The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry provides this Resource Site
to support and strengthen those who accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ.

This Resource site is continually being updated and developed and we are always seeking best resources for use by ministry leaders in parishes, schools and dioceses across the country. If you have resources to share, please use the button to submit them at any time.


Models and Methods

Pastoral Practice



Professional Growth

  • Certification - The Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers seeks to affirm and promote lay ecclesial ministry in parishes and dioceses throughout the United States.

  • Continuing Education

  • Networking / Cohort Groups / Ministry Networks - a link to NFCYM's Ministry Network site where leaders can connect with cohort groups of interest to them.

  • Code of Ethics - NFCYM developed and approved this Code of Ethics for use by all youth ministry leaders to educate those working with youth, their families, and church about acceptable behavior and ethical standards.

  • Webinar Library - NFCYM's webinar library lists dozens of recordings by national leaders on topics that support and strengthen both ministry leaders and volunteers who accompany young people in faith.

  • Job Listings - Job openings are divided into three groups: Diocesan Positions, Parish Positions, Other Positions

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