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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.

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:

Course Title Status Semester Credits Course No. Bethel Course Equivalent
Introduction to Youth Ministry YL Core 3 DC635YL* DC Elective
Leadership I: Foundations for Incarnational Youth Ministry YL Core 3 ML612YL* Leadership I/
SP or ML Elective
Leadership II: Incarnational Discipleship of Young People YL Core 3 ML613YL* Leadership II/
ML Elective
The Minister as Person YL Core 3 PC607YL* PC Elective
Systematic Theology I: Theology and Anthropology YL Core 3 TS512YL Systematic Theology I/
Gospels and Acts YL Core 3 NT516YL NT516
Youth Ministry Leadership and Community Development Cont. Ed. 3 DC637YL DC Elective
The Kingdom of God and Cultural Intelligence Cont. Ed. 3 GC618YL GC Elective
Equipping Leaders who Volunteer Cont. Ed. 3 ML620YL DC Elective
Supervision and Organizational Leadership Cont. Ed. 3 ML615YL ML Elective
Old Testament Introduction Cont. Ed. 3 OT516YL OT Elective
Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology Cont. Ed. 3 TS613YL TS Elective

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 in 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.


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

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