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 Debbie Gline Allen, Christian Education and Youth Ministry Consultant, MACUCC.  She can be reached by email at or at 508-603-6601.

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

Announcing the 2018 EEYM Sessions and Information:

Saturday, January 20, 2018:  
"Theological Foundations for Youth Ministry"   - Instructors: Rev. Sheri Ingalls Anderson and Rev. Joe Mayher

Saturday, February 3, 2018:
"Youth Ministry Resources, Social Media & Safe Church Practices" - 
Instructor: Debbie Gline Allen, C.M.C.F.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
"Mission and Service" - Rev. June Cooper, Executive Director, City Mission Boston

Saturday, April 28, 2018
"Youth Bible Study and Worship" - Instructor: Rev. Maren Tirabassi

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