The Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry provides youth ministers in urban church and parachurch settings with theological, psychological, and intercultural training vital to effective youth ministry. This unique program offered by the Fuller Youth Institute draws from the expertise of Fuller’s Schools of Theology, Psychology and Intercultural Studies to offer academic training that can be completed with a minimum of time away from ministry commitments.
This certificate requires the completion of six master’s-level courses (24 units) essential for effective youth ministry in urban contexts, including two six-month field education practica conducted in each student’s home ministry area under the supervision of a qualified mentor. In addition to the practica, courses include:
- Theology and Philosophy of Urban Youth Ministry
- Leadership and Management of Urban Youth Ministry
- Transformational Urban Youth Ministry
- The Urban Youth Ministry Leader
Two of the courses are offered as one-week intensives. Two of the courses are offered through distance or online learning and can be completed in the convenience of one’s home or office.
For more information, please visit the Fuller Youth Institute website.