Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Graduate Resident Youth Minister
Long’s Chapel- Waynesville, NC
Long’s Chapel exists to worship and serve God by reaching others and growing together as passionate followers of Jesus because all people matter to God. You matter to God! We are called to Reach others, Grow together, and Serve passionately. Youth Ministry is outreach focused, ministry team oriented, passionate about having youth be followers of Jesus.

About the Residency:

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and our new Nashville Extension Campus of APTS.  Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program.

Graduate Residents will receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coachCore Components:
  • Cohort: Residents are part of a dynamic, group-learning community that provides encouragement and support as they walk through ministry together.
  • Coaching: Residents receive one-on-one coaching from a youth ministry veteran to help master and apply critical skills.
  • Classroom: In retreat-style, four times per semester, residents will be challenged to think theologically about ministry and empowered to create ministry programs that evoke deep, life-changing Christian faith.
  • Church: Residents get hands-on experience in a local church where they serve 25 hours weekly as youth minister.
  • Care: Residents receive pastoral care and encouragement, empowering them to seek wholeness in their life.Qualifications:
  • Distinct call to youth or children’s ministry
  • Ministry experience working with children or youth
  • Undergraduate degreeTheological BeliefsCYMT partners with congregations and individuals representing the theological views and diversity of mainline Protestant Christianity. We partner with mainline Protestant denominations including the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian (PCUSA), Cumberland Presbyterian, Lutheran (ELCA), Episcopal, Disciples of Christ, American Baptist, and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Our partner seminary is Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.Application Process:Apply online at
  • Complete online application
  • Pay $50 application fee
  • Provide:
    3 references (professor, ministry, personal), transcripts, photo, proof of insurance, complete background checkApplication deadlines:Early admission: November 15Final: Still accepting applications until filled.Contact –

    DO NOT CONTACT THE CHUCH DIRECTLY. To learn more contact: Center for Youth Ministry Training Office: 615.823.7595
    Dea Wathen, Admissions Director:

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to equip youth ministers and churches to develop theologically informed and practically effective youth ministries. Learn more at

Job Type: Full-time


Organization name:
Center for Youth Ministry Training

United Methodist Church


Waynesville, NC


Date Posted:
April 28, 2021

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