Now more than ever, lay ministers need to be equipped with the theological foundations that will make it possible to effectively engage youth as they develop a relationship with Jesus Christ within a meaningful, sustained faith. Join youth ministers, directors of religious education, Catholic school teachers, and pastoral ministers as part of the YTM adult mentor cohort. Adult mentors complete a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry in four years of part time graduate theological study that includes mentoring high school leadership youth. Special scholarships provided for those accepted into the program.
The YTM program is a unique form of graduate theological education that includes mentoring high school youth in discipleship and vocational discernment, helping them to become better leaders for Church and society. Mentoring includes the following responsibilities:
- Recruit 1-2 youth to attend the YTM Summer Institute each summer.
- Occasionally connect with youth during the Summer Institute.
- Mentoring youth in strategic planning and leadership skills through their service-justice project during the school year.
- Attend a yearly retreat with youth (usually held the first weekend of January).
YTM Cohort Course Schedule
THY 404: Christian Tradition II
MORL 421: Fundamental Moral Theology
PTHM 452: Youth Ministry
SSOT 400: Reading the Old Testament
PTHM 411: Leadership in the Christian