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Advanced Christian Studies in Northwest Washington

Bellingham, Washington, is home to YTI’s Western Washington satellite campus. This city of more than 90,000 is situated on Bellingham Bay about 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, B.C. Nestled below the slopes of Mt. Baker in between North Cascades National Park and the San Juan Islands, Bellingham is a place of natural beauty with endless recreational opportunities. The city is also home to Western Washington University.

Equipped to Share God’s Love

Surveys have shown that Washington is one of the least religious states in the nation. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, only 24 percent of Washington residents attend any sort of weekly religious services, with 58 percent attending rarely or never.

At YTI we are passionate about equipping people to share the truth of God’s love in the world and to lead the church forward in that mission. Our innovative curriculum brings together faith, adventure, and the arts in a distinctive new way of learning that teaches students to lead, participate, and grow.

A variety of local churches and venues host YTI’s Bellingham students. Select classes are also available online.

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Programs Available in Bellingham:

  • EQUIP — Biblical, theological, and ministry studies for the inquiring mind. EQUIP is a cohort-based program offered through participating local churches. Students who complete the program earn the Diploma of Christian Theology.
  • Master of Arts — If you already have a bachelor’s degree, YTI’s MA program provides a more in-depth education in Christian Studies. Concentrations are available in Bible, Theology, Ministry, Christian Studies, Leadership, Adventure, and the Arts.


Mikki Newell is YTI’s Whatcom County Cohort Coordinator. She has served in ministry in various capacities with different churches in Bellingham over the past several years.

Contact Mikki


What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.”

-Gerard Manley Hopkins

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