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Licensed Youth Ministers (LYM)

Youth ministers are a new Licensed Lay Ministry (LLM) in our Diocese who will lead and work as part of teams working with 11-18+ year olds in our Diocese - to develop those young people personally, socially and spiritually. 

Becoming a Licensed Youth Miinister

Youth Ministers are those people who can see not just the future potential in young people, but the God given advantages and skills that young people have now. Youth Ministers want to help young people see and investigate their own qualities in light of their relationship with God for themselves and in community with the wider church family.

To learn more about the process, training and discernment for becoming a Licensed Youth Minister, you can read a leaflet about the position here: Youth Ministers

"My job is to love, encourage, shape, challenge, disciple and care for young people - both inside and outside the Church. Youth work is a great job, I love it! At times it’s hard but I’d recommend youthwork to anyone who enjoys being with young people & wants to help them become the best version of themselves that they can be."

Matt Cornwell, Youth Worker at St Augustine's Church, Ipswich


The bulk of our training is delivered through our Illuminate training programme. This is an eight session specifically tailored scheme of training incorporating material delivered from the Equip Youth Work course, local youth work professionals and the DYO.

For more information

For enquiries about Licensed Youth Ministers, you can contact Matt Levett, Diocesan Youth & Young Adults Officer on or by phoning 01473 298515.

You can also download a leaflet about the position here: Youth Ministers