Young people need you.

30% of Catholic young people are leaving the church. By becoming an NFCYM member, you will serve alongside ministry leaders working to empower young people in their faith.

Accompany the young church.

We envision a future where young people see themselves as children of God who live as missionary disciples of Christ.

Our mission is to equip and strengthen leaders that accompany these young people so that together, we can build a better future for the Church.

We, as members, stand united.

Our membership network, made up of industry leaders and experts, has come together in mission to change the trajectory of the young church.

As the national organization for youth ministry, we have the platform to convene this one-of-a-kind network, allowing leaders to learn, collaborate, and grow in all things youth ministry.

Empowering 15,000 ministers to become advocates of youth.

Through building a vast network of united ministers, we will focus on the following areas to ensure success:

Embrace the Essential Elements of Comprehensive Youth Ministry

Embrace the Profession and Practice of a Youth Ministry Leader

Understand and Engage Youth as Protagonists

Support the Growth of the Domestic Church

Embrace the Essential Elements of Comprehensive Youth Ministry
Goal: Establish essential elements of a comprehensive youth ministry program and provide formation opportunities to align with these elements

NFCYM Members are currently engaging on the following project teams:

Project Team #1 - Identifying Essential Elements Project Team

Project Team #2 (Actively Recruiting)- First Things in Ministry Project Team

Are you interested in helping NFCYM embrace the essential elements of comprehensive youth ministry? Contact Kathy Goller, Focus Area 1 Champion, at [email protected] to learn more!
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Embrace the Profession and Practice of a Youth Ministry Leader
Goal: Establish essential elements of personal formation for ministry leaders and provide formation opportunities to align with these elements.

NFCYM Members are currently engaging on the following project teams:

Project Team #1
Pathways to Professionalism

Project Team #2
Diocesan Formation Project Team

Project Team #3 (In formation)
Micro-Certification Areas

Project Team #4 (In formation)
Youth Ministers Research

Project Team #5 (In formation)
Campus Ministry Specialization

Project Team #6 (In formation)
Competency Assessment

Are you interested in helping NFCYM embrace the profession and practice of a youth ministry leader? Contact Cathy Becker, Focus Area 2 Champion, at [email protected], to learn more!
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Understand and Engage Youth as Protagonists
Goal: Model integration of young people into leadership roles and share insights and formation about trends in youth culture

NFCYM Members are currently engaging on the following project teams:

Project Team #1 - Youth Advisory Council Project Team

Project Team #2 (In formation)- Formation of Young People

Are you interested in helping NFCYM understand, form, and engage youth? Contact Bob Noel, Focus Area 3 Champion, at [email protected] to learn more!
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Support the Growth of the Domestic Church
Goal: Provide formation for ministry leaders to engage parents, guardians, and families and model engagement of them through NFCYM initiatives

Are you interested in helping NFCYM support the domestic church? Contact Mark Mann, Focus Area 4 Champion, at [email protected] to learn more!
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Members are qualified, valued, and loved.

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NFCYM is an open forum for me to seek material, guidance and support in keeping the youth ministry program successful.
Eva P. Delgado
Associate Member
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NFCYM has accompanied me in reaching out to like minded professionals to better provide service (ministry) to adolescents.
Yazmín Maní Malone
Diocesan Member

Why membership helps all.

Are you ready to serve alongside industry leaders to empower young people?