Education for Effective Youth Ministry

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Education for Effective Youth Ministry was created in 1994 when the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ were both seeking ways to equip lay leaders in local churches to lead youth ministry programs. The idea of combining resources to serve the needs of both denominations blossomed into what is now EEYM.  Questions?  The EEYM program is coordinated by Elsa Marshall, Commissioned Minister and Assoc. for Christian Education at the MACUCC and the Director of the Resource Center.  508-875-5233

Our mission in continuing this ministry is to provide youth leaders with a philosophy and theology of youth ministry and to give them practical, experiential tools and training to meet the needs of youth ministry in our local churches. EEYM sessions are taught by clergy and lay ministers who are actively involved in programming in local church, seminary and conference settings. Over 300 youth leaders have completed the EEYM program since its inception.

The cost is $75 per session and includes lunch and materials.  Participants must attend all sessions to receive certification. For more information about registration, please contact Cindy Bolton at 508-875-5233 ext 237 or by email at

The next program year that EEYM will be offered will be announced at a later date.