Grow yourself, grow your youth ministry!

There are two options for excellent training for youth pastors. But before we get into that we need to ask the question- WHY? Why should you get additional and continual training in your field? Because it is important to stay sharp! As we progress in our work, and grow in the ministry God has given us it is important to continually be growing in our walk with God, our skill set to reach teens for Christ and our ability to lead others. Also, we need constant encouragement. Youth pastors are a unique breed of people and the only people who really under understand are other youth pastors! It isn’t just about the unique training though, there is also an important aspect of networking with these small groups. And the really cool thing is that you never have to leave your home or office. It’s all done online. We even have a team ready and willing to help you get all set up online if you’re not a regular online user. It’s easy, simple, and unique to your needs.

A unique online training and networking opportunity!

Creating a Movement is designed to help you figure out the nuts and bolts of a plan for deep discipleship. It’s focus is on the long-term impact of youth ministry and strategic planning for the future as we seek to make disciples of Jesus.

The training is a unique online experiece for youth pastors, injected with the type of networking that only happens when a group of youth pastors get together to talk and pray about what only youth pastors understand. Register now to get the tools and support you’ve been looking for.

In Their Own Words

Here’s how Chris Rollman, alumni and current facilitator, describes it:

Creating a Movement of Discipleship is integral to anyone who is involved with student ministry. As someone who leads a youth ministry or volunteers with students, we must always be asking how discipleship should and can happen.

If discipleship does not occur in our sphere of influence and relationships, then we will be hard pressed to live out what Jesus said was our mission on this earth. He said to “Go, and Make Disciples!”

This course focuses on scripture, relationship with other folks that are in the course, and planning that will move us to action within our ministries. God desires that each of us make disciples in the context that he has us in. This is crucial to the mission that he has called his followers too.

Creating a Movement is online training that will help you create a cohesive, guiding, yet simple plan for a disciple making youth ministry. You will learn to involve others in the planning process so that when you finish, there is a team of committed adult volunteers that are now invested and engaged in the future of the youth ministry.

We’ll talk about how to use scripture and Jesus’ as the model for your ministry. This course offers perspective on the discipleship model of Jesus and how he worked with his disciples. The gospel is transformative in the lives of people and is no less transformational for teenagers that we work with.

The result: More time for (and more people) discipling students in your church. Learn all about the training.

Networking with Other Youth Pastors… Online?

Yep! Ok it can be a little awkward at first. But once you get used to the video chat it’s pretty stinkin’ awesome. You’ll be learning with a small group of youth pastosr from all over the country, sharing your experience, wisdom and ideas.

Unique and awesome. Sounds like youth ministry. Read more about the networking.

Tuesdays at 10am Central Time
May 8-June 26
Led by Brandon Baker

Thursdays at 7pm Central Time
May 10-June 28
Led by Wes Johnson

Without question, the person of Christ was the most influential person to ever walk the earth. Priorities is a new series focused on exploring the foundational principles Jesus lived and taught so you can apply them in your own youth ministry.

The goal is not just to “teach” these topics to students. You will be equipped with tons of practical ideas that will help them take ownership of these pinpricniples in their own lives so they can reflect the life of Christ.

Format

Priorities is broken up into 6 seperate 4 week sessions, one on each topic. They are in no particular order so you can do one session, several, or all of them and still walk away with some awesome training.

  • Dependence on the Holy Spirit
  • Prayer (NEW GROUP LAUNCHING MAY 10th 2012)
  • Obedience to the Kingdom Agenda (anticipation & hope)
  • Word of God
  • Exalting the Father
  • Intentional Relationships

More about these topics.

Each 4 week session includes an in-depth leader’s Bible study, weekly group discussion via Skype video chat, and tons of practical ideas.

It is our prayer that your ministry will grow and be refreshed as you focus on the priorities Christ taught and lived.

Networking

It wouldn’t be Called to Youth Ministry online training without awesome networking! Throughout the training you will have the opportunity to work with a small group of other youth pastors from all over the country. The new friendships you make are, quite frankly, awesome.

Thursdays at 10am Central
May 10-May 31
Led by Nathan Cornett