M.A. in Youth Ministry

MAYM2

Powerful. Flexible. Practical.

The Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) program prepares men and women for the specialized field of youth and family ministry, and offers several features that make APU’s youth ministry degree unique.
 

Powerful: A Transformational Journey

  • Study under some of the nation’s most knowledgeable and experienced youth and family ministry leaders, including Jim Burns, Doug Fields, Duffy Robbins, Marv Penner, Megan Hutchinson, Walt Mueller, and Mark DeVries.
  • Embody and model a holy life that is being formed in faith, reflective of a Wesleyan heritage.
  • Study Scripture historically and critically, emphasizing an inductive approach in its interpretation.

 

Flexible: Formats to Fit Your Lifestyle

  • Choose from (1) online courses with one-week summer intensives, or (2) a traditional classroom setting.
  • Comprises 48 units of biblical, theological, and youth ministry studies, including field education.

 

Practical: Putting Your Experience to Work

  • Integrate personal and vocational development through disciplined reflection on ministerial, personal, and academic experiences to enhance learning and advance professionally.
  • Practice Christian faith with global awareness and cultural sensitivity.

 
Learn more about the program

  • About HomeWord

    HomeWord helps families succeed by creating Biblical resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders. Founded by Jim Burns and supported by Doug Fields, HomeWord and Azusa Pacific University have partnered to form The HomeWord Center for Youth and Family. Learn More »

  • About Azusa Pacific University

    APU is a leading Christian college ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Located near Los Angeles in Southern California, APU is a Christian university offering associate’s, bachelor’s, master's, doctoral, and degree completion programs, both on campus and online. Learn More »

  • Contact Information

    • HomeWord
      PO Box 1600
      San Juan Capistrano, CA
      92693

    • Send us an email

    • 800-397-9725
      (M-F: 8:30am-5pm PST)