Have you ever wondered what would happen if you locked youth ministry thought leaders, academics, and practicioners in a room and asked them, “What will be the big issues in youth ministry five to 10 years from now? And what should we start doing now to get ready?”
The articles below contain the overall findings of the Center for Youth Ministry Training‘s Fourth Annual Lilly Laboratory Think Tank and the eight “Big Issues in Youth Ministry.” Each is an individual article and each has a Facebook plug-in at the bottom so that you can join the conversation. These are written in a “white paper” style, so they are not definitive—there are still questions to be answered and resources to be developed.
Will you be the one to answer the questions posed below? Do you agree? Disagree? What other issues might be missing?
It Happens: When Youth Talks Go Wrong By Matt Laidlaw In order to generate some enthusiasm around teaching the Prophets of the Old Testament to […]
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 […]