STEP 1: INTEREST FORM
The online interest form takes about thirty minutes and provides CYMT with general information and data about your church or ministry. The interest form does not commit your church or ministry to formally applying; it simply indicates your interest in learning more. CYMT will contact you within three business days of receiving and reviewing your form. At this point, we can answer any questions you have as you decide whether or not to proceed to Step 2 of the process.
STEP 2: CONGREGATIONAL SURVEY, MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING, & APPLICATION FEE
To make a formal application to the Center for Youth Ministry Training Partner or Training Church program, your church or ministry must complete a congregational survey. This survey will broaden CYMT’s understanding of the congregation or your ministries context and help discern whether or not your church or ministry would be a good fit for our program. You will select six to eight people from your congregation or ministry to complete an online survey. The survey will take them approximately thirty minutes.
Your leadership must sign the Memorandum of Understanding acknowledging your understanding of the expectations of churches and ministries during the program. You will be asked to submit a copy of your current budget and your child protection policy. Finally, you will be required to pay a $350 application fee.
Here are example Memorandum of Understanding documents that list requirements for partner ministries.
Example MOU for Partner Ministries of Placement track residents (ministries hiring a youth minister through CYMT)
Example MOU for Partner Ministries of Professional Education track residents (ministries who already have a youth minister)
STEP 3: CONGREGATIONAL INTERVIEW
A CYMT staff person will come and interview your congregation and leadership to learn even more about your church’s or ministry’s context and needs and to ensure congregational buy-in to the CYMT partnership. Within ten business days of the onsite interview, CYMT will inform the church or ministry whether or not it will be accepted and begin the formal matching process.
STEP 4: PLACEMENT
CYMT will work diligently to find a good match for your congregation or ministry. Submission of the formal affiliation agreement between CYMT and the church or ministry and receipt of the initial payment are both required prior to meeting our recommended candidate for your ministry.
Important Dates & Costs*
*Important Note: For the sake of continuously resourcing our community in 2021, all partner application deadlines have been extended substantially. If interested, please apply regardless of standard posted deadlines.
The partner church’s or ministry’s investment covers the graduate resident’s tuition, books, seminary fees, coaching, mileage, and monthly stipend. The partner church or ministry is responsible for providing housing for the graduate resident.
|All dates below are being extended for 2021|
|ONLINE INTEREST FORM||SURVEY||INITIAL PAYMENT/AFFILIATION AGREEMENT||GRADUATE RESIDENT BEGINS SERVING|
|DUE FEBRUARY 1||DUE FEBRUARY 15||DUE MARCH 15||JUNE 1 – JULY 31|
|$350 APPLICATION FEE||$2,250 INITIAL PAYMENT||$2,250 MONTHLY|
|TOTAL INVESTMENT||PER YEAR||FOR 3-YEAR PROGRAM|
|$27,000 + housing||$81,000 + housing|