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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At Point University, we see community ministry as an essential part of what it means to say “Jesus is Lord,” and young people are not only an essential part of our community - they are its future.

The Associate of Arts in Youth Ministry program at Point University has been designed to train students for the special calling of youth ministry. This 100% online program provides students with a broad foundation in the liberal arts, a strong understanding of biblical theology and worldviews, and the practical skills needed to effectively minister to young people. Graduates may continue their studies to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Ministries.


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

As a completely asynchronous program, the online associate degree in youth ministry at Point University allows students to structure their own study schedule. 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.

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: $410 per credit hour*

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

*Tuition rate effective through summer semester 2023.

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

The first step to apply for admission is to complete the free application. After you complete your application, an enrollment specialist will work with you to complete your file. Your application file for this program requires:

  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools*
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA**

Want to know more about applying to Point University? Submit your information to be contacted by a member of our team or visit our Support Center for additional information and resources.

*If you have less than 12 transferable college credits when you apply, your official high school transcript or GED certificate is required.
**Applicants who do not meet the GPA requirement may qualify for “Probationary Admission.”

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

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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 respected professors as our on-campus students.


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


Our 13-to-1 student to professor ratio provides a small class size where you’re not just a student – you’re family.

At Point University, you’ll develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, all while learning to be an effective leader. Get started today to discover your place in the Point family!