Student Ministry - Geneva College, Christian College in Pennsylvania

BA Major • Minor

Student Ministry

Learn how to minister to young people from different social and cultural backgrounds

Working with teens can feel daunting. Explore the challenges youth face and the ways you can engage with them using the gifts God has given you. Geneva’s student ministry degree provides the biblical instruction vital to actively love and minister to others

Geneva prepares you to make a meaningful impact in your career, community and life.

Focus on Your Passion

Specialize in Urban Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Experiential Education, or College Ministry

Built-in Internship

By design you will put your classroom knowledge into action

Learn From Church Leaders

Our professors don’t just teach in the classroom-- they lead in their churches, serve on the mission field, mentor their students, and engage in the local community

Engage in Local Ministry

Begin serving while learning in one of Beaver Falls’ many ministry opportunities

Key Courses

Introduction to Student Ministry

Consider the Biblical basis for relational ministry while examining leadership qualities and techniques for working with youth

Theory and Practice of Experiential Education

Theory and Practice of Experiential Education Step outside the classroom as you learn the history, philosophy, and effectiveness of experiential education and apply it in camp, retreat, and outward bound settings

Methods of Teaching the Bible

Methods of Teaching the Bible Whether it’s one-on-one or in front of a youth group, this class teaches you how to examine, analyze, and apply the Bible so you can teach others

Urban Student Ministry

Cultivate a Christlike love for cities and the people who live there as you learn about urban youth, their culture, the challenges they face, and how to minister to them

Experienced & Accomplished Faculty

Career Prep

Graduates who aspire to have an impact in their communities and their careers through a Geneva Education gain expertise in this field enhanced by academics rooted in Christian values and ethics in Geneva’s program.

Every student completes an experiential, hands-on internship with a ministry organization where classroom knowledge is applied.

“Geneva gave me a clear understanding as to my calling as a student and has also challenged me to become a better image of Christ. And the education has not only challenged my faith but has also shed a light onto how I can live a life pleasing to God while pursuing a career.” - Collin, student ministry grad

Be prepared for ministry in roles such as...

  • Youth Pastor
  • Counselor
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Chaplain
  • Worship Leader

Further your impact...

  • Start your own non-profit to share the love of Christ with troubled youth
  • Write and publish devotions or books for teens
  • Grow in your own knowledge and deepen your passion for youth by attending seminary
  • Be a light to young adults with special needs by working in group homes or camps

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