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Center for Youth Ministry Training

Today’s teens need leaders and spiritual tools that help them in authentic faith-formation, but we cannot engage with today’s youth if leaders are not provided with practical, innovative, and theological tools and training. At CYMT, we provide ministry leaders and faith communities with the education and resources you need to reach the youth of your community and build a sustainable, thriving ministry.

Through our 3-year Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry program, youth ministers receive practical training and coaching from CYMT, as well as a theological education at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where they earn a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) degree. Residents strengthen their education through provided job placement (if needed) and expand their horizons on the practical implementation of ministry through community-based learning and one-on-one coaching.