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Success Stories In the Words of Youth Ministers

The Search for a Competent Youth Minister is Over

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A Strong Youth Ministry Equals a Strong Church

Success Stories In the Words of Pastors

Cohort Learning

YMI believes the best learning takes place with peers facilitated by a coach or instructor.  Sharing best practices and learning applicable skills are keys to developing healthy youth ministers and effective youth ministries.  Click here for more details.

Job Placement

Find a competent youth minister, worship leader or children's minister who can connect with your congregation and community and grow your ministry.  YMI offers a nationally-recognized Job Board, in addition to on-site support and two well-developed interview tools for churches searching for new staff. Let us help you identify the best fit. Click here for more details.

Consulting and Strategic Planning

YMI staff will spend one day on-site listening to your youth, families and leaders to help you build a customized strategic plan designed to impact your youth ministry.

Professional Assessment

Every leader is different. Our assessment tool, developed by HUMAN eX Ventures, identifies specific core competencies, coupled with a developmental plan to increase proficiency and self-awareness for youth ministers.

Workshops & Conferences

The Youth Ministry Academy is a three-day conferencing event in partnership with the Center for Youth Ministry Training. In January 2018 the Academy will be in Austin, Texas.  YMI also offers other workshops in each region. Check YMI Florida and YMI Midwest for the next workshop in your region.  

On-Line Learning

Look for this new option in the fall of 2017.  


This is ideal for the youth minister who wants to improve his or her performance but has limited time or resources to invest in more extensive training. Youth ministers meet once per month for four months with a veteran youth minister for one-on-one coaching. In addition, the youth minister will meet with 4-6 peers in a developmental cohort (face-to-face or online) facilitated by an additional coach utilizing YMI's professional assessment tool.   

New to Ministry

YMI partners with some denominations to train interns who serve on 9-12 month contracts in local churches. Together, we empower these young leaders to consider a vocation in ministry and help them discern paths to ordination, additional education, or long-term employment in local churches. 



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