The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is the professional organization for those who serve in Catholic youth ministry in the United States. If you are a youth ministry leader, then you should be an associate member of the NFCYM!
It is so very important that youth ministers know and feel that we are not alone! There are thousands of others around our country who have the heart and calling to minister to the young Church. NFCYM is the umbrella organization that helps connect us with one another. Even if we feel isolated or misunderstood in our own parish, there are always other who know and understand the road we are walking. In this way, being a member of NFCYM, following the Federation on social media, and participating in NFCYM events can provide invaluable support for leaders in the field.
Without being a member, you can still access the incredible resource pages (https://nfcym.org/resources/) and ongoing formation and professional development opportunities offered by the Federation. The NFCYM hosts the bi-annual National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry which is the best training conference for youth ministry leaders in the country.
Becoming a member gives you access to further resources, discounts on events and trainings, and an invaluable connection to others in the field through online and in-person networking opportunities. It really is beneficial to become an associate member – go here to sign up today: https://nfcym.org/members/associate-membership/.