Staffing and support for today’s youth and children’s ministry.
We help communities of faith like yours—whether church, camp, or nonprofit—effectively fill your need for a family, youth, or children’s minister to meet the needs of our ever-changing culture.
Our Residency program is a comprehensive program that equips communities of faith to develop innovative, effective, and theologically informed ministries. A Partner Ministry is a community of faith who commits to supporting their youth, children’s, or family minister to participate in the Residency program. Over the 3 years of the Residency, CYMT staff support each Partner Ministry and Resident through one-on-one coaching.
Ministry Staffing Services + Education, Coaching, & Support
Finding the right staff person to lead your ministry is difficult. Going with CYMT can save you time and money while allowing you to strengthen your ministry’s foundation for the future. CYMT’s Staffing Services and Admissions team recruits from a national pool of applicants to find a good match for your needs. Whether your search leads you to an already trained staff person or you decide to become a Partner Ministry in CYMT’s Residency program, CYMT is committed to working with you to find a leader with the right skills, personality, and theology.
After finding the right leader, become a CYMT Partner Ministry and provide them with the education, coaching, and a supportive community to develop their gifts and skills for ministry further. Whether they participate in the Graduate or Certificate programs, they will be prepared to stay in ministry for the long haul. We equip them and your ministry team so your ministry can grow and thrive. Already have a children’s or youth minister who needs training? Simply sign up to be a Partner Ministry without Staffing Ministry Services.
Why become a Partner Ministry? 83% have no theological or practical training!
Did you know that 83% of those serving as youth ministers have NO theological or practical training? CYMT will help you search for your next children, youth, or family minister. But what we do best is to surround those God has called with the education, coaching, and support for them to thrive in ministry. Learn more about our Partner Ministry program. Invest in youth! Invest in your future ministry leader.
With a ministry burnout rate of less than 4 years and churches sometimes experiencing turnover every 18-24 months, CYMT’s 3-year program provides stability. Surrounding our Residents with a community, an education, and support for fulfilling their potential and calling has allowed nearly 90% of our alumni to stay in professional ministry. Our Ministry Residency equips those called to work with young people at churches, non-profits, camps, or campus ministries.
Comprehensive training, theological education, and wholistic support
The Ministry Residency program is designed to wholly equip today’s professional minister. During the 3-year program, residents receive practical training, theological education, and coaching from CYMT. Residents strengthen their education through work experience and expand their horizons on the practical implementation of ministry through community-based learning and one-on-one coaching. Residents can choose from our Certificate program or our Graduate program. Our Ministry Residency equips those called to work with young people at churches, non-profits, camps, or campus ministries.
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