Training and Consultation

Upcoming Online Learning Opportunities

NCYAMA supports the following online educational opportunities around the country in the fields of evangelization, young adult outreach, and the spirituality of Millennials and Gen X.


Evangelization of Inactive & Disaffected Catholics

A 15-week online course for ministry leaders hosted by the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago, and supported by the National Catholic Young Adult Ministry Association (NCYAMA)

Mondays, January 14 to April 29, 2013, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. CST

Course Description: How are we to effectively minister to disconnected Catholics today? Explore this question with others across the country in this online course in the Spring Semester 2013. The class will look at the trends in church participation, identify who is missing, explore the new evangelization and some best practices, and work at developing models that can work locally.

Instructor: Paul Jarzembowski, Adjunct Faculty, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago

Required Books: TBA

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE AS A WORKSHOP: Contact Randy (Rachel) Gibbons at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at The fee for the workshop option is $500.

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE AS A GRADUATE CLASS: If you are a student at Loyola Chicago, simply add this class to your course listing for the spring semester. If you are a graduate student elsewhere, contact Randy (Rachel) Gibbons at to inquire about transfering course credits from one institution to another. The graduate fee for the workshop will depend on your specific institution.

Online Course Expectations

  • Participants are expected to attend all sessions of an online class, whether taking it for credit or as a workshop.
  • Those who plan to take courses for graduate credit must apply to the hosting institution for non-degree-seeking status; please consult your academic institution to see how course credits can transfer to your degree.
  • A strong internet connection is required for online courses and participants gain access to the virtual classroom through the software program designated by the hosting institution. As there is live dialogue and interactive sharing that takes place, a slow connection spped could interrupt or frustrate the participant's experience.
  • Reduced rates and assignments are offered for those taking this course as a semester-long workshop series.
  • Reading materials will be assigned to all course participants; these books may be obtained through students' local bookstores or the host's bookstore or through an online bookseller.
  • Courses will typically be three credit courses, meaning an anticipated three hours of work per week for 15 weeks, including 1.5 hours within the digital classroom.




There are no other courses currently being offered in the field of young adult ministry of which NCYAMA is able to support at this time. However, we welcome any partnerships with other institutions of higher education across North America. If you are from one of those schools, and are interested in working with NCYAMA on a course, please contact us.