Program Overview

Successful Certification in Youth Ministry Studies includes 10 courses - nine are online, and one is in service.

All online courses are five week modules, unless otherwise stated. Seminar studies (3 week modules) will be counted as 0.5 credits (exclusive of Basic Catechesis Formation Seminars).

Year One - Beginning August 29, 2021

Year Two - Beginning Fall 2022

Year 1 Students

Can I add an hour to a package?

Yes. If you are trying to choose between two packages, we can add an hour/customize a wedding package for you.

Do you travel?

Yes. I will travel the midwest - Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, etc. All of my packages include the first 50 miles and then a travel fee will be added. If a hotel room is needed the night of the wedding, I ask that the hotel room is covered.

Do you edit your images?

Yes I edit all of my images. I will edit out blemishes and color correct each image.

How many images will I receive?

The amount of images you receive will depend on the package you choose. With an 8 hour package, you can expect to receive between 600-700 images.

Year 2 Students

Mental Health First Aid (In-Service)

Please note there is an additional registration fee. Can be completed in Year 1.

Basic Catechesis Formation Seminars (2)

Understanding the significance of catechesis for both nurturing an encounter with Jesus Christ within those we catechize and appreciating one’s sense of vocation as a catechist.

Introduction to Liturgy

As central to the life of the Christian person, liturgy engages the heart, body and soul in praise, thanks and worship of God as Trinity. In this course, participants will study the ritual and symbolic meaning of liturgy, its structural elements and its importance to Christian worship and life.

Prayer and Worship with Adolescents

This course will provide an introduction to the theology of prayer and worship, and will explore practical methods and techniques for leading prayer and worship with young people. There will be a special emphasis on the value of a multi-cultural perspective in all opportunities for engaging young people in prayer.

Elective of Your Choice

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