Preaching & Youth Ministry

Johnson University Preaching & Youth MinistryMany Johnson University graduates serve in multiple types of ministries during their lifetimes. Often, a graduate will serve in ministry to youth, then later transition into a ministry that focuses on preaching and church leadership. The Preaching and Youth Ministry Major simultaneously prepares students for both youth- and preaching-focused ministries, equipping them to minister effectively in both roles.

Students will benefit from Johnson’s accreditation, affordable tuition, and an experienced and engaged faculty passionate about each student’s success. Both the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree coursework integrate a Bible & Theology Core and Arts & Sciences Core. Bachelor of Arts degrees usually include 12 or more credits of foreign language study, while Bachelor of Science degrees include additional Natural Science (like Biology and Science Concepts) and Social and Behavioral Science courses (like Psychology and Economics). Students also apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world settings through professional internships

When students complete this program, they will be able to do the following:

  • Model the spiritual maturity of a Christ-like servant-leader necessary for kingdom work.
  • Equip local congregations for kingdom mission through preaching and teaching the Scriptures with depth and sensitivity to the needs of the local congregation.
  • Demonstrate a biblically-based and culturally-relevant strategy for ministry to and with middle and high school students.
  • Exhibit a thoughtful and self-aware model of leadership in order to equip others for effective kingdom mission service.

For a comprehensive list regarding program goals and objectives, see the catalog.

Professional Area Courses
Biblical Teaching & Preaching
Advanced Biblical Teaching & Preaching
Youth & Children’s Ministry Fundamentals
Ministry to Youth
Communication & Christian Faith
Church Planting & Discipleship
Ministry Internship

Bible and Theology Course Sampling
Orientation to the Old Testament I
Orientation to the Old Testament II
Orientation to the New Testament
Fundamentals of Christian Faith
Exegetical Methods
Old Testament Poetry/Wisdom or Prophets Selective
New Testament Epistles or Gospels Selective