Urban Student Ministry

What can you do with a student ministry degree?

  • Church youth director
  • Seminary or graduate school
  • Campus ministries
  • Children’s ministry
  • Outdoor education


Kenny Crosswhite 

When Doubt Derails Your Ministry - Kenny Crosswhite
Session 1 -
Investigating the paralyzing doubts of ministry.


Point of Excellence

Average class size is 17 students.

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Upcoming Events
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Networking & Etiquette Dinner
Presidents Dining Room 5:00 p.m.

April 30, 2013
Attempt at world record planned for May 6
In celebration of Dr. Dean Smith’s retirement announcement, the Geneva community will attempt to gather nearly 600 people for a game of knockout.
February 3, 2014
Dr. Curtis translates three songs for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The PSO will perform the pieces during a free February 13 concert at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
November 4, 2013
Dr. Gabriel Barkay to speak about archaeology in Jerusalem
The celebrated archaeological excavator will be on campus November 11.
March 7, 2014
Dr. Meek publishes "A Little Manual for Knowing"
The book presents an eight-step approach to epistemology—the study of the nature of knowledge.
March 25, 2014
Dr. Merold Westphal to visit Geneva for annual Bitar Lecture Series
Westphal, a renowned philosopher and author, will speak on Apr. 8-9.
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.