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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.

Coaching

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. Click here for more information.

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.

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.

On-Line Learning

YMI has partnered with the Institute for Discipleship to offer two-week and semester-long courses online.  Click here to go to the educational portal.  Check back often to see which classes are open for registration.

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.  

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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The Youth Ministry Institute is grateful for the ongoing support of our partner organizations who believe in the importance of youth ministry.