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.
Classroom: One of CYMT’s 5 Components of a Holistic Ministry Training Experience CYMT values the role of theological education in the life of a youth […]
The Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT) recently received a $1.19MM grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., to fund the next phase of the Innovation Laboratory. The grant will enable CYMT to strengthen the Innovation Lab by building on what we learned from our original cohorts and tweaking our process and strategy for greater impact.
October Spotlight: Professional Education Track CYMT offers two excellent education and ministry training choices: The Placement Track and the Professional Education Track. Interest in the Professional […]