The youth and family ministry program at MNU prepares you for full-time ministry by laying a foundation of Biblical truth and theological understanding. You’ll get hands-on training in area churches and Christian organizations that involve you in transformation and helps you equip others for youth ministry in a family context.
This program meets all requirements to become ordained in the Church of the Nazarene and prepares you for ordination in many other denominations as well.
MNU is located in a national hub of youth ministry. Kansas City is home to the Global Ministry office of the Nazarene
Youth International, the Youthfront organization, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes national offices and the Kansas City Urban Youth Center. There are many opportunities to work in any of these diverse organizations.
There are many scholarship opportunities for Ministry majors. In fact, all freshmen receive a $2500 scholarship once they pass the Introduction to Ministry course. We also have a separate Ministry Student Scholarship Program as well as General Ministry Scholarships ranging from $1000-$3000 per year for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
"My favorite courses at MidAmerica were my two semesters of Church History. My eyes were opened to the ways in which our denomination connects with the broader family tree of the Church and the ways that I as a leader can learn from the amazing leaders before me."
“I want to nurture the faith of my students wherever I am, whether in a class discussion as we integrate faith and learning or some other time over a meal, a cup of coffee or in my home.”
Mark Hayes, PhD
Our professors are professionals and scholars with a mission to prepare you for purposeful, passionate, and innovative ministry for the kingdom of God around the world. We will equip you to nurture faithful discipleship and provide ways to cultivate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills for ministry and leadership from the Wesleyan holiness perspective. And just because you graduate, it doesn't mean we stop supporting you. Continue your education with the Sullivan Center for Church Leadership.
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You’ll complete an internship during your junior or senior year. Recently, students have completed internships at:
When Kevin Liddle (’12) and his wife Ashley (’12) were asked to coffee by their former pastor John Marra (‘80) of Olathe Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, they assumed it… Read More
The following students were awarded the President's List for the Fall 2013 semester: Read More
Congratulations to the following students who received the 2013-2014 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges. The students were chosen by MNU’s selection… Read More