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There’s a strong sense of community at Bethel. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. It’s hard not to feel like you belong here.
Erica Buller ’12

Areas of Study: Youth Ministry

If you are interested in working with young people in developing their faith and spirituality; leading discussions of issues important to youth; and/or working in a church context, consider adding a Youth Ministry Certificate to your major.

This program is open to you regardless of major. The curriculum integrates courses from Bible and religion, conflict resolution and social work and includes a youth ministry placement (10–12 hours a week for one semester) in a local congregation. Our students have found the placement experience personally rewarding—as added benefits, it’s an attractive addition to a resume and it provides training for future employment.

Youth Ministry Faculty

Patricia Shelly

Patricia Shelly

Professor of Bible and Religion
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Education:
  • B.A. Bethel College 1976
  • M.Div. Iliff School of Theology 1980
  • Ph.D. Iliff School of Theology/University of Denver 1992