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!
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.
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.
We also need to be invested in youth because mentoring is a cycle. Youth need to have someone pouring into them so they can pour into someone else. In our church, the youth help teach the children’s Sunday School class every few months. Because of this, the youth became friends with a 10-year old named Jeffrey. This past August, Jeffrey was diagnosed with a very rare form of leukemia. Our church rallied in ways I have never seen a church rally.
CYMT equips leaders to do just that. Be bold. Be models. Be educated in ways to help challenge, embolden, and shape the lives of the young people we come into contact with. It is a gift and there is nothing else like it. I am so thankful for the ways CYMT has shaped my personal life as well as the ministry of Fulton First United Methodist Church.
"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