Earn a formal Children's Ministry Certificate

What is the Engage Children’s Ministry Certificate?


September 16, 2019 through May 31, 2020

Engage is a program crafted for children’s and family ministry leaders looking to advance their ministry career and deepen their knowledge and experience. By combining Bethel Seminary faculty alongside the International Network of Children’s Ministry, Engage helps kidmin leaders grow relationally, spiritually, and academically.

Upon successful completion of the certificate, participants will receive academic credit/advanced standing, should they wish to enroll at Bethel Seminary in the Master of Arts in Children’s and Family Ministry degree program.

Stories from the leaders who made it to the finish line.

Engage profoundly changes leaders.

  • Nicole

Children’s Pastor, Texas

When you join this certificate program, you are able to go so much deeper in your ministry and you’re able to work with pastors and directors from all over to understand how you can do things differently.

2016 Graduate

  • Danelle

Children’s Director, North Dakota

This Certificate Program has given me the courage and reassurance to lead adults older than me and to truly live out I Timothy 4:12.

2015 Graduate

  • Alan

Children’s Pastor, New Mexico

This Certificate in Children’s Ministry has been a great experience. I have enjoyed being challenged in new ways and connecting with fellow children’s ministers to share our hearts and grow together.

2015 Graduate

  • Jill

Children’s Director, California

Thanks to the cohort interaction in the program I have some new, amazing kidmin friends! We text each other. We ask each other for prayer. We challenge each other to dig into our souls.

2016 Graduate

  • Eric

Family Pastor, Michigan

This certificate in children’s ministry has given me more tools as a leader to help reach the next generation. It has helped me define the “why” and the “how” we share the Gospel in our Children’s Ministry at 2|42.

2015 Graduate

  • Lindsey

Upper Elementary Director, Colorado

The certificate has helped me to not feel alone in children’s ministry and to build lifelong friendships. I have a foundation to build upon for Children’s and Family Ministry leadership.

2015 Graduate


Engage launches September 16, 2019, and concludes May 31, 2020.
Bethel Seminary + INCM

INCM has partnered with Bethel Seminary and their accomplished faculty and staff to provide this in-depth children’s ministry certificate program that will allow leaders to take their next step in church leadership.