It is essential that if we are to take working with young people seriously then we do all we can to make sure we are adequately and appropriately equipped for the ministry.

There are now plenty of different training opportunities available to both the volunteer and employed youth minister.

The Centre for Youth Ministry (CYM) is a specialist institution which provides training and resources for Children and Youth Ministry. Their mission is to stimulate and support Christians working to transform the lives of children, young people, families and communities through developing and delivering practical theological education, professional formation and action-orientated research

Youthwork Magazine’s Training Courses for 2013 Full Course Guide, a useful breakdown of some of the best courses available. It is slightly old but most links should still be relevant

Christian Youth work training offer training for volunteers, training with qualifications, issue based training, training for work in schools.

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