Certificate in Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry Certificate

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With a Certificate in Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry, you’ll be empowered to invest in the future of the church while serving the church of today.

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At a Glance

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16 months

Estimated tuition

$6,240

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Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary's Certificate in Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry program, you’ll experience robust leadership preparation, enhancing your ability to serve children, youth, and families in your church and community.

Program Details

Bethel's Certificate in Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry will allow you to experience seminary-level training without committing to a master's program. You'll complete a condensed selection of courses from our longstanding M.A. in Children's Youth, and Family Ministry. 

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Program Highlights

A pioneer in children’s and family ministry


You’ll get a taste of our longstanding, well-regarded Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry program. Bethel's was the first accredited distance-learning degree program for children’s, youth, and family ministry—and that was more than 20 years ago!

Supportive learning community


You’ll develop lifelong connections with faculty and peers who share your passion to serve children, youth, and families. Upon completing your certificate, you’ll become part of our supportive network of alumni who will journey with you throughout your career.

Practical application


As you navigate your coursework, you'll find it to be immediately applicable to you current ministry context, allowing you to put what you're learning into practice.

Diverse experiences


You’ll move through the program with a variety of students. Our graduates come from more than 25 denominations, 35 states, and 10 international ministry contexts.

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Transformation starts here.

Children's, Youth, and Family Ministry program

At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our Certificate in Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry program develops your head, heart, and hands to serve young people and families. 

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry Certificate?

The Certificate in Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministry program will prepare you to invest in the future of the church by serving the church of today—its children!

Skills

Learn how to:

  • Cultivate a philosophy of ministry to children, youth, and families so you can meet real needs with biblical solutions
  • Be a successful member of any ministry team through developing your leadership skills
  • Lead children’s and family ministry in your church, your community, and the global arena by gaining intercultural competence
  • Take practical courses with concepts and strategies you can apply to your current ministry context

Careers

Our graduates are prepared for a number of roles, including:

  • Children’s pastor
  • Family pastor
  • Youth pastor
  • Urban ministries with children, youth, and families
  • International children’s, youth, and family ministries
  • Leaders in nonprofits serving children, youth, and families
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