Adult Formation

Adult Formation and Certification

The Office of Youth Ministry is committed to training and developing youth ministers both professionally and spiritually and offers trainings for full-time, part-time and volunteer catechists. National speakers and trainers present on a wide variety of important topics related to the field of youth ministry.

Regional Youth Ministry Meetings

At least twice a year, there will be an opportunity for youth ministers to meet regionally to pray together, share ideas and support each other.


For youth ministers seeking a comprehensive formation program and would like to work towards a Basic Certificate in Youth Ministry, there are several opportunities offered:

University of Dayton
Center for Ministry Development

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry

Sponsored by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the biennial National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM) is the largest conference in the country for adults who minister to and with Catholic youth. Join thousands of your colleagues—youth and campus ministers, religious education leaders, clergy and religious, young adult ministers, performers, artists and volunteers—for three days of inspiring keynotes, challenging workshops, dynamic prayer and worship, extensive networking, hundreds of resource exhibits, and good-hearted entertainment.

Next conference: December 6-8, 2018 in Tampa, Florida

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry
National Conference for Catechetical Leadership