Intro to Competencies for Ministry To/With Youth

Learn about youth ministry no matter where you live or your role: volunteers and paid staff serving in youth ministry, as well as religious professionals who support or supervise youth ministry staff and volunteers.

The Youth Ministry Training webinar series is geared towards persons of all skills and abilities, including ministers, religious professionals, and lay leaders. Primary materials draw from theCompetencies for Ministry To/With Youth, as well as professional expertise from religious educators and ministers.

Training: Intro to Competencies for Ministry To/With Youth

Video recording (1 hour, 10 minutes)

Audio only (1 hour, 10 minutes)

HOSTED BY: Jennica Davis-Hockett (Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries), Nancy Combs-Morgan (MidAmerica Region).

PRESENTED: September 15, 2016

Be introduced to the Competencies for Ministry To/with Youth - what they are, who they're for, and how to use them. Learn what good, healthy youth ministry that uses a core UU theology looks like. Special focus is on the entry-level of the Competencies, especially useful for adults new to youth ministry.​​

Additional Training Materials

Slides (PDF, 45 pages)

Resources List (PDF, 1 page)

Youth Ministry Advising

Youth Ministry Advising: A Complete Guide covers broad-ranging topics including ways to recruit and support youth advisors, the nuts and bolts of youth group management, the role of youth in advisors creating a safe space, leadership training, and programming and project ideas.

Youth Ministry Advising

Nurturing Children and Youth

This book belongs to the Tapestry of Faith Toolkit Series provided by the UUA Faith Development Office. Toolkit Books provide background knowledge, inspiration, and practical guidance to program and lead UU faith development and to help us explore and live our faith in our congregations,...

Nurturing Children and Youth

Competencies Manual

The manual of Competencies for Ministry to/with Youth (PDF, 11 pages) provides a structure for assessing skills and establishing benchmarks for entry-level, basic, and advanced level youth ministry work.