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Young Life Partnership

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is proud to partner with Young Life in equipping you to fulfill your ministry calling. Together, we are a thoughtful, loving, Christ-centered community of global discipleship. 

Young Life staff can receive seminary credit for Young Life training and apply that toward a degree program with Gordon-Conwell.

Partnership Benefits

  • Gordon-Conwell accepts up to 12 Young Life transcripted training courses as transfer credit.
  • Gordon-Conwell offers a 40% tuition discount to all current Young Life Staff (full-time and part-time).

Training Courses

See how your training courses can map to Gordon-Conwell degree programs:

Make the most of your training through Young Life.

Up to half of your MACM could be accomplished by transcribing Young Life training courses through Gordon-Conwell.

The MA in Christian Ministries (MACM) emphasizes practical ministry skills. The MA in Theological Studies (MATS) emphasizes academic preparation for ministry or further scholarship. Both degrees are extremely flexible—allowing you to include the maximum amount of your existing training and developing your own ministry focus.

Master of Arts in Global Ministry (MAGL)

Up to 4 / 12 courses (12 / 36 credit hours) towards an MAGL through Young Life Training.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministries (MACM)


Up to 8 / 16 courses (24 / 48 credit hours) towards the MACM through Young Life Training.

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

Up to 12 / 20 courses (36 / 60 credit hours) towards the MATS through Young Life Training.

Master of Divinity (MDIV)

Up to 12 / 30 courses (36 / 90 credit hours) towards the M.Div. through Young Life Training.

Complete Your Degree Online

Most of our degree programs (excluding counseling) can be completed 100% online. You can get a flavor for studying online by investigating some of the courses offered digitally this upcoming term:

Lay Counseling
Lay Counseling

What About Counseling?

Gordon-Conwell offers two counseling MAs, both designed to prepare you for licensed, clinical counseling.

However, if you are looking to be better equipped in counseling skills for ministry, we have also designed the Graduate Certificate in Lay Counseling (six courses or 18 credit hours), which can be used to build a ministry concentration for the MACM or MATS.

What’s Next?

1. Transcription

I want to transcribe my Young Life courses through Gordon-Conwell.

2. Student

I want to begin a degree program through Gordon-Conwell.

Have Questions?

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