Young Life Partnership
The history of Dallas Theological Seminary and Young Life go back as far as the beginning. Jim Rayburn, the founder of Young Life, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1940 with the ThM degree. While our world has changed since 1940, DTS's mission to equip godly-servant leaders remains the same. DTS aims to Teach Truth and Love Well, and we believe Young Life exemplifies this heart.
JIM RAYBURN FULL-TUITION SCHOLARSHIP
Starting with the Fall 2022 semester, any full-time Young Life staff members are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship, and part-time staff members are eligible for a 50% tuition discount. These scholarships can be applied to these DTS master's degrees (except for MBTS and CGS).
FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
DTS has campuses and regional locations across the United States and around the world. Attend classes in-person and fellowship with other students and DTS professors.
Distance and Online Option
Most of the DTS degree programs can be completed entirely online, allowing you to stay in your ministry while you study.
Make the most of your Young Life Training and Ministry.
Young Life Training for DTS Course Credit
Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred from Young Life Training Courses.
|wdt_ID||Young Life Training||Equals DTS Course||Applied to these Degrees|
|1||Introduction to the New Testament||BE5105 -or- NT5110||ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE|
|2||Systematic Theology||ST5103||ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE|
|4||Minister as Person||PM5101||ThM | MACE | MACL | MACP | MAAE|
|5||Introduction to Youth Ministry||EML Elective||ThM | MACE | MACL|
|6||Leadership I||EML Elective||ThM | MACE | MACL|
|7||Leadership II||EML5105 -or- Elective||ThM | MACE | MACL|
|8||Area Director School||EML5331 -or- Elective||ThM | MACE | MACL|
BE-Bible Exposition | NT-New Testament | OT-Old Testament | PM-Pastoral Ministries | EML-Educational Ministries & Leadership
Young Life Ministry for DTS Ministry Residency Credit
Earn up to 12 hours of credit for the DTS Ministry Residency program within the MACL, MACE, and ThM degrees if you are serving at Young Life for at least 25 hours weekly.
NEXT STEP – Begin the Application Process:
- Start Your Application: Click the link below and complete the online application.
- Use the Application Waiver code: Enter "younglife" in the application fee waiver box on the "Final Items" page of the application.
- Insert note: Enter "I am a Young Life staff member" at the bottom of the final items page to answer the question "Who or what prompted you to apply to Dallas Theological Seminary?”
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach us at [email protected] or 800-3-Dallas (800-332-5527).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is eligible for the scholarship?
If you serve in Young Life as a full-time staff member (30 hrs), you are eligible for a full-tuition scholarship. If you are a part-time staff member, you are eligible for a scholarship that provides a 50% discount on tuition.
Is the scholarship applicable to all DTS degrees?
The scholarship is applicable to all DTS Master's degrees excluding the MBTS and GCCS.
The scholarship does not apply to doctoral degrees. However, full-time Young Life staff enrolled in doctoral degrees are eligible for the First Class Free scholarship and the Ministry Partnership (50%) tuition rate.
Does the scholarship apply towards Young Life Training Courses?
No, the scholarship applies only to DTS courses.
Is there a requirement to maintain the scholarship?
Yes, DTS will need employment verification from Young Life to explain your staff status (both full-time and part-time). Additionally, a 2.5 GPA will need to be upheld to qualify for the scholarship.
I'm currently attending another seminary, can I transfer my credit to DTS?
Yes, however, credit is subject to the receiving institution. Please note that 1/3 of the degree credits must be taken with DTS.