CAYM Core Engagement

Proper organizational design, training and the tools are the key to running a safe and effective mentoring ministry. Whether you are running a nonprofit agency or a church-based ministry, CAYM’s Core Training has what you need to either improve your ministry or get it started. Our staff has decades of experience in running mentoring programs. Over the past decade, we have helped hundreds of churches and nonprofits develop the best practices of safe and effective mentoring.
Research indicates that if you do not follow the established best practices of mentoring, you will do more harm to youth than good. Our Core Training helps you to recruit the right mentors, screen them thoroughly, provide excellent training and then coach them so that they will be effective and fulfilled as they build life transforming relationships with youth. 
CAYM has helped over 400 churches and ministries engage in mentoring. These range from national organizations with multiple chapters across the county to churches both large and small. We offer two options to help you start or grow you mentoring ministry.
Consulting and Training: Whether you are starting from scratch or looking to improve your program, CAYM staff can help you get your ministry moving in the right direction. Our staff will help you refine you strategy, develop a plan to implement it and give you the training and tools needed to sustain it over the long haul. This process starts with an online assessment meeting where we work with your team to define you needs. From there we present a proposal on how we can serve your organization. Once an agreement is reached, we begin to work with your team through onsite and video training and consulting. Contact us to learn how we can start this process. 
Online Engagement: Many churches are looking to engage in mentoring as a path toward intergenerational ministry. They are seeking effective outreach to youth in their community as well as those in the church. CAYM has an online option that provides a year of training and support through online consulting, video training and individualized coaching in order for you to be able to start and sustain the ministry. Contact us for more information. 

How CAYM Engages

Ministry Design Training Implementation
Step 1: Assessment
  • What are the needs of your community and ministry?
  • What are the strengths and resources of your ministry?
  • How can you effectively build on the strengths to meet the needs?
Ministry Foundations
  • What makes mentoring work?
  • Biblical basis for mentoring
  • Building and maintaining a ministry team

Coaching: Each ministry is assigned a coach to help you implement the program:
  • Regularly scheduled coaching calls
  • Evaluation of practices
  • Troubleshooting problems
  • Advise on key implementation issues
Step 2: Mission and Vision
  • Where is God leading you?
  • What do you want to achieve?
  • How do you communicate that to your staff, supporters and community?

Best Practices of Safe and Effective Mentoring                                          
  • Effective recruiting and screening
  • Training mentors
  • Matching mentors with youth
  • Supervision and evaluation of mentors

Ministry Tools
  • Customizable forms to help you organize and manage the ministry
  • Videos and publications to help you, your team and your mentors minister effectively
  • A partnerships with eWeblife for a discount on their eMentorLife mentoring management system.
Step 3: Strategy
  • The strengths and weaknesses of the current team, organization, and efforts.                                                       
  • Ministry opportunities and obstacles will be defined.
  • The needs in terms of team members, funding, and operational components will be delineated.
  • Specific measurable goals and outcomes will be defined
  • Policies and procedures                   
  • Evaluation of mentors
  • Information management
  • Program evaluation
  • Steps to startup

Staying On Track: Quality Assurance program:
  • Increases community confidence in your program by having your practices reviewed and certified by a national program
  • Helps ensure the safety of all those involved in the ministry by reviewing program practices
  • Reviews your procedures and policies and gives recommendations to keep you in compliance with national standards