Programs

Online, Hybrid, and In-Person Programming for Leaders and Congregations

The Institute for Youth Ministry offers online, hybrid, and in-person programming that helps leaders and congregations reflect theologically and use our creative process for Christian formation in their ministry contexts.

This eight-month, fully digital, cohort-based program combines synchronous leadership summits with self-paced digital coursework. Participants gain expertise from Princeton Theological Seminary faculty and leaders, in addition to our extensive network of scholars and practitioners. Courses include videos, readings, discussions, and contextual assignments. Join us to reflect deeply on the practice of youth ministry and build community with committed leaders from around the world.

The Certificate in Youth and Black Theology

In collaboration with the Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI), the Certificate in Youth and Black Theology is a three-month, hybrid, cohort-based program designed for Black leaders in youth ministry. Gain expertise from leaders and experts in our extensive network of scholars and practitioners. 

The pilot cohort of this program has completed for 2022, and applications are now closed. 

Cultivating God’s Brainforest is a project that brings together neurodivergent young people, youth ministry leaders, and scholars to develop a digital course to help youth workers better understand the gifts of neurodiversity within the context of Christian congregations. 

This 18-month, hybrid congregational program brings Princeton Seminary to your region. We work with intergenerational teams in congregations, bridging theological reflection and design thinking toward new forms of ministry. Program features include an intergenerational curriculum, innovation coaching, digital coursework with instructors from Princeton Seminary, digital summits, and in-person training. Launch a cohort in your region to help young people and adults build new forms of ministry together.

This six-month hybrid or fully digital program includes events and digital coursework toward an innovative project in your ministry. This program is designed for people actively ministering to youth in churches, schools, and ministry organizations who are committed to learning from colleagues in diverse cultural contexts. Join our network of youth workers across national borders who are theologically trained and innovation-minded.

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