CYMT Innovation Laboratory

The Center for Youth Ministry Training is excited to announce receiving a $1.1 million grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. for the Innovation Laboratory for Youth Ministry. This grant will empower CYMT to create a research-based incubator for innovation in youth ministry during the next 3 years.



The Need for Innovation


The Center for Youth Ministry Training has been awarded a $1.1 million grant to create an innovation laboratory for the faith formation of young people. We believe we have been called to create and innovate in the image of our Creator.  Our lab is designed to test new models for ministry that are both practical and theologically grounded, and which seek to better intersect with the real lives of adolescents. As we bring design thinking into conversation with practical theology, we are seeking 10 “lead innovators” (youth workers) to work with us and to spend 2-3 years testing out new ideas in their congregations.

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Questions? Email Kate Unruh