GRADUATE RESIDENCY IN YOUTH MINISTRY
The Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry is designed to wholly equip today’s professional youth minister. During the 3-year program, residents receive practical training and coaching from CYMT, and theological education at Austin Theological Presbyterian Seminary, where they earn a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) degree. Residents strengthen their education through work experience as a youth minister and expand their horizons on the practical implementation of ministry through community-based learning and one-on-one coaching.
CYMT partners with churches and ministries from multiple denominations within a four-hour radius of Nashville, TN and Austin, TX to place incoming graduate residents to serve as their youth ministers. CYMT also partners with ministries who would like to provide more training and education for their current youth minister.
“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
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