Youth Ministry Judicatory SPONSORSHIP
The Center for Youth Ministry (CYM) provides over 40 resources for youth ministry. It includes five youth ministry programs, four confirmation programs, retreats, trip guides, mission activities, liturgies and more! There are two judicatory options available:
The CYM Judicatory Membership provides every congregation in your access to these resources during your membership term. The advantage to this is that congregations will have a broad range of resources. If one resource doesn't work well, they can simply download another one. Smaller congregations, in particular, benefit from access to programs they otherwise may not be able to afford. Larger congregations can be asked to help pay for the judicatory membership. Or, a single donor may be willing to fund this membership -- supporting youth ministry is often an easy thing to fund for someone who wants to make a real difference.
The CYM Judicatory Membership is ideally suited for dioceses (synods, presbyteries) without a youth ministry staff person. It has the benefit of giving dioceses something of value to give to congregations. Youth ministry is one of the most popular ministries -- so providing these resources is a way a diocese can support that ministry in its congregations.