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.
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 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.