Young Life Partnership

We are thankful for what you do with Young Life, and we want to express our gratitude by offering you opportunities to deepen your knowledge and develop your skills as a leader. We know that you're committed to your ministry. Whether you serve near one of our campuses or elsewhere, we have a way for you to pursue a seminary degree right where you are.

Young Life Scholarship

If you're on staff with Young Life and want to earn a seminary degree, you're eligible to receive a scholarship equal to approximately 30% of tuition when you enroll any of our degree programs at Bethel Seminary through our Ministry Partnership Program.

Earn Seminary Credit for Training

Bethel Seminary and Young Life make it easy for you to earn seminary credit for your training timeline classes, Young Life's theological development program.

After completing your training timeline classes, you can apply to receive the following course credits through Bethel Seminary:

Status

Young Life Course

Semester Credits

Course No.

Bethel Equivalent

YL Core

Introduction to Youth Ministry

3

DC635YL*

Foundations of Youth Ministry/DC635

YL Core

Life of Christ: Comm. Christ to Ad. Culture

3

DC636YL*

Communicating the Gospel to Teens/DC636

YL Core

Leadership I: Foundations for Incarnational Youth Ministry

3

ML/SP612YL*

Leadership I/
SP or ML Elective

YL Core

Leadership II: Incarnational Discipleship of Young People

3

ML613YL*

Leadership II/
ML Elective

YL Core

Pastoral Counseling

3

PC607YL*

Pastoral Counseling/
PC Elective

YL Core

Systematic Theology I

3

TS501YL

Systematic Theology I/
TS501

Cont. Ed.

Apologetics

3

TS606YL

Apologetics/
TS606

Cont. Ed.

Youth Ministry Leadership and Community Development

3

DC637/YL

Youth Min Leadership and Comm Dev/
DC Elective

Cont. Ed.

The Kingdom of God and Cross Cultural Ministry

3

GC Elective

Cont. Ed.

Leadership in Youth Ministry

3

DC Elective

Cont. Ed.

Supervision and Organizational Leadership

3

ML Elective

Cont. Ed.

Old Testament Introduction

3

Pending Bethel Approval

*Courses eligible for the Young Life Youth Ministry concentration in the Master of Divinity or the Master of Arts in Ministry Practice

Apply Your Credits to a Bethel Seminary Degree

Put your seminary credits to work in one of Bethel Seminary's degree programs. We offer a Young Life Youth Ministry concentration both the Master of Divinity and the Master of Arts in Ministry Practice, and the courses that are eligible for this concentration include those marked with an asterisk (*) above.

How to Earn Your Credits

Receiving seminary credit for your Young Life classes is easy:

  • Complete a Young Life Application (pdf) during registration at New Staff Training, and Young Life will mail it to Bethel Seminary for you.
  • Send official transcripts from each school you have attended to: Bethel Seminary Office of Admissions and Recruitment, 3949 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112-6998

Interested in pursuing a full degree at Bethel Seminary? Apply online today.

Requesting a Transcript

When Bethel Seminary has received your Young Life application and all necessary transcripts, you'll receive Bethel Seminary credit for your training timeline classes. For more information about requesting your Bethel Seminary transcript, visit the Office of the University Registrar.

Questions?

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.