Certificate in Youth Ministry

The Certificate in Youth Ministry is designed for people who wish to develop their skills and understanding in evangelism and ministry with adolescents.

Certificate Description

24 Quarter Units


This certificate provides a way for students who may not be able to commit to a full degree an opportunity to study some basic insights into the dynamics of youth ministry.

Typical Students

Many students are currently working with youth in a church or on a college campus.

Normal Progression

The Certificate in Youth Ministry can be earned within an academic year. However, many students pursue the program on a part-time basis and thereby extend their study over a longer period of time.


This certificate prepares students for work in youth ministry in local churches, parachurch organizations, or in high school and college groups.

Further Studies

Classes taken for this certificate can be used toward a master’s degree.


The Certificate in Youth Ministry is available on all Fuller Seminary campuses, including online.

Curriculum (24 units)

YF500 Foundations of Youth Ministry

YF503 Evangelism, Justice, and Emerging Generations

Any YF course and/or GM527 Ministry and Culture

Any Biblical Studies Course (BI, NS, NT, OT — 4 units)

One School of Theology Course (TH, HT, ST, CH, ET — 4 units)

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