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Bachelor of Ministry - Youth

A Three-Year Program (90 Credits) 
Program Coordinator: Al Mertes 

Match your interests and gifts to the major that best suits you through Prairie’s Bachelor of Ministry (BMin). Our BMin program is designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the Bible and practical leadership skills to equip others for ministry.

The BMin program is for those who already have significant life or ministry experience. Students entering this program must be at least 25 years old. This program has additional requirements for admission. Check with your Admissions Counsellor for complete details.

The Youth Program is:

 For those who would like to develop youth skills for a vocational church, para-church or community ministry.

 Excellently suited for the second career person.

 For persons who are already in youth ministry who would like formal education.

 For people who would like to work with youth (e.g. teaching, counseling) and would like to have a theological and biblical foundation previous to secular vocational training.

Program Objectives

Prairie’s BMin program will equip you to:

 Effectively study, understand and interpret Scripture.

 Understand the principles for effective ministry in a variety of applications and situations.

 Realize the global mission of the Church and its implications for your life.

 Understand the importance of interpersonal relationships in the context of effective ministry.

 Confidently apply practical skills as required in ministry settings

 Realize and develop your God-given gifts and passions for use in ministry to the glory of God and the benefit of others.

Expanded Opportunities

Your BMin degree will open doors to skilled service as a church worker, church planter, church educational program leader, worship leader, pastor, youth worker, camp leader, or numerous other roles within a church or para-ministry setting.

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (42 credits)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
OT 353 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
     TH 211 Creation to New Creation
BT/NT/OT/ST/TH Electives (200 or above) (12 cr)

Arts & Sciences Core (33 credits)
AS 400 Integrative Seminar
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
HF/SS Electives (9 cr)
HF/SS Electives 200 level or above (6 cr)
HF/SS Elective - service course for Major (3 cr)
HF/SS Elective 300 level (3 cr)

Youth Ministry Major (18 credits)
CM 250 Introduction to Counseling
YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods
YO 313 Youth Issues & Culture
YO 314 Youth Communications
YO 346 Exploring Styles & Philosophies of Youth Ministry
YO 460 Topics in Youth Ministry

General Electives (6 credits)

Each student will be exempted from three courses based on specific life experience and learning, reducing the total required credits from 99 to 90. 


For costs and breakdown of fees click here.

Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Campus Leaders Bursary, and transfer credits.

For Financial Aid click here.


Tuition Fees:
On this schedule tuition fees are based on 15 credits/semester.


College Services Fees include:

Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mural, technology, library, orientation, & spiritual formation fees. 


Room & Board:

Residence double occupancy

Refundable Residence Damage Deposit:  $250


Costs not included:



Prairie Bible Institute
Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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