Online Associate of Arts in Youth Ministry

All Christians are called to spread the good news of Christ’s love, but bringing that message to today’s youth is a special calling. At Point University, our ministry program is designed to strengthen your spiritual gifts and knowledge of Christian principles so that you can be an effective example of Christ for young people.


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1. Establish an understanding of the requirements of leading and serving in a ministry environment.

2. Apply biblical theology, Christian principles, and an understanding of human development to help young people grow and mature in Christ.

3. Demonstrate effective leadership skills in multicultural environments.


The online associate in youth ministry program’s comprehensive curriculum is designed to equip students with a broad grounding in the liberal arts, along with foundational preparation for effective service with an emphasis on youth. Coursework includes:

  • Effective Thinking
  • Theological Foundations for the Christian Life
  • The Practice of Christian Ministry
  • Developmental Psychology


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Program Length

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in youth ministry at Point University allows students to work at their own pace. While there are deadlines associated with the online youth ministry program, there are no required meeting times, so students are able to complete their work at their convenience. For this reason, the program length differs depending on how many credits students choose to take in a semester. On average, student complete the 60 credits required for the online Associate of Arts in Youth Ministry in two years.

Program Cost

All students enrolled in the associate degree in youth ministry online program at Point University pay the same tuition rate, regardless of the state the student resides in. Already one of the most affordable choices among private colleges, Point University offers online students almost 40% off regular on-campus tuition.

Rate: $395 per credit hour

To view a complete breakdown of tuition and fees, visit our Tuition & Fees: Online Students page.

Career Opportunities

Point’s online associate degree in youth ministry can open numerous doors for you after graduation with careers such as:


  • Youth Pastor
  • Assistant Pastor
  • Church Staff
  • Ministry Leader
  • Missionary for Christian Education


Point University offers the Youth Ministry program in a fully-online format. Online students engage in asynchronous learning through a course website that facilitates interaction with their instructor and classmates.



This degree is 100% online. Take classes anytime – from anywhere in the world.



Up to 30 credit hours can be transferred into this program from an accredited institution, shortening your degree time by half.


Your faith will be strengthened with courses taught from a biblical worldview.


As an online student, you’ll receive the same quality education – from the same respected professors – as our on-campus students.



Our online student support services promote development tailored to fit your personal and professional goals.


Our 18-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

With CCU & Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to make a difference in your career!

I’m entering my third year in the online program at Point University and am impressed. They have created a model that works and challenges.”

– Terri B. LaGrange, online student