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Online Ministry Certification & Courses

What is it?

Learn Practical Skills to Be a More Effective Ministry Leader

Group U offers online courses and ministry certification to equip you to do one thing really, really, really well: transform lives through Jesus.

At Group U, you’ll become part of a vibrant online learning community with others who have the same passion, while receiving practical training to make your ministry highly effective.

You are surrounded by a community of like-minded, heart-for-Jesus people. Online does not mean alone!

Who is it for?

Group U is all about YOU

Group U IS

Practical — Not just theory but valuable tools you can use right away

Relevant — Designed to use in your ministry setting—immediately

Affordable — No need to travel or move into a dorm

Time-friendly — Access from anywhere and at any time on any device

Relational — Skills to use with people of all ages in your ministry

Self-paced — Works around your life and busy schedule

Adaptable — Open to any experience level to help you take the next step

Effective — Everything really works...it’s all tried and true so you learn from our mistakes

Community — You’ll find support from peers and Groupies who really care about you

Jesus-centered — Biblical foundations using Jesus as our model leader

Access your online courses anytime on multiple devices. Group U offers flexibility with the power of online learning!

How it Works

You are In Control

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Explore certification and individual courses

Individual online ministry courses on topics like Understanding Kids Today, Empowering Volunteers, and Leadership Development, along with Children's and Youth Ministry Certification, can all be found at Group U. Each course is created to be manageable with your busy schedule and can be completed within a month.

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Register and pay

Select your online course. Enter all the information plus a credit card number, and you can immediately access the course.

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Start immediately

As soon as you enroll you can start learning, building effective and practical new ministry skills. Access your course from your computer, smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device 24/7.

Group U courses are built by experts who don't just talk about ministry. They are doing it every day! They work with kids, teens, and adults. We call that walking the talk!

Courses

Build Your Ministry Skills

All Courses
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Church Leadership
Children's Ministry
Youth Ministry
  • Church Leadership

    THE R.E.A.L. APPROACH TO SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION

    Four keys you may be missing that unlock true transformation.

    $198
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  • Church Leadership

    The L.I.F.E. Strategy for Recruiting and Equipping Volunteers

    You need volunteers. We help you find them.

    $198
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  • Church Leadership

    The Power of Relational Ministry Leadership

    Lead as Jesus led—and make a lasting impact.

    $198
  • Children's Ministry

    Cultivating Courage in Kids

    Give kids what they really need to stand strong in their faith.

    $198
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  • Children's Ministry

    Classroom Management: From Control to Cooperation

    Surefire ways to control classroom chaos without sacrificing fun.

    $198
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  • Youth Ministry

    Growing Spiritual Grit in Teenagers

    Equip teenagers to handle life’s tough stuff—and stand firm as Jesus- followers.

    $198
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  • Youth Ministry

    Jesus-Centered Youth Ministry

    Surprising ways to keep your youth ministry focused on what matters most.

    $198
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  • Children's Ministry

    Partnering With Parents to Build Faith in Families

    Harnessing the faith-shaping power of the home.

    $198
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  • Youth Ministry

    Making Parents Your Allies in Youth Ministry

    Maximizing the most powerful faith-shaping influence in teenagers' lives.

    $198
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  • Children's Ministry

    How Kids Learn

    Insider insights that will double the learning in your classrooms.

    $198
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  • Upcoming Courses

  • Coming September 2019

    Children's Ministry

    Age Level Insights for Spiritual Development

    Master an understanding of how kids learn at every stage of their development.

    $198
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  • Coming November 2019

    Children's Ministry

    Helping Hurting Kids

    The best ways to come alongside kids in crisis.

    $198
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  • Coming August 2019

    Youth Ministry

    Outreach Strategies for Youth Ministry

    The power of tapping into your teenagers’ natural desire to make a difference.

    $198
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  • Coming october 2019

    Youth Ministry

    Engaging Youth Culture

    The tools kids need to face today’s culture.

    $198
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  • Coming December 2019

    Youth Ministry

    Helping Hurting Teenagers

    Ministering to troubled youth with an approach that works.

    $198
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Interested in a different topic? Request it here!

Certification in Children's and Youth Ministry is more than just a piece of paper. It is a quiet confidence that you can handle what is ahead.

Certification

Children’s & Youth Ministry Certification

  • Certification from Group U isn’t about passing a test or answering a bunch of questions; it's about improving your effectiveness in ministry today.
  • Be prepared to take advantage of every ministry opportunity that God places in front of you.
  • No loans needed—just a desire to grow your skills. And there are some special surprises that come with Group U certification! We’ll let you know what those are once you take your first course.
More About Certification

Great ministry leaders aren’t born; they’re created and honed over time. Group U allows God space for true development to happen—going beyond training to personal growth and development.

Online Community

Become Part Of a Passionate Learning Community

We believe you learn better by being in relationship with others. That's why we're very intentional about building a vibrant learning community within Group U. We know learning online can be a little lonely; our goal is for you to feel supported and encouraged so you can fulfill the purpose that God has called you to. Here are specific examples of how we build a great community within Group U.

Connecting Weekly

You will be able to connect weekly with others around course topics and assignments. This is a safe place where you can share your experiences and results. You will find encouragement and positive feedback that will help you continue to grow. These events are moderated so we will keep people on track and make good use of your time.

Private Online Community

When you sign up to take a Group U course, you’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community. Only people taking courses will be allowed to participate. This community will be a place where ministry leaders can ask questions and learn from each other. It will also be moderated by ministry practitioners who have years of leadership experience and will assist with questions, prayer requests, and feedback.

U Connect

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a virtual classroom on a current ministry topic. This topic will be general and relevant to everyone in ministry. People in various ministry roles and in different courses will get together to talk about issues and topics that really matter and impact today’s leader.