Record numbers of youth ministers are involved in the training and coaching programs offered by the Youth Ministry Institute. YMI Midwest is going strong with ten people enrolled in the two year coaching and training program. YMI Florida has eleven this year. And, new to the list of services this year is the New to Ministry program offered at Heartland Center, near Kansas City. These four students are eight month interns, working in local churches as part-time youth ministers. Next year, we will be offering the New to Youth Ministry program in conjunction with the Emmaus Bible Ministries and Canterbury Retreat Center near Orlando. All of this is very exciting as we begin to help churches of all sizes become effective in how they reach youth.
25 is the total number of students in case you weren’t counting. That is a record!