Exciting things are afoot at the Center for Youth Ministry Training. We just celebrated our fifth birthday so I wanted to share five dreams that God has made a reality through our program over the past few years:
I hope you will note the upcoming fundraisers happening this Fall. We are having a major fundraising event to continue to ensure our long term success on October 27, 2011. Additionally, we are hosting our first 100 Hole Golf Marathon on October 17, 2011, to raise annual fund and scholarship support. We invite your participation in these events. If you would like to assist in these events, please contact our office. None of these things would have been possible without the support of investors like yourself. CYMT continues to see fruit from our labors. Many from our inaugural class are beginning their fifth year of ministry in their churches. Our alumni churches report continued growth in their ministries. Finally, congratulations to Curt Gardiner, Regina Rigney, Sean Murphy, and Trey Wince who have completed the Certificate for Youth Ministry. They are moving on to pursue other ministry ventures while the rest of their class continues to complete the masters degree through MTS.
Rev. Dietrich “Deech” Kirk, Executive Director
Olivia Keffer and Makenzie Knowlden have been friends since the beginning of their CYMT graduate residence journey, and this friendship has turned out to be one of the things that helped them make it to graduation day. Their story is one of affirming fellowship between two women who, despite living in different cities, helped each other answer their call to youth ministry.
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.