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!

Youth Ministry Roundtable

An exciting day of fellowship and training is planned every year for the beginning of May. You have missed the 2018 Roundtable Event, but check back periodically for updates on when the next Roundtable is scheduled for!


The ECY Youth Ministry Roundtable changes and grows each year. Don't miss out on what past attendees have described as a very helpful and refreshing boost in their ability to lead children and teens. 


What will you get out of the Roundtable?

  • Presenters will talk about the most relevant youth ministry issues
  • Information will be distributed about upcoming youth events
  • Opportunity to ask the questions you have been dying to ask
  • Be encouraged by fellow youth leaders who are with you in the trenches
  • Get up to speed on the latest curriculum and youth ministry resource.


If you want to be better equipped for youth ministry and better connected to the CCCU youth movement, this day is for you. Please plan to be a part of this great event with us.