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Youth Ministry Certificate

Earn a Certificate in Youth Ministry

Deepen your understanding of youth, youth culture, and how the church plays an important role in the lives of today’s young people with a graduate level certificate in youth ministry. Millennials and the emerging “cyber generation” operate in a world driven by media, multiculturalism, and immediate access to information from around the world—and all of this can change very quickly. How can youth pastors, volunteers, youth advocates, coaches, and teachers share Christian faith in ways that integrate theological depth with cultural relevance?

Requirements

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Daniel White Hodge

Dr. Hodge has over 17 years of urban youth work under his belt. He has worked for and with organizations such as Young Life and World Vision and has done work with undocumented youth in Los Angeles. He was a youth pastor for many years and continues to advocate for urban youth justice issues.

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Practical Training

This 12-credit certificate is designed to be completed in about two years, through intensive and intensive-hybrid course formats, so that youth workers from around the country can continue in ministry while pursuing their studies. The two core courses—Christian Formation in the Church and Foundations of Youth Ministry—are often offered as intensive courses. As well as identified electives, there are opportunities for independent study courses so you can tailor the certificate to your context.

Course Schedule

Courses for this certificate can also be applied to a master’s degree at the Seminary, which may lead to ordination in the Evangelical Covenant Church or another denomination.

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