Frequently Asked Questions
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™. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please contact us at EQSaints, and we’d be happy to discuss setting up a program to serve your youth ministers.
Please contact us at EQSaints, and we’ll be happy to discuss the options available to you starting in Fall 2021.
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.