Center for Youth Ministry Studies

The Center for Youth Ministry Studies is a unique partnership of North Park University, North Park Theological Seminary, and the Department of Christian Formation of the Evangelical Covenant Church.


The Center for Youth Ministry Studies (CYMS) serves Christian leaders who are dedicated to holistically ministering to adolescents. We build dialogical partnerships, provide training opportunities, develop resources, and participate in networks that advocate for the development of youth and the systems that impact them. We work to foster excellence in the study of youth and adolescent culture.


CYMS provides a wide range of events, both in-person and online, to enhance your own understanding of youth and issues facing today's teenagers. Scholars and active youth ministers with decades of experience regularly share their wisdom and create opportunities for dialogue among students, youth workers, professors, and members of community who wish to dig deeper into these topics. Explore what we have to offer:

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the Center for Youth Ministry Studies by email or by phone at (773) 244-5207.

Correspondence can be mailed to:
CYMS, North Park University,
3225 W Foster Ave, Box 39,
Chicago IL 60625

Visit Us

Our office is located at 5047 Spaulding Ave, Chicago, on the first floor.

Center for Youth Ministry Studies