-Show a 10% increase in their ability to utilize core competencies in their ministry.
-Remain at their church for a minimum of 5 years.
-Thrive in their profession after 10 years to the point of helping other youth ministers succeed.
-Over 325 hours of classroom instructional training
-120 hours of face to face coaching
-Unlimited consulting by the Executive Director
In Florida, the Canterbury Retreat Center, north of the University of Central Florida, is the YMI instructional training site. It is central to participants who drive from as far away as Miami, Naples, Tallahassee and Jacksonville.
The Midwest site has yet to be determined.
In addition, Kim Uchimura, a clergy supervisor of a YMI graduate, says, “A youth minister that relies on expertise outside the church yields immeasurable benefits in both the short and the long term.”