What is a CYM scholarship?

We are in touch with a number of churches across the UK who are seeking to employ people in their ministry. They have paid jobs on offer, and are willing to fund a BA or Masters degree. This is a really attractive offer to secure a 3 year employment package. It may mean moving to a new area, and students may utilise a government maintenance loan to support them.  Please note these opportunities are available for those with a right to work in the United Kingdom.

Our scholarship form:

This form gives us some information like your current location, whether you’d like to move to somewhere new, an overview of where our opportunities are located, and asks a little information about your faith journey so far.

Current employment and study opportunities:

Well Street United Church


Well Street Youth Worker

Study offer: MA Degree - fully funded Degree
Employment offer: 21 hours per week

Well Street United Church is a lively church in Buckingham. We seek to fulfil our mission statement by using our building in the centre of town, extending out to a new estate in the town for our Sunday worship, and through involvement in our community.

We are looking to appoint a Youth Worker who will have overall responsibility for all aspects of youth work for ages 11-18 years. The role is vital in ensuring that young people have every opportunity to explore the Christian faith, to grow in it, and to serve in the church and the world. It is our vision to reach out to young people in our town to help them know the life to the full that is promised through Jesus.

Alongside an average of 14 hours per week for church-based youth work, we are offering sponsorship for the successful candidate to study for an MA with CYM.

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Faughanvale Presbyterian & Parish Churches

Eglinton, Derry/Londonderry

Church Outreach & Youth Support Worker

Study offer: MA Degree - fully funded / BA Degree - part funded (by high proportion)
Employment offer: 30/35 hours per week

This creative post, shared by two local churches, seeks to build on roots in youth ministry established over recent years, while also encouraging new ways of engaging today's generation with the good news of the Kingdom of God. 

The main functions of the job will be to support existing leaders and organisations; to support and reach out to children and young adults and families within the congregations and to maintain and develop the outreach of the congregations to young people in our local community. 

We would also assist in helping to find suitable accommodation.

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Open Heaven Church


Children and Families Lead Open Heaven

Study offer: MA or BA Degree fully funded study
Employment offer: 3 days per week (22.5 Hours)

Open Heaven is a strong and growing church. Our vision is ‘Making Disciples who establish heaven on earth’. We have two expressions; OH1, OH2 and we stream out both Sunday gatherings. We are known for our effective discipleship culture, the development and release of younger leaders, and working in unity and partnership with others across the body of Christ. 

The purpose of the role advertised is to oversee and develop Open Heaven’s Children’s and Families’ Ministry by creating and casting a compelling vision for effective children's work and outworking a thought through strategy to achieve that vision, growing a motivated team of volunteers, equipping parents to be the primary disciplers of their children and for the home to be the primary place of spiritual formation.

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St Dunstan

East Acton, London

Childrens’ Worker

Study offer: MA or BA Degree paid study
Employment offer: 21 hours per week paid

We are seeking to appoint a new part-time Children’s Worker who will help us to further develop our work of:
- Nurturing children in the Christian faith through our Sunday services and associated Sunday club activities

- Drawing children into the life of the Church through Kidzone and Little Acorns

- Supporting the primary schools in our parish

The study and employment package includes a funded MA or BA degree and 21 hours per week salary.

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Everyday Church

Wimbledon, London

Kids Leader

Study offer: Masters degree - paid study
Employment offer: 3 days per week

Everyday Church, Wimbledon have an exciting work and study package on offer. A funded MA Degree is included in the package; along with 3 days per week salary at London Living Wage rate. 

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Gilgal Baptist Church

Porthcawl, South Wales

Youth and Schools Worker

Study offer: MA or BA Degree fully funded study
Employment offer: 30 hours paid salary

We are looking for a gifted youth worker to work with our 11 – 18s, both within the church and in the wider community, especially in Porthcawl Comprehensive School.

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Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship Church

Tunbridge Wells

Assistant Pastor

Study offer: Masters degree - paid study
Employment offer: 40 hours per week - Full time

An exciting opportunity to join the Tunbridge Wells Christian Fellowship Church!

An incredible full time work and study package is on offer!  

The Assistant Pastor is a core member of the staff and ministry team, assisting the Senior Pastor in leading in all areas of church life. You will be directly responsible for leading our youth (secondary school age), and it is anticipated that, once appointed, you will take on additional responsibilities and areas of interest, depending on your gifting and on the needs of the church.

This role includes paid study on a CYM MA Post Graduate Degree. Get in touch with for more information.

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St Lukes Church


Children and Families Leader

Study offer: MA or BA Degree paid study
Employment offer: 20 hours per week paid

St Lukes, Maidenhead are seeking someone who values children and cares about whole families, with a strong desire to pray for them and share their Christian faith with them. They want to be able to nurture children and young people, teaching them about Jesus and helping them to know His love for themselves. They are keen to appoint a leader who can work with us to grow and inspire a team of volunteers, and to help us grow as a whole church family.

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We constantly have new opportunities coming up, so do get in touch via the form above.

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