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Youth Ministry - Bachelor of Religious Education



The Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) Youth Ministry is a practical professional degree that will equip you with the skills you need for this ministry role. In this three-year program, you will receive training that you can actively apply to your current and future ministry career.

In the BRE Youth Ministry program, you will learn how to teach, mentor and guide young people through this pivotal stage in their lives. You will gain a strong foundation in youth ministry, and your internship will provide you with opportunities to gain practical experience while further developing your ministry skills. In addition, courses in Canadian youth culture, discipleship and global Christianity will give you a deeper understanding of the complexities of youth ministry in our contemporary culture.

The BRE Youth Ministry degree will challenge you to think critically about the issues that affect today’s youth and the role of youth workers. Through your interactions with your professors, fellow students and young people, you will gain the knowledge, practical skills and spiritual growth necessary to help you follow your calling.

Program Faculty

Dr. Bradley Noel

Dr. Daniel Scott

Dr. Daniel Wong

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  • Youth Ministry
  • Social Work
  • Parachurch Ministry
  • Outreach
  • Ministry

Program Requirements

BRE Youth Ministry Core Requirements (66 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • [BSTH 3__] Biblical Studies and Theology courses
  • [BSTH ___] Biblical Studies and Theology courses
  • [CHRI 101] Christian Life and Discipleship
  • [CHRI 221] Educational History and Philosophy
  • [CHRI 321] Principles and Practices of Teaching
  • [CHRI 361] Global Christianity
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • [FDED] (Field Education) 102, 201, 202, 301, 302 (Units # 2 – 6)
  • [HIST 251] History of Christianity I
  • [HIST 252] History of Christianity II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Natural Sciences] Natural Sciences elective course
  • [Social Sciences] Social Sciences elective courses
Youth Ministry Focus Requirements (15 Credit Hours)
  • [CHRI 121] Ministry Today
  • [CHRI 339] Internship in Youth Ministry
  • [CHRI 344] Seminar in Ministry
  • Two of
    • [CHRI 331] Canadian Youth Culture
    • [CHRI 332] Youth at Risk
    • [CHRI 338] Special Topics in Youth Ministry
    • [CHRI 343] Preaching
Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 90 Credit Hours


  • At least 24 out of 90 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 90 credit hours.
Program requirements subject to change.
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