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Promoting the Profession of Youth Ministry Leaders
Serving in Dioceses, Parishes, Schools, and Other Settings

  • NACYML is a professional organization of ordained and lay ecclesial ministers dedicated to the field of youth ministry
  • NACYML is open to adults who view their role in youth ministry as a vocation, are committed to ongoing professional development and ministry formation, and are connected to a Catholic parish, school, diocese, or other organization.
  • NACYML is dedicated to strengthening and supporting its members in their ministerial practice and professional development.
NACYML offers a New Massive Open Online Course

Review the Three MOOC Sessions on Mercy

A Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) was conducted during Lent, 2016 on the Year of Mercy

Review the readings, videos and live panels that comprised the Year of Mercy MOOC and featured a variety of national speakers including Dr. Tim Hogan, Dr. Bob McCarty, Bishop Frank Caggiano, Monsignor Ray East, Lisa Hendey, Ted Miles, Katie Prejean, and more! Year of Mercy MOOC Resources and Videos (must first self-enroll or log in to view resources - there is no cost associated with this).

OnCourse Webinars

A Free Webinar Series for NFCYM Members

A Member Benefit Worth Over $150

NFCYM members have free access to this monthly webinar series.

View the information on upcoming webinars and listen to recordings of previous sessions

Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry

Just Beginning in Youth Ministry...or Are You a Veteran?

Each summer, NACYML and Cultivation Ministries sponsor the Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry. More information will be available in late spring/early summer.

Now with two separate tracks for two unique audiences:

  • one for new youth ministers
  • one for those who have been in ministry for more than five years.

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