Certificate in Youth Ministry



The Certificate in Youth Ministry is designed to provide basic theological training for someone already serving as or hoping to serve as a youth minister who is not yet ready or able to pursue a master’s degree. It requires a total of 17-18 credit hours of study, including foundational courses in biblical, historical, and theological studies as well as courses specific to the skills and knowledge needed to function effectively in ministry with youth. At least one course will focus on practical application in the student’s ministry context. Participants in this program enroll in the Divinity School through the regular admission process as special (non-degree seeking) students.




At least one course from the following:

·         DIVI1100, New Testament Survey I or DIV1101, New Testament Survey II

At least one course from the following:

·         DIVI1200, Old Testament Survey I or DIV1201, Old Testament Survey II

At least one course from the following:

·         DIVI2000, Church History I

·         DIVI2002, Church History II/Baptist Heritage

·         DIVI2003, Church History II/Denominational Heritage

·         DIVI2200, Christian Theology (must complete at least 9 hours before taking this course)

·         DIVI2400, Christian Ethics (must complete at least 9 hours before taking this course)

Each of the following courses:

·         DIVI6141, Teaching the Bible with Youth and Adults

·         DIVI6303, Ministry with Youth

·         DIVI8070, Practicum in Ministry (must be approved by the Academic Dean)



The Certificate in Youth Ministry requires students to be enrolled in Campbell University Divinity School under the Special Student category. Certificate students will register for and pay for classes in the same manner as any other student, with one major exception. In order to make the certificates more widely accessible, certificate students may take up to two classes for a certificate on an audit basis. Click here for general tuition information. The following details apply:

1. Classes taken for audit are charged at a significantly reduced rate: $75/hour.

2. Audited classes will appear on the transcript with a grade of AU. These classes cannot be
transferred into a master’s degree. (Courses not taken for audit can be transferred to a
master’s degree.)

3. To be counted towards the requirements for a certificate, an audited class must be
accompanied by certification of satisfactory completion of the class from the professor.

For more information and to apply, please contact Amber Johnson-Carter at 1-800-760-9827, ext. 4765.