Training and Credentialing

Certified Spiritual Educator (CSE) Program

Are you new to youth ministry or interested in deepening your skills?

Becoming Certified

This program of study provide an individual with a more comprehensive background in youth ministry and an opportunity to serve in a deeper way.

The Certified Spiritual Educator program is the first-level of certification for those serving the youth of our Unity Movement. It focuses on preparing volunteers and leaders in creating quality ministry for young people. It consists of:

1. Completing the following online trainings: National Youth & Family Ministry Training They are offered each year through Unity Worldwide Ministries.

  • Leading & Guiding a YFM Program
  • The Sunday Morning Experience
  • Elective

2. Completing the following self-directed Youth Ministry MicroLearnings.

  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Creating an Opening Circle
  • Multiple Intelligence
  • It Begins with a Vision 

3. Completing 10 Spiritual Education & Enrichment (SEE) Courses

  • SCS 100  Overview Hebrew Scriptures
  • SCS 110  Overview Christian Scriptures
  • SCS120   Jesus Teachings
  • SPD 100  Unity Prayer
  • SPD 105  Meditation Practices
  • HTS 125  Twelve Powers
  • HTS 100  Foundations of Unity
  • HTS 140  History of New Thought & Unity
  • 2 of the 4 Metaphysics Courses
    • HTS 105  Metaphysics 1
    • HTS 110  Metaphysics 2
    • HTS 115  Metaphysics 3
    • HTS 120  Metaphysics 4

4. Have two years teaching experience in Unity youth ministry

5. Recommendations from Youth Minsitry Director or Board Member, Ministry, Regional Education Consultant and Friend

6. Background Check

7.Observation and evaluation during the teaching of a children's or class

Getting Started

To begin the CSE program, contact the CSE corrdinator at Unity Worldwide Ministries, Diane Venzera, for an enrollment application or for more information. You can also download the the information here:


Licensed Unity Teacher Specializing in Youth and Family Ministry (LUT)

Licensed Unity Teacher is a spiritual course of study and licensure. It builds upon the CSE program, adding the administrative and pastoral care components for leadership in youth and family ministry, as well as deepening one’s understanding in Unity principles and teachings.


Ordained Youth and Family Minister
  • Complete the Certified Spiritual Educator Program
  • Then complete the Field Path.