4 foundational ministry certifications start Aug. 24; they are practical, affordable and offered online


Four practical ministry certifications that can help equip persons in leadership positions in faith communities are available from the Institute for Discipleship

These certifications start on Aug. 24, 2020, and are designed to give laity affordable and accessible foundations for ministry.

Certifications are available in:

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Christian Care and Counseling
  • Ministry With Those With Disabilities
  • Youth Ministry
Each certification consists of four online courses, each $125. Students receive over 20 weeks of small-group instruction for a total of $500. The youth ministry certification adds a 12-week practicum led by the experts at Youth Ministry Institute for an additional $325.  The certifications are split evenly between Biblical and theological instruction and practical, on-the-ground skills.
All programs are also pay-as-you-go.
A United Methodist emphasis can be added to any certification with one additional course in United Methodist Studies. 
More info on these certification programs and those that will be launching in January 2021 can be found here: https://www.beadisciple.com/ifd-certifications/.