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

NACYML presents a Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

April 12-May 16, 2015

A free online learning experience for all those interested in helping young people encounter Christ and the Church including parents, youth ministers, pastors, DREs, Campus Ministers, Catholic School Teachers, adult volunteers,and catechists. This is a five week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) with a variety of national speakers including Archbishop Kurtz, Dr. Ansel Augustine, Fr. Joe Espalliat, Dr. Carolyn Woo, and many more! Sign up now and reserve your spot.

OnCourse Webinars

A Free Webinar Series for NACYML Members

A Member Benefit Worth Over $150

NACYML members have free access to this monthly webinar series.

View the information on the 2015 webinars..

Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry

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

Register for the Institute for Catholic Youth Ministry, August 10-13, 2014 in Chicago. Sponsored by Cultivation Ministries and the National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (NACYML).

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.

Learn more and register.

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National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)

Promoting the profession of youth ministry for leaders serving in dioceses, parish, schools, and other settings.

Catholic Youth Ministry Source

An extensive collection of resources for Catholic youth ministry leaders.

Catholic Youth Foundation USA (CYFUSA)

Providing the financial resources necessary for promoting effective and innovative youth ministry that will assure a faithful future.

Strong Catholic Families/Strong Catholic Youth

Focusing on the importance of parents and families in the lives and faith development of youth.

National CYO Sports (NCYOS)

Animates Gospel values in Catholic youth sports to encourage young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Catholic Religious Recognitions

The National Catholic Committee for Girl Scouts USA and Camp Fire USA (NCCGSCF); programs and resources for scouting and other organizations.

Care for Creation, Care for the Poor

Catholic youth address global climate change.

National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)

A biennial national Catholic youth conference held in odd-numbered years.

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM)

A biennial national conference for adults in youth ministry held in even-numbered years.


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