Fulfill your call to youth ministry

If you are looking for practical training and theological education in youth ministry in an format that allows you to stay at your church, then CYMT’s Training Only Program is perfect for you.

 

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Already have a church
but need training?

 

Graduate residents in the Training Church Program can receive practical training and earn a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry through one of our partner seminaries while they work at their church. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Training churches are from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Memphis, TN and Austin, TX.

Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited. The training church pays tuition for their youth minister to receive the same benefits of a graduate resident.

 

 

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Training church residents will receive

 

 

Personalized coaching for
resident and the church’s
youth ministry leadership

 

Practical on-the-job
training

 

Masters degree from
accredited seminary

 

Support from a
community of youth
ministers

Core Components

Together, these core components create a more holistic approach to increase retention within youth ministry after residents graduate from CYMT.

 

 

COHORT

Residents are part of a dynamic, group learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.

 

 

COACHING

Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.

 

 

CLASSROOM

In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.

 

CHURCH

Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as the youth minister.

 

 

 

CARE

Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.

 

 

 

 

Already have 5+ years of youth ministry
experience?

 

Veteran youth ministers (5 years of experience) can earn their Master of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMT’s partnerships with Memphis Theological Seminary and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Veteran Youth Ministers do not receive coaching, but receive all the benefits of the CYMT community.

 

 

 

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Application checklist
and requirements

The application process is competitive, as there are a limited number of graduate residency positions available per region each year. Applicants must be at least 22 years old, have an undergraduate degree*, and be willing and able to commit to the 3-year program.

 

1. ONLINE APPLICATION

The application tool allows you to save your application and come back to it. Must include photo and transcript.

 

2. 3 LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

From a pastor, youth minister, or someone who has observed you working with youth and a professor.

 

3. NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE

The fee is $50. You may submit your application fee online or mail it in to the CYMT office

4. BACKGROUND & VEHICLE RECORDS

Applicant must submit a signed background check and motor vehicle record check via mail or email.

 

5. PROOF OF AUTO & HEALTH INSURANCE

Applicant must provide proof of health and auto insurance. Submit a copy via email or mail.

 

*Note: Applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree will be considered with demonstrated life experience.

 

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Next upcoming
deadline

FINAL DEADLINE:

MARCH 15, 2018

 

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Important Dates

Early application submission means early consideration; why wait?

 

IF APPLICATION IS COMPLETED BY:THEN TOP APPLICANT INTERVIEW DATES WILL BE:AND YOUR ADMISSION DECISION WILL BE MAILED:
EARLY APPLICATIONNOVEMBER 152ND WEEK OF DECEMBERFEBRUARY 1
FINAL DEADLINEMARCH 15LAST WEEK OF MARCHAPRIL 15
TRAINING ONLY APPLICANTS
FINAL DEADLINEJUNE 15JULY 1

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