Earn DVULI Credit
With our Urban Youth Ministry Certificate
What is the goal of the Urban Youth Ministry Certificate/Credential?
The goal of the Urban Youth Ministry Certificate/Credential is to increase the capacity to spread the gospel to youth in urban settings by training youth workers in personal and ministry skills needed for effective long-term ministry. This unique program offered by the Fuller Youth Institute draws from the expertise of Fuller’s Schools of Theology, Psychology and Intercultural Studies to offer academic training that can be completed with a minimum of time away from ministry commitments.
How does the program fit in with DVULI?
The Urban Youth Ministry Certificate partnership offers an opportunity for DVULI participants to receive graduate-level academic credit while completing the DVULI training. The dual program is structured such that DVULI graduates will have completed the first half of the Certificate program (16 quarter unit hours) through their 300 hours of participation in DVULI and some additional academic work (reading and writing assignments). Students would then be encouraged to complete a second year of training and earn an accredited Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry.
Will I have to leave my ministry setting to complete the Certificate program?
No you will not. Similar to the DVULI training, the FYI Urban Youth Ministry Certificate program requires a one-week intensive course. But the program is designed to be contextual for your community, therefore most of the work can be done from home.
When do I start and finish?
The first year of the Certificate program coincides directly with the DeVos training. During the program, students will complete six 4-unit courses. DVULI students will complete the Certificate by Decemmber 2017.
What does the program cost?
The cost of the program is $9600 per year. DVULI students will receive a 50% scholarship for the first year from Devos and a 50% scholarship for the second year from FYI. Federal aid is not available
Who can I contact with questions?
If you have additional questions or are ready to talk about applying to the dual program, you may contact Irene Cho at the FYI office for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 584-5550..
If you have a Bachelor's Degree:
If you have obtained a bachelor's degree, you will be applying for the Certificate program and receive academic credit for your Devos work. Each applicant must submit ONE pastoral reference and an OFFICIAL bachelor’s degree academic transcript (official transcript copies must be sent sealed by the school). Please plan accordingly.
If you do not have a Bachelor's Degree:
For those without a bachelor's degree, you will be applying for the Credential program. Although you will not receive official academic credit for your Devos work, there have been many credential graduates who have transferred their credit towards an undergraduate institution. Each credential applicant must submit ONE pastoral reference and an OFFICIAL high school degree or GED academic transcript (official transcript copies must be sent sealed by the schools themselves). Please plan accordingly.
Unfortunately at this time we can only accept U.S. and Canadian citizens in the Certificate program. If you are from any other nation, please explore other opportunities to study at Fuller and read the instructions for the international application process HERE.
The program has helped me gain more insight on knowing God’s truth and today’s culture and bringing them together as I walk with kids in the city. I realize it’s not just about being a part of what God is doing in kids’ lives but also their families and ultimately being a part of transforming a community.
Our community has been pinpointed a priority neighborhood by our government because of the youth violence, poverty, poor school ratings and above average single parent homes. Our church is committed to improving the quality of life of those in the surrounding area, but it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start. Being able to learn from practitioners who have years of experience and expertise has been an enormous benefit to me. Thank you! As a result of this training, I have been able to help students like Atiba and Clinton move from significant prison sentences to college – from the streets to the classroom. Having the support of quality professors and other urban youth workers has kept me from giving up so many times!