Guiding the Church and its leaders toward
success in youth and children's ministry

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Youth Ministry Certification
Fulfill Your Calling 
Earn a Youth Ministry Certification.
Learn New Skills.
Find Ministry Opportunities.
Feel ready to lead a thriving youth ministry.

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Youth Ministry Certification
Fulfill Your Calling 
Earn a Youth Ministry Certification.
Learn New Skills.
Find Ministry Opportunities.
Feel ready to lead a thriving youth ministry.

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 Enroll Now  
Whether you've been in youth ministry for a few years, or just beginning your journey toward becoming a Youth Minister - our Professional Youth Ministry Certification may be right for you.

Are you hoping to gain confidence in ministry? Do you want to know how to run a thriving youth group? Perhaps it is your dream to inspire a lifetime of faith in young people.

Our 18 Month Youth Ministry Certification program will give you the tools to lead with confidence, have the 'know-how" necessary to lead a thriving group, and the insights to inspire the faith of young people.
Whether you've been in youth ministry for a few years, or just beginning your journey toward becoming a Youth Minister - our Professional Youth Ministry Certification may be right for you.

Are you hoping to gain confidence in ministry? Do you want to know how to run a thriving youth group? Perhaps it is your dream to inspire a lifetime of faith in young people.

Our 18 Month Youth Ministry Certification program will give you the tools to lead with confidence, have the 'know-how" necessary to lead a thriving group, and the insights to inspire the faith of young people.
How YMI certification works:
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Take Online Youth Ministry Courses
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Participate In Cohorts
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Receive Certification
With over 15 years of experience and 17 courses - our proven, practical courses will prepare your to lead well in Youth Ministry.
You will participate in 2 cohorts each month. These cohorts will be life-giving and challenging.

*We offer both a day time and evening programs.

At the end of the 18 month program you'll receive a Professional Youth Ministry Certification.
How YMI certification works:
1
Take Online Youth Ministry Courses
With over 15 years of experience and 17 courses - our proven, practical courses will prepare your to lead well in Youth Ministry.
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Participate In Cohorts
You will participate in 2 cohorts each month. These cohorts will be life-giving and challenging.

*We offer both a day time and evening programs.

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Receive Certification
At the end of the 18 month program you'll receive a Professional Youth Ministry Certification.
YMI graduates see on average a 131% increase in youth ministry attendance.
YMI graduates see on average a 131% increase in youth ministry attendance.
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YMI Certification Structure
Unique To Us And Brilliant For You
CCA & Developmental Profile
At the very beginning of the program, you will take our Core Competency Assessment and receive a Developmental Profile.

Through this profile, you will gain a deeper understanding of the gifts that you currently have and the ways that you can grow to become a Youth Minister that makes an even greater impact
17 Practical Youth Ministry Courses
In this certification program, you will take 17 practical youth ministry courses online.

Our curriculum has been tried and tested for over 15 years and serves as a strong foundation for any youth minister desiring to be knowledgeable and highly skilled in ministry.

Two Monthly Cohort Meetings
You will develop a community of support and connection with two monthly cohort meetings. In one cohort you'll discover more about your leadership, you'll dig deep internally to lead well externally, and you'll discover just what is possible when focusing on your growing edges. 


During the second cohort, you'll have time to ask questions, process what you're learning, and connect with your cohort leader and ministry pro. It is in this cohort that something you heard becomes something within you.
Optional Add-Ons
Individual Coaching
If you're looking for a personalized, contextualized, mentoring relationship to go along with your certification then this option may be right for you. Our coaches are ministry experts, with years of experience, that are highly trained in the Youth Ministry Institute style of coaching.
Church Package
With our Church Package, YMI staff members will come to your church, conduct focus groups and write a Strategic Plan for the youth ministry. These plans create a roadmap to help your team reach their dreams for the youth ministry. For extra support, our Church Package also comes with supervisor consultations.
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Certification Start Dates
August
Fall Certification Launch
January
Winter Certification Launch
Enrollment begins in March each year.
Enrollment begins in September each year.
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Certification Start Dates
Fall Certification Launch
Begins in August
Winter Certification Launch
Begins in January
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80% of YMI graduates stay in their churches for 5 or more years
80% of YMI graduates stay in their churches for 5 or more years
Praise From Past YMI Students
"These two years have changed and challenged me in ways I both could not have imagined and in ways I knew were deeply needed...through YMI I have found more support than I ever thought existed. And in that respect, YMI has been God's very visible hand and mostly audible voice in my life."
- Britt Holdren
"YMI saved my life...One of the greatest lessons I have learned is how to be open, honest, and vulnerable with those who are ready to love and care for me...They have continuously showered me with love, encouragement, laughter, but have also not been afraid to speak truth...into my life."
- Laura Gehman
Praise From Past YMI Students
"These two years have changed and challenged me in ways I both could not have imagined and in ways I knew were deeply needed...through YMI I have found more support than I ever thought existed. And in that respect, YMI has been God's very visible hand and mostly audible voice in my life."
- Britt Holdren
"YMI saved my life...One of the greatest lessons I have learned is how to be open, honest, and vulnerable with those who are ready to love and care for me...They have continuously showered me with love, encouragement, laughter, but have also not been afraid to speak truth...into my life."
- Laura Gehman
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Ready to start your certification?
Please complete the information below and we will contact with you more information including a list of courses and booklet to share with your pastor or other leadership.
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