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Diploma in Youth Ministry

A Two-Year Program (63 Credits)
Program Director: Al Mertes


As a student in the Diploma in Youth Ministry Program, you will have the opportunity to prepare yourself with Bible and ministry knowledge that can open doors to open doors to lay and volunteer ministry.

The Diploma in Youth Ministry is
• For those who would like to develop youth ministry skills for church, para-church or community ministry.
• For persons who would like to be more effective in working with youth regardless of the context.
• For people who plan on working with youth, but would like to have a theological and biblical foundation to complement their previously completed education.

Four-Year Degree Opportunity

Individuals considering full-time youth ministry should enrol in the four-year Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Youth. for more details, click here.

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (30 credits)
NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
OT 112 Reading the Torah
OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
OT 353 Reading the Prophets
ST 100 The Christian Life
TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
TH 210 The God of the Gospel OR
     TH 211 Creation to New Creation

Arts & Sciences Core (18 credits)
HF 111 Thinking & Writing
SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
SS 261 Leadership Foundations
AS Electives (6 credits)

Youth Concentration (12 credits)
YO 151 Introduction Youth Ministry
YO 224 Creative Teaching Methods
YO 313 Youth Issues & Culture OR
     YO 346 Exploring Styles & Philosophy of Youth Ministry
CM 250 Introduction to Counselling


For costs and breakdown of fees click here.

Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, number of tuition credits taken, Campus Leaders Bursary, and transfer credits.

For Financial Aid click here.


Tuition Fees:
On this schedule tuition fees are based on 15 credits/semester.


College Services Fees include:

Student Union, printing, fitness, intra-mural, technology, library, orientation, & spiritual formation fees. 


Room & Board:

Residence double occupancy

Refundable Residence Damage Deposit:  $250


Costs not included:



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Box 4000
Three Hills, AB T0M 2N0

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