International Ministry Academy
International Ministry Academy


What If You Could Go All IN, Serve Others with Passion, and Go Deeper with God than You Ever Imagined?  

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2019-20 Registration Now Open! 


Get a Biblical Foundation, Discipleship Training, hands on Ministry Experience, with the option of a Fully Accredited Degree Program.

An experience that will impact the rest of your life

Whether you are a student looking to get a degree or take a gap year, a future church planter, or a future YMCA staff person the International Ministry Academy gives you a chance to discover what passions, gifts, and talents God has given you to pursue for the Kingdom of God.

The IMA is a great option for:

  • People that feel called to ministry: Including church planters in the Y & Ymca staff

  • Future Professionals that want to have a gospel foundation.

  • Flex Students (degree completion, full time workers that want to get a degree).

3-month, 9-month, Part-Time Student, & Full-Time Degree options available

Students at the IMA have the unique opportunity to learn biblical truth, spiritual formation, and get experience all while learning in the context of the YMCA. The original vision and mission of the YMCA was to reach people with the gospel and we believe that he is still using the YMCA to do that today. Click here to learn about YMCA history.


2019-20 Dates

Fall: September 2019
Winter: Jan 2020
Spring: April 2020



Washington State, USA


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What's Included

- A Biblical Foundation

Over the course of the 9 months we will walk thru the entire Bible and explore threads that connect each book, the historical context, and how the Bible shapes our lives today. 

- Discipleship Training

A movement has started. God is at work in us, and He is shaping us to be more like Jesus! We will dive in and look at what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus. 

- Hands on Ministry Experience

You will get the opportunity to not only learn about ministry but to get to participate in it! Students get to experience the gospel lived out as they spend time serving and learning in the YMCA, and also in the context of the local church. 

- Conferences & excursions

New York, Washington, DC., California, and Los Vegas are a few of the National Excursions and conference locations that are planned. Come hear from some of the voices leading the church movement here in the U.S. and also around the world. 

- Food, Lodging, & Activities

There's no better place than the upper left corner of the USA! Students will have the chance to head out on hikes, day trips to Seattle, explore beaches, experience sporting events, and enjoy other local activities around the Pacific Northwest. 


All of the program documents and other required readings will be done mostly on a provided iPad.


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