Association of Youth Ministry Educators


The Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME) is a professional organization for those who teach youth ministry at the graduate or undergraduate level. AYME seeks to be an organization that encourages and challenges youth ministry educators, offers opportunities for youth ministry educators to network with each other, and provides an environment to dialogue around the issues significant to youth ministry education.

Beyond the resource of this website, there are two ways that AYME is a resource for youth ministry educators. First, the Journal of Youth Ministry, published twice a year, focuses on ideas and research conducted by youth ministry educators and researchers.

Second, since 1994, youth ministry educators have gathered from across North America for our annual conference. Our membership presently represents over 60 Christian colleges, universities and theological seminaries. The 21st Annual Conference will be October 18-20, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Membership is open to all who teach youth ministry courses in an academic institution as well as those who teach and train youth workers in non-traditional educational settings.

Welcome hole you will take time to explore AYME on this website!

Sharon Galgay Ketcham, Ph.D.
AYME President