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The Association of Youth Ministry Educators is a community of Christ-centered scholars, comprised of teachers, educational leaders, researchers, and graduate students committed to developing the next generation of youth and young adult ministers. AYME members are affiliated with institutions of higher education as well as with leaders involved in non-formal education of youth workers such as publishers, denominations, and para-church organizations.

Membership in AYME provides you with a spectrum of opportunities to both enrich your professional life and contribute to the field of youth ministry education:

  • Be encouraged and challenged by peers in the field of youth ministry education.
  • Contribute to setting the course for the future of youth ministry education and its effectiveness.
  • Contribute to a community committed to sharing biblical truths of God’s redemptive love with adolescents and facilitating their journey of becoming genuine disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Search for fellow members using the online Membership Directory.
  • Receive a complementary annual subscription to the Journal of Youth Ministry.
  • Connect with scholars and publishers in the field by attending the Annual Conference.
  • Attend professional development sessions designed to assist you in various aspects of your career.
  • Contribute to the discourse in the academic field of youth ministry by:
    • attending research paper presentations at the Annual Conference,
    • presenting a research paper the Annual Conference,
    • publishing an article or review in the Journal of Youth Ministry.
  • Participate in our award programs including the Emerging Scholar Award, the Student Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Educator Award.


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