Youth ministry is about more than changing lives. It’s about changing eternal destinies.
The Young Life Youth Ministry Certificate is designed for students who are serving on staff for Young Life. Courses you have already completed as part of the Young Life program apply to this certificate so that you can earn your certificate faster. At Bethel Seminary, we understand the importance of sharing with youth—our future—the good news of Jesus Christ. That’s why our Young Life Youth Ministry Certificate will further equip you to serve youth while preparing you to pursue a seminary degree.
The Young Life Youth Ministry Certificate prepares you for a seminary master’s degree while providing you with additional training for serving kids and teenagers. You may transfer up to 24 credits you earn through Young Life staff training into the M.A. in Ministry (or M.Div.). Then by completing another 24 credits at Bethel, at a special YL tuition rate, you can complete your degree.
Locations: San Diego and St. Paul
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Prepared to Share the Gospel
In our programs, you’ll learn from godly professors with classmates called to serve in youth ministry. Make new friends, increase your biblical interpretation skills, and advance your ability to reach youth and share the Gospel with them. And with the Young Life courses that you can apply to your certificate, you’ll quickly finish the program and have a good start on a seminary master’s degree.
Over 3,600 seminary graduates serving around the world
0+ years as the only accredited distance-learning program in children's ministry
Instruction by scholar-practitioners
Our professors are scholar-practitioners who contribute to the field through teaching, writing, and research. They are highly respected in the field and are actively engaged in ministry.
Stimulating student body
You’ll enjoy the richness of studying alongside peers from a range of backgrounds who are all committed to growing as whole and holy people.
Grow in your capacity to be whole and holy through integrative learning from our three-center philosophy of education: biblical and theological studies, personal and spiritual formation, and leadership development.
I felt unqualified for what God was calling me to. Bethel encouraged me to become qualified.Melissa Nikovics '15
Grad School: Bethel University M.A. in Counseling Psychology
Bethel faculty prepared me for thoughtful and loving service to a diverse world that Jesus loves. Bethel faculty provided not just helpful information but also an unforgettable example. I highly recommend the Jesus-looking, well-rounded education received through Bethel University.Lloyd Latty '14
Grad School: University of Minnesota Foundation
Our graduates are ready to confidently serve youth as part of Young Life staff.
Learn how to:
- Understand biblical interpretation in the context of writer, text, and reader.
- Apply biblical interpretation to your work with youth.
- Deepen your theology knowledge.
- Sharpen your ministry techniques.