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.
CYMT is proud to announce the expansion of our original initiative into Theology Together 2.0. CYMT aims to develop a curriculum to be used in local congregations and ministries. Taking what we have learned about engaging youth in deep theological reflection during missional experiences and embedding those processes into congregational youth ministries.
"I hope students come away from my courses with the ability to think more deeply, richly and theologically about their youth ministry practice. I think a lot of what happens in youth ministry happens unreflectively and can be deforming to young people, and my courses are intended to give students a theological framework for evaluating and reforming their youth ministry practice."
Of course, I want students to drink deeply from the academic readings, lectures and discussions, and I want them to be informed by the academics. But more than that, I want them to see that youth ministry is a calling of God, an important part of God’s mission in the world, one that should give them pride and evoke humility at the same time.