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
Resource List for Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive! - Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis
Ministering to Youth: Comprehensive Catholic Youth Ministry - an overview of the USCCB document, Renewing the Vision, and helpful links for an introduction to comprehensive youth ministry.
Program Assessment and Evaluation - some helpful tools from the Center for Ministry Development to assist in assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of youth ministry programs on the parish and diocesan levels.
The 2018 Synod of Bishops on Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment - The Final Synod Document: English version Spanish Version, Christus Vivit (Apostolic Exhortation)
Ministering with Parents and Families - print, video and online resources from the Strong Catholic Families National initiative for parents and those who minister to and with them.
Forming Youth: Adolescent Catechesis/Confirmation - print and online resources, articles and research from the National initiative on Adolescent Catechesis developed by the Partnership for Adolescent Catechesis.
Empowering Youth: Leadership Development
Serving Others - Catholic Social Justice and Catholic Social Teaching - USCCB’s Salt and Light website contains many helpful resources on praying, acting, learning and reaching out through social justice and service.
Celebrating Youth: World Youth Day
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.
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.