Youth Ministry Certification courses are at the heart of our model for practical, theological education. These courses provide transformative, theological training to youth ministry practitioners. They are also designed to provide graduate academic training to help persons qualify for Certification in the Youth Ministry through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the UMC.

Certification students should have 3-5 years of youth ministry experience and have already participated in some form of formal, practical youth ministry training (such as PSYM Foundations) to be considered.

Both new and returning students must complete the application. Students for January 2020 must complete the Application by November 8, 2019.

2020 Courses

UM Studies
January 2-4, 2020

Teaching Biblical Faith (Teaching Bible)
January 5-9, 2020 (Monday through Thursday Mornings)

Ministry with Youth
January 5-10, 2020 (Monday through Thursday Afternoons)
*Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 is a reading/writing day