Children & Family Ministry Major

The Children and Family Ministry major prepares students to work with children and their families to nurture faith development. Emphasis is on understanding the developing child in the context of the family as primary spiritual nurturers.

Graduates will be able to establish, develop and evaluate a ministry to children and families in the church or parachurch and/or continue in seminary or graduate study.

Meet Annika: Children and Family Ministry Major

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Students Speak

"The classes at Northwestern are giving me the opportunity to learn through experience and relevant teaching. I think that learning by doing is far better than sitting in a class and learning about how to do something."

Jamie – Indianapolis, Indiana 

What classes will I take?

  • Camping and Ministry
  • Child Development
  • Counseling Children
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Studies
  • Marriage & Family Counseling
  • Relationships

What can I do with this major?

  • Children’s Ministry Leadership
  • Early Childhood Ministry Leadership
  • Elementary School Ministry Leadership
  • Director of Family Ministry
  • Family Camping
  • Curriculum Writing
  • Graduate Studies
  • Ministry in Drama
  • Ministry in Music
  • Ministry with Special Needs Children
  • Para-church Ministries for Children