Youth Ministry 

This is an exciting course on the universal practice of Youth Ministry. Topics include Heart, Philosophy and Theology of Youth Ministry, Ministry Design, Communicating and Planning, Partnering with Parents and much more.
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Experienced Voices
If experience is the best teacher, then we have some of the best teachers. Imagine decades of ministry experience packed into concise, engaging, video-based courses. That's what you can expect from a ChurchEd certification.
Trusted Content
Powered by The King's University, you can be confident ChurchEd instructors and content provide valuable ministry knowledge and training. Expect to be challenged, grow as a leader, and come away excited about your ministry!
Ministry Investment
A ChurchEd certification will make a significant impact on your ministry. It's more than a certification, it's an investment in personal, professional, and Spiritual growth. This is a great first step in your ministry training!

Youth Ministry Instructors

  Terry Parkman
Terry Parkman is the NextGen Pastor at River Valley Church in Minneapolis, MN, a multi-site church with locations in the US and abroad. There he oversees all things kids, youth, adults, and emerging leaders. Along with his responsibilities at River Valley, Terry serves as the Global co-chair for Empowered21 NexGen's efforts in seeing an emerging generation of Spirit-filled leaders rise up to lead the Church into the future. Terry also travels and speaks internationally on leadership trends, and more specifically, generational shift and how that affects the Church today. He lives in the Minneapolis-metro area with his wife Christina and his daughters Avalie and Nova.
  Vince Parker
Vince Parker serves as the Central Ministry Leader for Switch, the youth ministry at Life.Church. With more than 12 years on the Life.Church team, he uses his pastoral experience and eye for excellence to lead a team of more than 50 youth pastors across 11 states. He is passionate about seeing students and leaders live out the calling that God has placed on their lives. Prior to this current role, Vince served as a youth pastor and as the Campus Pastor for Life.Church Broadway and Britton. In his down time, he enjoys completing for the best yard on the block and adding to this sneaker collection. Vince and his wife, Melissa, live in Oklahoma City with their daughter, Adriana.
   Matt Hernandez
Matthew is a Young Adults Pastor at Gateway Church (Dallas, TX). He helps oversee the NextGen department at the Southlake Campus. Having been in student ministry for 15 years, Matthew has a strong passion to reach the next generation. He is a Los Angeles, CA native, but has called Dallas home for the past 11 years where he lives with his wife, Brittany, and their three children.

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