Today’s teens need leaders and spiritual tools that help them in authentic faith-formation.
Churches and local ministries are not meeting the spiritual needs of today’s teens. Whether it be from lack of understanding, education, & resources, or from unhealthy and dated forms of engagement – teens are left to navigate a challenging world where they feel lost and unheard, or without faith at all.
We simply cannot engage with youth without practical, theological, innovative tools and training.
Communities without equipped leaders risk leaving youth without relevant faith spaces to grow and mature in their faith.
Leaders themselves risk burning out quickly in their faith calling because of lack of training, coaching and guidance.
And entire communities risk the future generation not having the emotional and spiritual support they need for navigating the world around them.
At CYMT, we equip leaders to minister, innovate, and engage with youth so that they may experience the love and grace of Jesus Christ leading to identity and purpose.
For ministries + new and experienced youth ministers
For ministries and community leaders
For teens, parents, and youth leaders
Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry – Practical and Theological Training for Youth Ministers
For individuals called to professional youth ministry in need of in-depth training and education.
3-year program including seminary education through strategic partner seminary + personalized coaching
Practical training in how to develop an effective and sustainable youth ministry program to diminish burnout
Curriculum and resources that address the needs of today’s teens through topics such as depression, loneliness, racism, identity, and more
Innovation Laboratory – Changing How Faith Communities Develop Ministry
For individuals and communities of faith needing to ‘break the mold’ and develop responsive, theologically informed, and transformative ministry.
Interactive and immersive opportunities for ministry leaders to understand the real needs of the youth and community around them
Pairs design-thinking from the business world into conversation with theology to provide data-driven research and dialogue.
A non-linear, 5-phase process for working in teams to create innovation solutions for new ways of ministry.
Theology Together – Disrupting Youth Ministry Culture
For both youth leaders AND youth seeking to dive into deep, meaningful theological reflection that yields an active faith.
Tools for both youth and adults that challenge the status-quo and creates space for thoughtful dialogue.
Resources for youth to help them develop a theological practice for understanding the world around them – helping to develop them as leaders, theologians, and active participants in their community.
Training, resources, books and curriculum for teaching youth how to process the hard and sticky parts of life through a theological lens. Topics such as justice, vocational discernment, and more.
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Young people need support now more than ever.
Your donations allow CYMT to continue our hands-on work to develop and equip leaders in young people’s lives and establish strong building blocks for future generations through modern, innovative youth ministry.
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“While my overall “ethos” of ministry has not changed, I now have better words and research to describe what I want to accomplish and I am better able to articulate a vision of what is possible.”
– Toby Chastain, CYMT Alumnus 2014
“I’m not sure I can articulate all the ways in which CYMT has positively impacted my ministry. CYMT has helped me learn organizational skills, which is often overlooked in youth ministry. The biggest impact CYMT has made is that it has given me a deeper theological perspective to youth ministry. There is purpose and theology to every aspect of youth ministry.”
– Skyler Jones, CYMT Alumnus 2015
“CYMT provides a safe community that offers a empathetic voice that says, “me too.” In the same way that we strive to surround our students to know and experience that they are not alone, CYMT reminds us that we are not alone in our jobs as youth ministers.”
-Anna Wheeler, CYMT Alumna 2015
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