Why Children's Ministry?

Many people wonder, “Why children’s ministry as a major, can’t I major in something else and do children’s ministry?”

Good question! Children’s ministry, much like it’s counterpart, youth ministry, needs to be grounded in theological reflection. Theological reflection means we begin build our understanding of children’s ministry on the study of Scripture and Christian tradition. Then, we incorporate best practices from fields that help us understand how children learn, mature, and are disciple by their parents and the church.

Most churches seek youth ministers trained in youth ministry, pulpit ministers trained in preaching, and children’s ministers trained in children’s ministry.


Shannon Rains
Shannon Rains
Assistant Professor of Children's Ministry

Your Undergraduate Career

Children’s ministry students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on activities while they are part of the program at LCU.  Classes include projects and volunteer opportunities in the field of children’s ministry.


Conferences are offered for children’s ministry students to attend with faculty and children’s ministers. Regional conferences provide networking opportunities between our students and current ministers and leaders in children’s ministry.

  • Children’s Pastors Conference is an annual, global conference in Orlando, FL for all faith traditions. Thousands of ministers, children’s ministry professionals, and vendors attend this conference to hear sought-after keynote speakers and attend small break out classes led by professionals. LCU students will have the opportunity to attend this conference at a reduced rate.  

Other Opportunities

Lubbock Christian University offers many other exciting opportunities for our undergraduate students. Be sure to speak with your admissions counselors about our university options.