Training and Development

The ECY Department is committed to raising up effective ministry leaders! Whether you are brand new to youth ministry or a seasoned verteran, training is essential. We offer a three tier training system to meet the unique needs of each youth leader and connect them to other youth ministry leaders.


Tier One - Ministry Leader's Guide. Brand new leaders need to hit the ground running. Our Ministry Leader's Guide will introduce you to what, why, and how of youth ministry. It will help you lay a foundation for effective ministry by providing insights on how to lead your youth ministry, make a calendar, plan events, and lead a weekly youth gathering.


Tier Two - Regional Training Events. Regional training events offer practical wisdom, tips, and insights from ministry pros from churches of all sizes. Whether brand new or seasoned, volunteer or full-time, a regional training event is for you. They are also a great way to connect with other ministry leaders in your area.


Tier Three - Conference Trips. For those interested in expert training, ECY offers coordinated trips to ministry conferences around the country. ECY secures group rates for tickets, coordinates lodging, and arranges your transportation. All you have to do show up, learn, and be refreshed. By joining with fellow youth ministry leaders, it is more than a training seminar. It is a opportunity connect with others and be encouraged spiritually.


National youth worker's convention

Last year's National Youth Worker's Convention has passed, but 2019's trip is coming in November!  Check back in early summer to find out more!