For For 27 years, Luther Seminary’s degree concentration in youth and family ministry has been known for providing students with a sound theological and biblical base, practical church experience, and one-on-one mentoring. Luther’s program was once one of few institutions to offer advanced education in youth ministry, but the last decade has seen a number of undergraduate schools offering youth and family ministry programs. Distinguishing a master’s level education from these bachelor’s programs is one way Luther Seminary has taken its new Children, Youth and Family Ministry degree concentration to a new level.
“Luther Seminary has always been a leader in this field. Its very success has moved us forward,” says Hal Weldin, youth and family distance learning coordinator.
Under the direction of Roland Martinson, Carrie Olson Baalson Professor of Children, Youth and Family Ministry, the team of Martinson, Weldin, and Mary Hess, assistant professor of Christian education, worked together to fashion a program that is theologically and biblically rigorous, includes children’s ministry and young adult ministry components, and integrates Luther’s exemplary youth ministry research into the students’ learning. Students are among the first to glean timely, cutting edge information to use in their ministry.
Learn more about the new CYF degree concentration. Visit www.luthersem.edu/cyf or call Hal Weldin at 651-641-641-3506.