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?
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.
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.