Professional Development

Diocesan-Paid Forma Memberships for Youth Ministers

The Office of Faith Formation is dedicated to the development and further education of youth leaders. We know that finding courses can be difficult, that sometimes you need people to bounce ideas off, and that everyone can use a good support network when it comes to ministry. To meet this need, we are committed to providing Forma memberships to youth ministers across the diocese. Interested in becoming a member? Email us at

Youth Ministry Certification ~ Diocesan Sponsorship

Each year, the faith formation team awards a diocesan youth leader a full scholarship to participate in Forma’s annual Youth Ministry Certification program. The program runs from August 1 to December 31, 2017 and is a combination of online coursework and a week of in-person intensive training.

The certification program is designed for those who are actively engaged in youth ministry and feel called to deepen their understanding of the work they do. Participants gain foundational learning that can be applied practically in day-to-day ministry. Diocesan sponsorship includes full coverage of the $1,750 cost of the program, which includes all coursework and accommodations during the residential portion of the training. Travel to and from the on-site training is the only expense incurred by the participant and/or participant’s congregation. Interested in applying for a scholarship in 2018? Please email us at