Certificate in Youth and Theology Opening Retreat


The Certificate Retreat is the first event of the Certificate in Youth and Theology program. Only those who have been admitted to the program may enroll. The retreat seeks to offer a whole-person approach to initiation into the certificate program. The retreat will introduce participants to a practical theological approach to youth ministry and nurture the peer-to-peer relationships necessary for developing a cohesive cohort that will support participants through the program.

The Certificate in Youth and Theology program is designed for practitioners who want to extend their ministry and their credentials with further education about adolescent culture, Biblical theology, and healthy practices of youth ministry. Click here to learn more about the Certificate Program.

Upcoming Retreat Dates and Location

Spring 2014 Certificate Opening Retreat
May 2 – 4, 2014
The Erdman Center
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, NJ

Fee: $160
Lodging Cost: $110 - $130 (Cost varies depending on room type selected.)

The Certificate Retreat accompanying the Spring 2014 Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry will be held, following the Forum, April 29 – May 2, 2014 at Princeton Theological Seminary. Cohort members and leaders will engage in reflection on life and youth ministry. Explore your leadership style, gain tools for ministry and self-care, and build friendships within your certificate cohort group. This retreat begins late afternoon on Friday, May 2 and ends by 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Participants will be housed at The Erdman Center at Princeton Theological Seminary for the retreat.