BY: The Center for Youth Ministry Training
Young people need strong youth leaders now more than ever. CYMT is dedicated to investing in youth by equipping their leaders with theological education and practical youth ministry training so that they will reach more young people with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Why do we need to invest in youth now more than ever?
One reason is: COMPASSION BUILDING
Our world is in crisis and in desperate need of the grace-filled healing Christ offers. When you give to CYMT, you aren’t just investing in today’s youth ministers, you are also investing in the next generation of servant-leaders!
“Investing in youth gives them the opportunity to experience, explore, and express empathy and compassion towards others. It allows them to grow in their personhood and become advocates for themselves and others. It encourages and empowers them to live into the call God has for their life.” Aymara Albury
YOU can invest in youth by investing in CYMT during CYMT’s Big Payback – Invest in Youth Day,
a 24-hour online giving day. Any supporter – anywhere – can participate. Please consider investing $25, $50, $100 or more in youth during CYMT’s Big Payback. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 PM until May 7 at 5:59 PM and give during our 24-hour giving day. Join us on May 6th for CYMT’s Big Payback-Invest in Youth Day
Youth residents need the COACHING AND CARE SUPPORT that CYMT gives them, so they can in turn offer care and empathy to the kids they serve. Your gift on May 6 will continue CYMT’s mission of encouraging youth ministers, as they encourage youth to grow in Christ’s image.
“Jim and his wife Wende serve as small group leaders for our middle school youth group, and they are who the students want to see every week. Several weeks ago, Jim was admitted to the hospital because he was having trouble with his heart. As we gathered to pray at the beginning of our session, I shared with our students why Mr. Jim and Mrs. Wende weren’t with us and I instructed them to sign the get-well card I purchased. To my surprise and delight, they did more than sign their name. Most of them wrote their own personal message of encouragement for Jim. As I read the messages they wrote, it made me realize how filled with empathy and compassion they are, even when they appear to be disengaged. The special messages from our students brought Jim to tears as he read them. Investing in youth gives them the opportunity to experience, explore, and express empathy and compassion towards others. It allows them to grow in their personhood and become advocates for themselves and others. It encourages and empowers them to live into the call God has for their life.”
CYMT’s Big Payback: Invest in Youth Day starts on Wednesday, May 6th @ 6 pm cst, launching an online 24-hour giving period. And more good news, we already have matching grants in place from generous donors!
What we are asking of you:
1. Put Wednesday, May 6 starting @ 6 pm cst – May 7th ending @ 5:59 pm on your calendars for CYMT’s Invest in Youth digital giving event.
2. If you don’t already, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share posts about this event with friends and family.
3. Pray for CYMT leading up to May 6, as well as for the residents and youth they serve.
4. Reflect on our guiding verse, Ephesians 3:30: Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.