Some organizations are the "I pay you, you do something for me" type of club. Not NACYML!
NACYML members discern and decide what is important and necessary for the field of Catholic youth ministry and the membership.
NACYML turns ten this year thanks to the hard work and contributions of so many. To encourage unity and mindfulness of this occasion, we have created a 10th Anniversary Prayer card.
Let's join together in thanking God for the blessings received thus far, and continue to ask God to bless all youth ministry leaders, our young church, and NACYML.
Together we look forward to concluding our celebration at our Annual Membership Meeting as we gather in San Antonio, December 4-6, 2014, during the NCCYM.
Permission is granted to duplicate this prayer and use in parish and diocesan settings.
NACYML membership coincides with the calendar year (January 1-Decmber 31). Annual dues are $60. Renew or register for a two-year membership and pay only $100. Other discounts are available.
Membership registration and renewal is online.
The certificate program is designed to meet the needs of men and women who wish to grow in their knowledge of, and skills for, youth ministry. The certificate program integrates instructional and informational technologies within its coursework and utilizes national competency-based standards in the development of curriculum and assessment.
Courses are taught in a distance-learning format by nationally-recognized youth ministry trainers from Ministry Training Source. The program consists of four courses (consisting of three modules each), addressing the specialized competencies for youth ministry leaders found in the revised National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers. Participants may take the program for a national certificate, and/or twelve hours of graduate credit (provided at an additional cost through Loyola Institute for Ministry in New Orleans).
The OnCourse Webinars provide participants with new tools and ideas to chart a course through Catholic youth ministry. Sponsored by the National Association for Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders, the webinars will soon expand to year-round offerings. Stay tuned!
NACYML is a service of the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)—an organization of affiliated dioceses (represented by the diocesan director of youth ministry). NFCYM's stated purpose is to “serve those who serve the young Catholic Church.” By forming an association, the NFCYM helps to further their mission by more directly serving all professionals responsible for Catholic youth and campus ministry.
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