Online Certification

for Children’s & Youth Ministry

Become the leader you’ve dreamed of being—and have a blast doing it!

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Children's Ministry Certification Badge

Children's Ministry Certification

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8 Included Courses

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Youth Ministry Certification Badge

Youth Ministry Certification

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8 Included Courses

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Group U offers an easy payment plan for purchase of certifications.

Please call Group at 1-800-526-0404 x4664 or email to start your path to certification today!

Payment Plan

Use the Group U Easy Payment Plan to break your investment into 10 payments.

To learn more and sign up for our Easy Payment Plan, please contact our Certification Specialist at:

1-800-526-0404 ext. 4664

Our Approach

Be Equipped in Ministry

Group U immerses you in a learning process that will help you impact more lives — more deeply — than ever before.

Group U is:

  • Practical — Valuable tools you can use right away
  • Effective — Everything is tried and true
  • Self-paced — Designed to be taken around your busy schedule
  • Jesus-Centered — Written with Jesus as the foundation
  • Relevant — Fills specific needs in your ministry
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Cost Comparison

Worth the Investment

Compare a year’s worth of training from Group U with what you’d expect to spend if you attended just one conference.

National Conference

  • Registration $500
  • 3 Hotel Nights $400
  • Meals $300
  • Rental Car $250
  • Airfare $400
  • Airport parking $50
  • Misc. Expenses $100
  • Total Investment $2000

Result: Fragmented training on some random topics


Group U Certification

  • 8 Comprehensive courses included
  • 1-year access to content included
  • Downloadable Content included
  • Online Community included
  • Ministry Coach Q&A included
  • Expert Instructors included
  • Web Conferencing included
  • Total Investment $998

Result: Complete approach to ministry effectiveness

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Group U Instructors

Learn From Real Practitioners

We choose every course instructor for their knowledge and expertise in each course topic.

Group U instructors are:

  • Authentic — No stuffy lectures at Group U. Course leaders share themselves and their journeys, challenges, and joys. With a sense of humor, too!
  • Practitioners — Course instructors walk the talk. They’re real, in-the-trenches leaders, willing to share what they’ve learned from years of experience.
  • Relational — Grab a cup of coffee before you log in. You’ll feel like you’re meeting a new friend. Our instructors model relational leadership.
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What our Students Say

Real People Real Results

Become a New You

Group U Gives You…

  • A New Perspective — Discover what it means to become the leader God wants you to be.
  • Effective Ministry Practices — Gain tools you can use immediately.
  • Increased Confidence — Learn how to move ministry to the next level.
  • Joy in the Journey — Enjoy fresh insights from Scripture.
  • Encouragement — Remember, we’re all in this together!
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