Cultivate your youth ministry

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.

 

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Theological Scope

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.

 

 

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Benefits of becoming a partner church

 

 

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

 

Application checklist
and requirements

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.

 

 

1. CAREFULLY REVIEW CYMT PROGRAM

including church requirements. If you would like for a CYMT staff person to meet with you, please give us a call or email info@cymt.org

 

2. ONLINE APPLICATION

Complete online Partner Church application.

3. SUBMIT CHILD PROTECTION POLICY

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.

 

4. NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

The application fee is $350. You may submit your application fee online via Paypal.

Important dates & costs

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 INTERVIEWAPPLICATION DEADLINEINITIAL PAYMENT/AGREEMENT DUEGRADUATE RESIDENT BEGINS SERVING
SEPTEMBER – FEBRUARYMARCH 31MAY 1 – 31JUNE 1 – JULY 31
COSTS
$350 APPLICATION FEE$5,000 INITIAL PAYMENT$2,000 MONTHLY
TOTAL INVESTMENTPER YEARFOR 3-YEAR PROGRAM
$25,000$75,000 + housing

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