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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:

Status

Course Title

Semester
Credits

Course No.

Bethel Course Equivalent

 YL Core

Introduction to Youth Ministry

 3

 DC635YL*

DC Elective

 YL Core

Leadership I:  Foundations for Incarnational Youth Ministry

 3

ML612YL*

Leadership I/
SP or ML Elective

 YL Core

Leadership II: Incarnational Discipleship of Young People

3

ML613YL*

Leadership II/
ML Elective

 YL Core

The Minister as Person

3

PC607YL*

PC Elective

 YL Core

Systematic Theology I: Theology and Anthropology

3

TS512YL

Systematic Theology I/
TS512

YL Core

Gospels and Acts

3

NT516YL

NT516

Cont. Ed.

Youth Ministry Leadership and Community Development

3

DC637YL

DC Elective

 Cont. Ed.

The Kingdom of God and Cultural Intelligence

3

GC618YL

GC Elective

 Cont. Ed.

Equipping Leaders who Volunteer

3

ML620YL

DC Elective

Cont. Ed.

Supervision and Organizational Leadership

3

ML615YL

ML Elective

Cont. Ed.

Old Testament Introduction

3

OT516YL

OT Elective

Cont. Ed.

Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology 

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.

Questions?

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

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