The PCYM is a training course registered with the University of the Nations and is offered in a 6 month or 12 month format, with the goal of equipping adults to work with teenagers, children and families. It is a residential training school, combining practical ministry experience with quality lecture input from local and international speakers.

The course focuses on essential foundations, principles and strategies of ministry to young people and families. Schools are held in several strategic locations around the world.

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After completing a PCYM, students can choose from a variety of internship options which will give them further exposure and experience of ministry to children, youth, and families. A minimum of two and a maximum of four, internship modules can be accredited towards the degree in child and youth ministry. The choice of internships will determine the focus of the degree and the probable emphasis of future emphasis of future ministry.

PCYM Leaders Course

The PCYM Leaders Course is a new 4-week training course which even multiplies the multiplication of Children and Youth workers. The course is designed to train and equip those who lead the Principles in Children and Youth Ministry (PCYM) courses.