Looking at the ministry majors I graduated with [I'm counting the class ahead of mine and behind mine because we were all together at some point], we've got people all across the map- teachers [both in the states and globally], youth pastors, interior designers, associate pastors, kite boarders, counselors, children's pastors, public speakers, hair stylists, nurses, some incredibly creative stay-at-home moms, camping ministry folks, and on and on and on... and everyone is putting his or her degree to good use.
One of my favorite quotes [that you've probably seen here before] comes from St. Francis of Assisi: "Always preach the gospel. If necessary, use words." The youth ministry majors and alumni of Bethel College are living out the gospel in all corners of the earth, and it's a testament to how adaptable our education is. Our class load contained leadership and administration, effective teaching, counseling teens in crisis, disciple-making, evangelism, multicultural youth ministry, theology- we were given the tools needed to go and do [see Matt. 28:18-20], wherever "go" and whatever "do" meant. We all had the same training, yet I'm not sure any of our ministries look similar. It's a testament to the diversity of the program and the needs in the body of Christ that all of these ministries are thriving.
I'm proud to be a part of the Bethel Youth Ministry Alumni, and I'm happy to point anyone interested in ministry towards their program not because of alumni pride, but because what I'm able to do as a result of my time there. For more info on the program, check out the Bethel Youth Ministry's program overview or talk to this guy [Tom went through the program and can tell you all about it].