Christian education & youth ministry
Northwestern is a great place to grow closer to God and figure out what God is calling you to do. Students interested in Christian education and discipleship can lead a Bible study on campus or volunteer for an Orange City church or other ministry organization.
Internships and field experience
As a Christian education or youth ministry student, you’ll be required to get practical experience in a church as part of your major. Your adviser will help place you in a church under the supervision of a professional Christian education director or youth pastor. Both your field experience supervisor and your professor will mentor you through the internship.
NWC’s exemplar campus ministry program offers all students numerous opportunities to explore ministry, including:
- Discipleship Groups for students who want to gather, discuss, question and seek answers for how their faith intersects with what they’re learning
- Campus ministries like Enlaces en Cristo Hispanic ministry, Justice Matters, prison ministry and more
- Spring Service Projects (SSP) and Summer of Service (SOS), which enable students to travel across the U.S. and around the world to volunteer at churches, youth camps and more