The Institute for Discipleship and Youth Ministry Institute are partnering to offer a Certification in Youth Ministry that is designed to equip lay people who work with youth in local churches – both paid staff and volunteer.
Four 6-week courses and one 12-week practicum provide solid instruction and best practice in topics ranging from teaching the Bible to understanding adolescent development, with youth ministry veterans providing all-online content and coaching from start to finish.
Working with youth can sometimes create a feeling of isolation among those who serve them. Past studies have noted that up to 80% of youth pastors have reported feeling unqualified and frequently discouraged. A recent Certification student noted that “I really liked the interaction with the other students in my courses - it made me feel not so alone in the journey.”
Each of the IFD/YMI courses includes regular interaction with peers and instructors, as well as topical video conversations that allow students across the country to connect and support each other. Each 6-week course costs just $125, and the 12-week practicum with personal coaching is $325 – the entire program can be completed in just 18 months. Part-time and full-time youth workers, youth sponsors, and dedicated volunteers will benefit from this learning experience – classes begin August 24th.
For more information or to enroll today, visit www.beadisciple.com/youthministry