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Learning in Community

YMI believes the best learning takes place in cohorts 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.


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. From basic coaching to coaching in a cohort of peers will help youth minsters become more effective.  Click here for more information.

Youth Ministry Academy

The Youth Ministry Academy is a three-day conferencing event on January 24-26, 2019.  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 for youth ministers, identifies specific core competencies, coupled with a developmental plan to increase proficiency and self-awareness.

Learning On-line

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 to two days on-site listening to your youth, families and leaders to help you build a customized strategic plan designed to impact your youth ministry.  

For Small Churches

Do you feel your church is too small to afford a robust training and coaching program, but you still need something?  Inquire about YMI's Small Church Initiative.



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