The Certificate in Youth and Theology is an eight-month, fully digital, cohort-based program where you gain expertise from Princeton Theological Seminary faculty and leaders, in addition to our extensive network of scholars and practitioners. Our curriculum includes readings, case studies, and interdisciplinary instruction to help you think theologically about youth ministry through four online courses designed by the IYM in partnership with faculty members of Princeton Seminary.
Course One: Biblical Foundations for Youth Ministry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration and payment must be completed by October 3, 2021 for 2021-2022 cohort.
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