Welcome to EQSaints!

Your New Home for Trusted Youth Ministry Resources

Over the next several months, Equipping the Saints will become the new home for Youth Ministry Access™ and the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies™. As a current subscriber or student, you will still have access to all of the trusted content and guidance you’ve come to expect from these programs, but with a helpful new interface, new ways to engage, and a team of recognized youth ministry leaders providing new resources and direction. We’re working with the Center for Ministry Development to make the transition as smooth as possible for you and look forward to sharing more details in the coming months. Until then, sign up for our newsletter and continue reading for a preview of what to expect from EQSaints!

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Youth Ministry Access Is Becoming EQAccess™

In May 2021, Youth Ministry Access™ will be relaunched as EQAccess™: your all-access pass to youth ministry resources. Whether you need materials to supplement your existing youth ministry program, or a comprehensive framework for guiding young people into discipleship, EQAccess™ has the tools and experience to help you succeed.

Clear Roadmap
Guide your young people from evangelization to Christian maturity with our new program, Equipped for Life.
Extensive Library
With hundreds of fully-designed sessions and programs to choose from—and new ones being released regularly—you’re sure to find resources that fit your youth group and its needs.
Instruction and Support
Each of our new resources comes with clear guides, instructional videos, and all the supporting materials you need to bring each session to life.

Until May, please continue to access your YMA subscription using your existing login through the Center for Ministry Development website. When the new platform is ready to launch, you will receive instructions for accessing your subscription on EQSaints.com.

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Who We Are

EQSaints is guided by a core team of trusted and recognized youth ministry leaders—including Robert Feduccia, Steve Angrisano, Brian Greenfield, Ela Milewska, Alex Barraza, and Jennifer Kodysz—and powered by Declan Weir Productions, Inc., the leading producer of Catholic events in the United States. We’re excited to put our knowledge, experience, and deep relationships to work for you, helping to spread the Good News and grow a new generation of Catholic leaders.

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Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies™

Training at Your Fingertips

Beginning in Fall, 2021, EQSaints will assume operations for the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry StudiesTM, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques needed for comprehensive youth ministry. The program provides the youth ministers and volunteers in your diocese or region with a common vision and skillset, which builds a culture of excellence. And with years of experience with in-person programs and new tools to power virtual learning, we’re making it more convenient than ever to take your youth ministry to the next level.

  • For current students or sponsors whose program will be complete by Fall 2021: Your current courses and programs will continue to be operated by the Center for Ministry Development, and you will experience no change in the program. Please continue to access your course materials and complete your assignments as usual.
  • For current students or sponsors whose program will continue past Fall 2021: You can expect to continue toward completion with no interruption. When EQSaints assumes operations in the Fall, you will follow the same course structure, but will access course materials and administration through a convenient new web interface, and will benefit from the updated course content and new tools for virtual learning. Look for more information in your inbox this summer.
  • For dioceses or regions looking to sponsor a new program, or students interested in enrolling in a new program: Please contact EQSaints. We’d love to help equip you and your leaders for the work of ministry!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening with Youth Ministry Access™?

In May 2021, EQSaints will assume operations for Youth Ministry Access™ from the Center for Ministry Development and will relaunch the service as EQAccess™. Until May, current subscribers can continue to access their subscription through the Center for Ministry Development. As the transition approaches, subscribers will receive instructions for accessing their subscriptions through EQSaints.com. Look for more information in the coming months, and sign up for our newsletter to receive exciting news and updates about the new platform.

When will I begin to see changes to my subscription?

Beginning in May 2021, subscribers will access their materials through EQSaints.com. You will receive more information and instructions as the transition draws nearer. Until then, please continue to access your subscription as usual through the Center for Ministry Development website.

What changes can I expect to my subscription?

All of the resources you’ve come to know and expect with your Youth Ministry Access™ subscription will continue to be available to you after the transition.

When EQSaints launches the new EQAccess™ platform in May, subscribers can expect a number of improvements:

  • A new, easier-to-navigate, modern web interface, to make it easier for you to find content that fits your youth group’s needs.
  • The ability to edit new sessions, tailoring them to your parish or school and to your people.
  • A new, comprehensive framework for guiding your young people from evangelization to Christian maturity, called Equipped for Life. This new, 4-year program—included in your subscription to EQAccessTM —is designed to be used over the course of a young person’s high school career, moving them from an initial encounter with Christ to an adult understanding of faith, and laying the foundation for a life-long relationship with the Lord.
  • Improved instruction and support. The new resources we release will come with clear guides, instructional videos, and all the supporting materials you need to bring each session to life. Over time, we will also be revisiting the hundreds of existing sessions from the Youth Ministry AccessTM catalog to update them and add new instruction guides and supporting materials.
We look forward to your feedback and partnership as we build and improve upon these resources.

What is happening with the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies™?

In Fall 2021, EQSaints will assume management of the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies™, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques needed for comprehensive youth ministry. Until then, the Center for Ministry Development will continue to operate the program, and current students will continue with their current instructors and should experience no interruption in their participation. To sponsor or register for new sessions beginning in Fall 2021, please contact EQSaints.

I’m a current student or site sponsor – what can I expect?

If you are a current student whose Certificate program will be complete by Fall 2021, you should experience no change to your program. You will continue in your current courses with your current instructors and should continue to complete your assignments as usual. Your certificate will be issued by the Center for Ministry Development upon completion.

If you a current student whose Certificate program will continue past 2021, you can expect to continue toward completion with no interruption. When EQSaints assumes operations in the Fall, you will follow the same course structure, but will access course materials and administration through a convenient new web interface, and will benefit from the revised course content and new tools for virtual learning. Look for more information in your inbox this summer.

I’m interested in sponsoring a site beginning in Fall 2021 – who should I contact?

Please contact us at EQSaints, and we’d be happy to discuss setting up a program to serve your youth ministers.

I’m interested in enrolling in a Certificate program – who should I contact?

Please contact us at EQSaints, and we’ll be happy to discuss the option available to you starting in Fall 2021.

Will EQSaints still be offering production services for Catholic events?

Yes! With our years of experience producing both virtual and live events for Catholic organizations like the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Foundation for Catholic Youth Ministry, the Youth Rally for Life in Washington D.C., we’d love to talk to you about your next event and how we can help bring it to life. Contact us for more information.

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It is an exciting time for both Equipping the Saints and the Center for Ministry Development. We’re committed to making this transition as smooth as possible for current subscribers, students, and sponsors. EQSaints wants to thank the Center for Ministry Development for their stewardship in developing these resources over the years, looks forward to your feedback and partnership as continue to improve on these resources with an eye toward the future.

If you haven’t yet, please register for the EQSaints newsletter so you won’t miss any of the exciting news or announcements over the next several months. When you do, we’ll also share a free series of 5 Lenten Bible studies and supporting videos to guide your teens through a life-changing Lent.

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To access your current YMA subscription or current Certificate Program material, please return to the Center of Ministry Development’s website. We’ll see you again soon!

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