Frequently Asked Questions

Equipping the Saints is now the new home for Youth Ministry Access™, and in the fall will welcome the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies™. Review the Frequently Asked Questions below for answers to some of the most common questions about the transition.

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.

What is happening with Youth Ministry Access™?

As of May 13, 2021, EQSaints has assumed operations for Youth Ministry Access™ from the Center for Ministry Development and has relaunched the service as EQAccess™. You can expect all of the resources you've come to value from YMA, on a new, easier-to-use web platform, as well as new resources to help you guide your young people to Christian maturity. Current subscribers should have received an email from EQSaints in May with instructions on logging onto the new platform for the first time. If you did not receive an email, please visit the login page, enter the email address you originally registered with, and choose "forgot password" to access your account. Or contact us if you need additional assistance. If you are having difficulties, current subscribers can also continue to access their subscription through the Center for Ministry Development through the end of May, 2021.

When will I begin to see changes to my subscription?

As of May 13, 2021, subscribers can access their materials through EQSaints.com. You can expect all of the resources you've come to value from YMA, on a new, easier-to-use web platform, as well as new resources to help you guide your young people to Christian maturity. Current subscribers should have received an email from EQSaints in May with instructions on logging onto the new platform for the first time. If you did not receive an email, please visit the login page, enter the email address you originally registered with, and choose "forgot password" to access your account. Or contact us if you need additional assistance. If you are having difficulties, current subscribers can also continue to access their subscription through the Center for Ministry Development through the end of May, 2021.

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.

Subscribers will also notice 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.
  • Plus subscribers will have the ability to edit new sessions, tailoring them to your parish or school and to your people. As a bonus, everyone who subscribed before the transition has been brought over at the Plus level for the remainder of their current subscription.
  • 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 EQAccess™ —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 thousands of existing sessions from the Youth Ministry Access™ 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.

I did not receive an email with instructions for logging onto the new system. What should I do?

If you were a manager for your subscription at Center for Ministry Development, please visit the login page, enter the email address you originally registered with, and choose "forgot password" to access your account. If you were a member on a subscription at Center for Ministry development (someone else was paying for the subscription and added you as a user): please contact the person who manages your subscription. They can confirm whether you appear as a user in their account, or can contact us to get you connected. Of course, you may contact us at any time if you need additional assistance.

I'm new to EQAccess, how do I subscribe?

Welcome! We're glad you're here! Simply click on the Get Access button in the upper right corner of any page and follow the instructions to open your account.

I'm an existing subscriber, how do I renew my subscription?

Thank you for being a member of our community! To renew, login to your account. In the upper right corner of the page, click on your name, and choose "My Account" from the drop-down menu. Subscriptions renew on an annual basis, and renewal options will become available as you draw near to your renewal date. To check your renewal date, click "Manage Billing" on the My Subscriptions page. If your renewal date has passed, you will be prompted to renew the next time you log into the system. Still have questions? Please contact us.

How do I add seats to my subscription for other members of my team?

To purchase additional seats for team members, login to your account. In the upper right corner of the page, click on your name, and choose "My Account" from the drop-down menu. You will see a list of current seats associated with your account. Click on the red "Buy More" button at the upper right corner of the list. If you are adding a seat in the middle of your subscription year, the cost of the seat will be pro-rated for the remainder of your current subscription term. Once the seats are purchased, you will be able to click on them in your list of seats and invite your team members to log onto for the first time.

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 are 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 options 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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