First Things in Youth Ministry


YM Opp Adults
Just starting and not sure where to start? Looking to renew, refresh or re-evaluate your ministry with young people?

First Things in Youth Ministry is an online formation experience developed by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry. It is meant for any adult who is called to minister to, for and with youth of middle school and high school ages. Whether volunteer or paid, this formation not only provides participants with the foundational information for leading a comprehensive youth ministry (including Confirmation), but with a community of support as well.

Formation Overview

  • Presented by the Youth Ministry Team of the Los Angeles Archdiocese.
  • Developed by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM)
  • Includes a year associate membership to the NFCYM ($75 value)
  • 6 bi-weekly online sessions (2 hours) that allow you to build community with fellow peers in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Each session will have participant preparation prior to the session, groups discussions during the session, practical applications and opportunities to dive deeper. All materials are included.


  • First Things in Personal, Parish, and Diocesan Contexts of Youth Ministry
  • First Things to know about comprehensive youth ministry
  • First Things to about young people, their needs, and their families
  • First Things about volunteers and safe environments
  • First Things in youth ministry programming
  • First Things in budgeting and fundraising

Next Cohort: TBA

For question or more information, contact: Dayrin Perez, Lead Coordinator of Youth Ministry or (213) 637-7643


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