Youth and family ministry relies on a network of faithful and hardworking youthworkers:
Youthworkers are congregational volunteers.
Youthworkers are pastors.
Youthworkers are congregational staff.
Youtworkers are parents.
Youthworkers accompany, mentor, and witness faith formation to the generation of children and youth, who are growing into their own powers as children of God, and disciples of Jesus in their congregations, homes, communities, and the world. In this synod we value our network of youthworkers, and offer a variety of continuing education and networking events. This page offers links to a number of these resources.

Events + Resources + Links

Certificate in Congregational Faith Formation
formerly Youth Ministry Certification School

This course is offered over a seven month period, in two-day increments, affording the congregational volunteer working in a full-time secular vocation, to attend without losing too many vacation days in one calendar year. The course includes theological, practical and theoretical training in developing a comprehensive congregational faith formation ministry. Alumni of the course develop a one-year plan for implementing an integrated faith formation strategy. Course tuition is $2,500.00, and a new course launches every fall. For more details on the 2022-2023 course, and to learn how to register, visit: