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Center for Youth Ministry Studies

Fostering excellence in the study of youth & adolescent culture. 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.


CYMS is forward thinking. Intercultural. Kingdom Minded. We provide research, resources and training for youth workers to transform and engage culture.

We provide:

  • Resources and Training in the form of workshops, audio downloads and other resources.
  • Consulting via technology or visit.
  • Networking and Connections through our partnerships throughout the United States.

Youth Ministry Training Events

Dig deeply into current issues facing our youth and communities with in-person and online workshops and discussions. We also offer valuable networking opportunities and an annual internship and job fair.

Contact or Visit CYMS

Interim Director Tim Ciccone and Operations Manager Katrina Washington are excited to partner with ministries and individuals across the country and around the world to continue studying youth ministry and training the next generation of young leaders. Contact them to learn more.

We are located right in the heart of campus in Nyvall Hall. Our offices are below Ohlson Lounge and have daily open hours.

Meet The Staff