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?
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.
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