How It Works
Grow into the youth minister God called you to be.
Innovative, practical and theologically-grounded, the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry will help you grow. Be equipped to innovate new ways to minister with youth. Study and learn so you can engage youth in deep, theological reflection about God. Practice youth ministry so God can use you to invite youth on a journey of faith.
Why Youth Ministry?
Youth ministry is an investment in the lives of young people. It is an avenue for teenagers to experience the love of Jesus Christ, be formed in faith, and serve God. Youth Ministry creates Christian community, safe-spaces, and an environment for spiritual growth and development.
What is a Youth Minister?
CYMT believes that a youth minister is anyone who actively engages and invests in the lives of young people. Our mission is to develop professional Youth Ministers whose vocation is to serve youth in all sorts of ministry contexts: traditional church congregations, non-profits, camps, and community centers.
What are Intensives?
Instead of traditional seminary weekly classes, the MAYM degree at Austin Seminary is offered in a hybrid, intensive format. Each semester residents participate in 3 multi-day Intensives and weekly discussion groups each semester. A fourth optional intensive is offered each semester for elective coursework.
Intensives take place in both Austin at Austin Seminary campus and at the Nashville extension. Once each semester all residents travel to Austin Seminary for an Intensive together. The location you attend is determined by the region where you work.
EXPLORE CYMT – Connect with Current Residents, Alumni, & Staff
Engage in the various connection points provided so that you can ask questions, meet current residents and alumni, and learn if CYMT is the next step in your professional youth ministry journey.
Explore Announcements, Events, & Resources
Check out other ways to connect through social media where we share resident highlights and special announcements. You can also receive youth ministry resources like downloadable tools and guides through our email sign-up! Additionally, use the Remind App to get direct notifications sent to your phone for reminders of important dates like application deadlines or virtual visits you’re attending