National Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies
The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies is a ministry training program for those in ministry with youth in both parish and school settings. It equips leaders with the practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth.
The program includes eight weekend courses offered over a two-year period. The primary aim for the program is to promote personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth. Courses in the first year cover Youth Ministry principles, theological foundations, and leadership process and skills. Courses for the second year focus on fostering the faith growth of youth through evangelization and catechesis, prayer and worship, justice and service, and pastoral care.
Cycle 1 begins in September 2013. Students have the option of taking the classes during the week (Wed. & Thu.) or on the weekend. Please see the dates below. The cost of each class is $200 ($800 for the entire cycle). This includes books, course materials, coffee in the morning and lunch for both days. If you would like to register for any or all of the classes, please contact Kevin Dougherty email@example.com
Please note that the National Certificate in Youth Ministry is the suggested pathway for Coordinators of Youth Ministry to complete the Continuing Catechetical Formation Certificate process as outlined by the Office of Catechetical Services. Please refer to pages 18 – 20 of your Youth Ministry Specialization Complement Handbook
to review how the National Certificate meets these requirements.
Graduate credit is available through the University of Dallas School of Ministry. Please contact Geralyn Rea firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like more information.
Cycle 1 Courses include:
Principles of Youth Ministry – Jane Angha
Sept. 25-26 or 28-29, 2013
Principles of Youth Ministry
presents the foundational understandings and principles for developing effective, comprehensive ministry with young and older adolescents.
Practices of Youth Ministry – Cheryl Tholcke
Nov. 13-14 or 16-17, 2013
Practices of Youth Ministry
explores the development of comprehensive youth ministry through the collaborative sharing of the resources in the community.
Foundations for Ministry Leadership – Jim Merhaut
Jan. 29-30 or Feb. 1-2, 2014
Foundations for Ministry Leadership
explores the theology, principles, and practices of effective leadership in Christian ministry.
Skills for Christian Leadership – Susan Searle
Mar. 26-27 or 29-30, 2014
Skills for Christian Leadership
addresses the theories and skills needed for principle-centered leadership in ministry.
Click here for the 2013-2014 Brochure
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