May 18, 2018 for June courses
June 22, 2018 for July courses
Individual rate: $150 per course (includes morning hospitality, books, and materials). Team rate: $350 per course for 3 or 4 participants from the same parish/school (includes morning hospitality, materials, and one set of books per team).
Pay in Full rate: Pay in full for all four courses at the time of your registration to receive a $50 discount off the total due ($550/Individual or $1,350/Team).
Late registrations will be billed an additional shipping fee.
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Principles of Youth Ministry - June 9-10, 2018
Practices of Youth Ministry - June 11-12, 2018
Foundations of Ministry Leadership - July 14-15, 2018
Skills for Christian Leadership - July 16-17, 2018
Refund policy: All refunds will be reduced by any pay-in-full discount that was received.
Full refund available if requested prior to registration deadline.
50% refund available if requested between May 9-25 (for June courses) or June 13-29 (for July courses).
No refunds available after May 25 (for June courses) or June 29 (for July courses)
Payments cannot be transferred to courses in future years.
Checks payable to: Office of Religious Education
Mail checks to: Katie Zeigler
3424 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90010
Location: Our Lady of Lourdes - 18400 Kinzie St., Northridge, CA 91325
The Certificate in Youth Ministry Studies Program includes eight two-day courses, offered over two years. The aim of the program is to promote personal, spiritual, andministerial growth. Courses in the first year focus on youth ministry principles and practice, and leadership theory, processes and skills. The second year covers fostering the faith growth of youth through evangelization and catechesis, prayer and worship, justice and service, and pastoral care.
In the summer format, four courses are offered each summer. Two courses are offered during a week in June, and two are offered during a week in July. They are held on four consecutive days in each of these weeks. You can complete the program by attending for two summers.
This program has been designed for adults involved professionally or as volunteers with younger (10-14) or older (14-19) adolescents in a parish or school setting. The program is geared toward:Coordinators of Youth Ministry, Coordinators of Confirmation, Directors of Religious Education, Youth Ministry Volunteer Leaders, Junior High Leaders, Campus Ministers and Teachers, and Clergy.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles awards a certificate in Youth Ministry Studies to participants who complete all eight courses and submit their portfolio of completed certificate assignments by the deadline following completion of their final course (December 15 for summer courses; September 15 for academic year courses).