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So you've resolved to lose weight and grow in your profession. Well, at least one might actually happend!
To help with your professional development, NFCYM and its partners are bringining you a slew of webinars in 2012. Resolve now to learn more and network with other youth ministry leaders in the trenches just like you.
January 12, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
Balancing Dual Roles: Youth Ministry and Catechetical Leader
Presented by: Brian D. Hefer, Parish Director of Faith Formation, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
January 19, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
Approaches to Bilingual (Spanish/English) Music
Presented by: Mr. Peter Kolar
February 16, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
Are You Certifiable? An Introduction to the National Certification for Lay Ecclesial Youth Ministry Leaders
Presented by: Dr. Charlotte McCorquodale, Ministry Training Source
March 8, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
Don’t Worry, Be Happy?
Presented by: Rich Rasmussen, Director of Youth and Family Ministry, Immaculate Conception Church, Ithaca, New York
April 12, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
Leadership as Ministry: The Dance of Professionalism
Presented by: Dr. Robert McCarty, NFCYM
April 29, 2012, 2:00 pm ET
What Do Youth Want? What Do They Need? (Liturgy/Music)
Presented by: Dr. Robert McCarty, NFCYM
More courses are available from NACYML.
The Diocese of Wilmington is committed to deepening the faith formation of all parish catechists and youth ministry volunteers, especially those who work with the middle school and high school youth. We are committed to providing the necessary knowledge and experience for a solid theological foundation and to creating a safe environment for the protection of our young people.
The Certificate in Youth Ministries Studies is an education program for adults in ministry with youth, ages 11 to 18, in both parish and school settings. It equips leaders with the knowledge, skills, practical tools, and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth. The program includes eight courses. The primary aim of the program is to promote personal, spiritual, and ministerial growth. The Certificate program is utilized in a number of ways: as an integrated formation program leading to a Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies; as an enrichment or continuing education program for veteran leaders; as a workshop series which can be taken on a course-by-course basis by professionals or volunteer leaders.
Catholic Youth Ministry has hosted CMD courses three times before. For the last 18 months, 17 leaders in youth and campus ministry and religious education – from 11 parishes and two Catholic schools – have been taking courses that, when completed, will fulfill the requirements for the national certificate in comprehensive youth ministry. CYM Director is a certificate recipient, as are two of our professional youth ministers and two of our directors of relgiious education.
To begin a second cohort of students in the fall of 2012 with an emphasis on volunteers, we have moved the classes from Thursdays/Fridays to the weekend. Dates are tentative (see brochure) and will depend on how many participants respond.
The comprehensive sequence of courses provides a solid foundation of theory, theology and practical approaches, which can be applied in any parish or school youth ministry setting. This is a nationally recognized curriculum, offered in more than 30 sites and sponsored by more than 50 dioceses. Graduates are in parish, school diocesan leadership positions all over the country. Many take the courses for graduate school credit.
There are eight courses. Courses are two days (Saturday and Sunday). Four courses are offered each academic year. Cost for each course is $125/course (with another $125 subsidized by CYM). This includes all materials. The maximum cost is $250/course per parish, which we hope will encourage parishes to send teams of leaders who work with young people or those who wish to do so but do not know where to begin. To make offering the courses cost effective, we need at least 15 people per course.
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