Youth Ministry Certificate (YMC)

Offered Online and at the Southern California Campus.


The Youth Ministry Certificate program provides students with the opportunity to focus 12 hours of academic study in Youth Ministry in order to acquire essential skills for ministering to young people in the 21st century.

Entrance Requirements

Students must complete Seminary entry requirements as a regular or special student. This certificate may be earned in addition to other degree plans or as a skill set without degree.

Vocational Roles

The program is designed for student ministry leaders in the church and in para-church organizations. Emphasis includes ministry in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environments.

Course Requirements

Course Title Course # Hours
Foundations and Practices of Youth Ministry E2712 3
Youth Ministry Leadership E2727 3
Contemporary Trends and Critical Issues in Youth Ministry E2728 3
Contextual Youth Ministry E2709 3

Completion Requirements

The Youth Ministry Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the required 12 credit hours.

The transfer of coursework into the YMC is governed by the GGBTS transfer policy. Please see the section on Transfer Credit for details.