Certificate in Urban Youth Ministry Leadership
UYWI Certification Program in Urban Youth Ministry Leadership, formerly known as 90 Degrees, is one of UYWI's most successful programs. The program offers both leadership development and personal development designed to equip high-capacity urban leaders with key elements of effective leadership in ministry. This certification was created to fill a void in the Urban Ministry Training landscape to provide solid, practical, leadership and ministry training by experts in ministry who have lived the urban ministry experience.
As of 2022, UYWI has led 19 cohorts and graduated 299 leaders. The UYWI Certification Program helps leaders build competencies and acquire practical training from experts in the field of Urban Ministry. The key areas and topics covered in the program are healthy leadership, self-awareness, spiritual rhythms, strategic planning, ministry organization, discipleship, community engagement, and more.
- Leading as Designed
- Value-Based Leadership
- Healthy Spiritual Rhythms
- Effective Communication
- Organizational Excellence
- Developing High Performing Teams
- Strategic Planning/Mission Action Plan
- Funding Your Mission
- Reaching My Community (Evangelism and Discipleship)
- Restoring My Community (Trauma Informed Care)
- Rebuilding My Community (Community Development)
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Each cohort has a 15-student limit, in order to assure the quality and depth of our Certification Program.
Fall 2023 Enrollment for Los Angeles & Online opens May 15, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can apply, however, applicants outside of the areas where the in-person cohorts are offered will be given higher priority.
The actual program cost is over $5,000, but because of generous donations from UYWI donors, the program is made available for $1,645 if paid in full or $1,735 if paid by payment plan.
You can, but you don’t have to. If it works better for you, you can pay monthly or make 3 trimester payments.
The total program cost is $1,645 if paid in full or $1,735 if paid by payment plan. The deposit amount is $100 (non-refundable). Your $100 deposit will be deducted from your total fees.
Pay In Full: $1,645 - $100 deposit = $1,545 (gives a $90 savings)
Monthly: 10 payments of $163.50 after $100 deposit (Paid on the 15th of each month)
Trimester: 3 payments of $545 after $100 deposit (Payments due months 2, 5, and 8 of the cohort calendar).
The start and end times for the cohorts are:
Los Angeles - Start: 5:00 PM (PST) End: 9:30 PM (PST)
Houston - Start: 6:00 PM (CST) End: 10:00 PM (CST
New York - Start: 6:00 PM (EST) End: 10:00 PM (EST)
Online - Start: 3:00 PM (PST)/6:00 PM (EST)
End: 7:00 PM (PST)/10:00 PM (EST)
A sample breakdown of the class day:
4:50 p.m. Arrival (Snacks & Drinks Provided) 5:00 p.m. Class begins 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Session 1 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner Break 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Session 2 7:40 – 7:50 p.m. Break 7:50 – 8:50 p.m. Session 3 8:50 – 9:30 p.m. Closeout and look ahead to next month
*Times adjusted accordingly by cohort..
The program is a year-long certification program. Each month's course is a unique subject and is self-contained. Leaders are expected to attend each class. Absenteeism and tardiness are strongly discouraged. Tardiness or absences may be cause for dismissal from the program without any refunds.
Your 1-year certification training will give the youth worker practical skills to operate in ministry at a higher level. Although our program is not an accredited program transferrable to a university, we believe it is the best training a youth Pastor, Director, Leader can receive in leadership development.
No. The books and supplies you will need are all a part of the program cost. We’ve selected three (3) books that we believe are great resources or essential to your growth as a leader. We will offer other book suggestions that you might consider to build your library of resources that and will be beneficial to you in ministry and leadership.
Applications are open now for the Fall 2023 Los Angeles and Online cohorts. Apply now! For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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"THANK YOU everyone for this great opportunity! What you do is crucial and so needed in this Youth Ministry field! We need like-minded people who understand the joys and struggles and can lift us up! That's what you guys definitely did during the UYWI Certification Program!"
"Before I took this class, I asked around other youth leaders and Pastors that I knew took various leadership courses. One of them said that if I wanted to change the world then the UYWI Certification Program was the way to go. They were right."
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"Curriculum and cohort have been amazing. Presenters of every subject have been phenomenal. The program has enhanced my ability to create a vision cast and to make it come to fruition. The skills and insights have encouraged me to be confident in applying my vision that God. Has placed in me."
"Yes, I would recommend this program. Youth workers are often running on fumes. They need resources, community and greater skill sets. The UYWI Certification Program helps with that!"
"The strategic plan class was so good. It helped us to organize what we do and why we do it. It also helped us lock down a more specific vision and mission."
"Yes, I would recommend this program. It is such a practical program that provides many tools."