Other Training Opportunities

In addition to diocesan formation opportuities, a number of resources are available for training in the area of youth ministry.

Institute for New Youth Ministers - August 10 - 13, 2015

Imagine a gathering where nationally recognized youth ministry veterans identify what they wished they knew when beginning as youth workers… Picture a conference schedule that addresses the common trouble spots and the real, but often hidden issues that can make or break a youth ministry… Consider a gathering that helps you focus on the essential areas that lead to a fruitful, disciple making youth ministry lead by spiritually healthy leaders-and you have The Institute for New Youth Ministers.

 At The Institute for New Youth Ministers you will:

  • Discover how to cultivate an intimate relationship with Jesus.
  • Learn how to build a vision that inspires and encourages investment.
  • Understand how to best focus your first years of ministry.
  • Gain valuable skills in ministering with teens.
  • Grow in your ability to manage the essential relationships in youth ministry.
  • Build a youth ministry that is passionate about growing teen disciples.

 National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

December 1 – 3, 2016, San Jose, California.

The NCCYM is the largest adult conference for Catholic Youth Ministers in the country. It is sponsored biennially on even numbered years by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in order to help form and transform adults ministering to youth in the Catholic church. Thousands of youth and campus ministers, religious education leaders, performers and artists and volunteers from every level come together for four days of inspiring keynotes, challenging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, helpful networking, extensive resources, and good-hearted entertainment.


Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies ~ Center for Ministry Development

The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program...

  • Equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth in parish and Catholic school settings
  • Nurtures the personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth of leaders for ministry in today’s Church
  • Develops the confidence, competence, and credibility of leaders for effective ministry with youth


Certificate in Youth Ministry ~ University of Dayton

This Certificate is designed for adults in parish youth ministry wishing to develop skills for effectively engaging young people in parish settings.

National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders Webinars

NACYML is an association of youth ministry leaders serving in dioceses, parishes, schools, and other settings. NACYML webinars provide participants with new tools and ideas to chart a course through Catholic youth ministry and may be used to acquire competence in many of the National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers. Webinars are offered approximately once a month through OnCourse, a professional organization that helps train youth ministers. OnCourse Webinars are provided at no cost to NACYML members and membership is required to participate. In the past, the members' cost of participation in the webinars was $150 for the entire series. Yet, membership dues are only $60. Become a member of NACYML today and you've already gained a benefit worth over twice the cost of membership!

Certification in Lay Ecclesial Ministry