CYMT partners with churches from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX to place incoming graduate residents for 3 years of practicum as youth ministers. In addition to the placement of the graduate resident in the church, CYMT equips partner churches with the tools necessary to develop sustainable youth ministries and walks alongside them over the 3-year program.
CYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ECLA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminaries include Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary or Memphis Theological Seminary.
CYMT graduate residents will serve 25 hours per week as youth minister over the 3-year program
Development of 3-year strategic plan for church’s youth ministry
CYMT selects only the top candidates from a national pool of applicants
Personalize coaching for the graduate resident and the church’s youth ministry team
Must complete initial interview process, create a youth ministry tram or youth council, allow training church resident to participate in all CYMT classes and retreats, and develop or submit a church-adopted child protection policy.
including church requirements. If you would like for a CYMT staff person to meet with you, please give us a call or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete online Partner Church application.
The church is required to have a child protection policy in place. If you have a policy in place, please mail or email it for CYMT’s files.
The application fee is $350. You may submit your application fee online or mail it in.
The partner church’s investment covers the graduate resident’s tuition, books, seminary fees, coaching, mileage, and monthly stipend. The partner church is responsible for providing housing for the graduate resident.
|INITIAL INTERVIEW||APPLICATION DEADLINE||INITIAL PAYMENT/AGREEMENT DUE||GRADUATE RESIDENT BEGINS SERVING|
|SEPTEMBER – FEBRUARY||MARCH 31||MAY 1 – 31||JUNE 1 – JULY 31|
|$350 APPLICATION FEE||$5,000 INITIAL PAYMENT||$2,000 MONTHLY|
|TOTAL INVESTMENT||PER YEAR||FOR 3-YEAR PROGRAM|
|$25,000||$75,000 + housing|
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