The Certificate in Youth and Theology is an eight-month, fully digital, cohort-based program that combines synchronous leadership summits with self-paced digital coursework. Participants will gain expertise from Princeton Theological Seminary faculty and leaders, in addition to our extensive network of scholars and practitioners. Our curriculum invites participants to move through four online courses containing videos, readings, group discussions, and contextual assignments designed to help youth workers think theologically about youth ministry.
Course One: Biblical Foundations for Youth Ministry, with Rev. Dr. Lindsey Trozzo Jodrey and Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto.
This course will introduce students to the art of biblical interpretation and will help nurture their relationship to and confidence in wrestling with scripture.
Course Two: Theological Questions in Youth Ministry, with Dr. Andrew Root and Rev. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean.
This course will introduce students to the sources and methods practical theology and will invite students to inhabit their own theological questions alongside those of their young people.
Course Three: Worship and the Christian Life, with Marcus A. Hong and Rev. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean.
This course will help students ground their theological commitments in the practices of Christian worship and discipleship as they engage young people in these same practices.
Course Four: Youth Pastor as Person, with Rev. Dr. Katherine Douglass and Rev. Dr. Lakisha Lockhart.
This course will invite students to explore their experience of the self, the formation of their pastoral identity, and the cultivation of their spiritual lives.
This certificate program is only offered by application made through the Institute for Youth Ministry. To learn more, visit iym.ptsem.edu/programs.
Registration and payment must be completed in full for the Fall 2022 cohort.
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