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Religious Educator and Youth Ministry Data in myUUA

When editing your congregation's Leader/Staff list, please use the guidelines below for choosing the appropriate type of Religious Educator positions from the drop-down menu.  Note the instructions at the bottom of the page for notifying the UUA of your congregation's youth ministry.

Religious Educators

Young Adult RE—paid/professional: professional staff, full- or part-time, whose primary focus is young adults, age 18-35. (e.g. Young adult ministry director or campus ministry coordinator). Note: Young adult religious education professionals refers to religious education professionals who work with young adults, not religious educators who are themselves young adults.

Young Adult RE—lay/volunteer: typically young adult group leaders or organizers.

Adult RE—paid/professional: professional staff, full- or part-time, whose primary focus is adults.

Adult RE—lay/volunteer: adult group leaders or organizers.

Religious Educator —paid/professional: professional staff, full- or part-time, whose primary focus is not on a particular age range.

Religious Educator lay/volunteer: group leaders or organizers.

Youth Ministry

Youth ministry is defined as those working with high-school age participants:

Youth professionals—professional staff, full- or part-time, whose primary focus is youth (e.g. Youth ministry directors or youth program coordinators) or advisors receiving stipends.

Youth advisors/volunteers—volunteer advisors for youth groups or programs.

At this time, the myUUA online system does not include specialized designations for youth professionals or youth advisors/volunteers. When entering Youth Ministry staff/volunteers, please use the Religious Educator—paid/professional or Religious Educator—lay/volunteer categories. Then take five minutes to fill out the Supplemental Youth and Young Adult Ministry Data Form that allows congregations to add information to clarify roles and titles.

For more information contact data_services@uua.org.

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