Youth & Music


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B.D.B. in Youth & Music

(Bachelor’s Degree in Bible)

Prepare yourself to be able to lead a youth group and congregation in a local church!

When you receive your Bachelor’s Degree in Bible with a double minor in Youth and Music, you will be ready to shepherd a youth group and lead a congregation into the presence of the Lord with worship. This degree requires you to learn how to effectively guide, speak to, and equip youth, but also lead congregational singing and a choir. The professors in this course are individuals who have years of experience in youth ministry and understand how to minister through music.

Your Youth and Music Degree Will Teach You

  • A practical knowledge of the youth pastor’s duties and ministries of the local church.
  • A practical knowledge of the Great Commission as an evangelistic and disciple-making command from Christ.
  • Demonstrate competence in a basic, overall understanding of music theory.
  • Communicate a philosophy of music that is biblical and sensitive to changing styles and valued traditions.

Meet Your Department Chair

You will have the incredible opportunity to study with experienced and educated professionals specializing in specific areas related to your degree. Your advisor will guide you on what classes to take throughout your time here at Southeastern and teach some of your courses. Dr. Clark is an admired professor who is loved by our students.

Dr. Austin Clark

Featured Courses in this Degree

MU 124- Biblical Philosophy of Music

A survey of music in the Bible. Principles from the Bible that pertain to music are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the development of bibliocentric philosophy of music ministry.

MU 222- Basic Conducting

Fundamentals of conducting to enable students to direct congregational singing and choral and instrumental groups.

PT 201- Youth Ministry

A study of officiating specific ministries to all ages of church youth. These ministries include the bus ministry, Sunday school, children’s church, junior church, and youth ministries. Emphasis is given to the student’s ability to plan and to administer all aspects of youth work.

PT 204- Discipleship Ministries

In-depth analysis of key biblical themes of discipleship concentrating on the church’s obedience to the Great Commission historically. 

PT 304- Advanced Youth Ministries

An in-depth study of church-related ministry to children and teens. The needs of various age groups will be studied as well as specific programs that build a successful church ministry and spiritual group of young people for Christ. Projects and practical learning opportunities will be incorporated into the course to provide the student with not only the theory of youth work but also some limited, hands-on experience.