During my time at CYMT I learned more about who I am–what my gifts are and how to use them effectively in ministry. My gifts are compassion and helping youth be seen and heard. I also learned that my call is not about me. My call is about God and walking alongside youth as they engage with God.
The most radical thing I saw in my time with CYMT is youth rallying around each other and creating space to wrestle with God. It wasn’t always clean and tidy–it was messy. But it meant so much for these youth to have the space and the people to walk with them in their journey of faith.
God continues to humble me and remind me that my call is something to learn and grow from. Youth have much to offer, and we should always be open to the ways many youth are sparked in their faith. We can encourage those sparks toward vocations by naming and nurturing them in those moments when they share their lives with us.
Your gift on May 6 will continue CYMT's mission of training youth ministers to address the spiritual and emotional needs of today's teens.
We want to thank you, our CYMT supporters. You have sustained CYMT with your spiritual and financial gifts for the past 14 years. Please know how grateful we are that you are just as passionate about our impact on the spiritual formation of youth as we are. Thank you for your investment in these young hearts, who are growing into spiritual and community leaders. This global health crisis will affect their future for many years to come, and your support will pay out amazing dividends in ways we cannot imagine.
Previously, CYMT was limited geographically to serving West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and North Alabama. The Austin Seminary Nashville extension campus will allow CYMT to expand its service area to East Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky.