Youth Ministry Institute

What is Youth Ministry Institute?
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Youth Ministry Institute is more than just a training program to equip people who are passionate about connecting youth to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.  It’s a opportunity for those called to ministry with youth to connect with others who have the same passion and struggles.  It’s an opportunity to form a community of leaders, learners, supporters and most importantly Christ followers focused on building ministries that are Christ-centered, innovative, sustainable, and theologically strong.

YMI Leadership Team

Dr. Jack Radcliffe is the Director and Coach of the Youth Ministry Institute.  Jack is an Adjunct Professor of Christian Education at Martin Methodist College.

Jason Sansbury is the Dean and Coach of the Youth Ministry Institute.  Jason is the Director of Student Ministries at Belle Meade United Methodist Church.  He is also a Coach for Youth Ministry students through the Center for Youth Ministry Training.

Brad Fiscus is the Director of Young People’s Ministry for the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Dr. Ed Trimmer is the Executive Director of the Cal Turner, Jr. Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College.

We ask for at least 1/4 of course cost at registration.

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THE YOUTH MINISTRY INSTITUTE

YMI Essentials

Essentials half-day training events are inexpensive, time sensitive skills training for youth ministry workers.  Churches with or without a youth ministry will benefit from Essentials.

YMI Foundations

Foundations is a year-long training program for youth workers new to their role in ministry.

The foundations training will cover 8 of the most critical core youth ministry topics through a unique combination of weekend and one day seminars and conferences led by a team of experienced youth ministry practitioners.

Participants will be provided with an assessment of their local church youth ministries and 2 hours of coaching per month geared toward helping them put their learning into practice in their ministry contexts.

Fee includes coaching, housing, food, and books for all retreats and class meetings.
$1,200 per year for full program.

YMI Foundations 2013-2014 Schedule
October 11-12, 2013 -  Retreat 1 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

November 22-24, 2013 -  Retreat 2 – National Youth Worker’s Convention in Nashville – (Staying at Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN)

February 14-15, 2014 -  Retreat 3 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

April 11-12, 2014 -  Retreat 4 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

YMI Foundations Advanced

After expressed interest for a weekend retreat format for volunteer youth workers, we are pleased to offer YMI Foundations Advanced.

YMI Foundations Advanced will follow the same retreat schedule as YMI Foundations meeting during the 3 weekend retreats.  The course will focus on deeper theological and practical applications of core youth ministry topics.  A 1 hour coaching session will be provided at each retreat.

Fee includes coaching, housing food, and books.

$650 per year for 3 retreats.
$275 per retreat – payment due in full at registration.

DOES NOT INCLUDE National Youth Worker’s Convention.

October 11-12, 2013 -  Retreat 1 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

February 14-15, 2014 -  Retreat 3 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

April 11-12, 2014 -  Retreat 4 – Aldersgate Renewal Cottage, 115 East Avenue, Goodlettsville, TN

YMI Cohort -

The cohort serves veteran youth workers who want to develop understanding and competencies around 6 advanced issues in youth ministry over the course of two years (3 per year).  Cohort participants will enjoy a retreat-style learning environment and have the option to meet with coaches to incorporate learning into their ministry contexts.

Fee includes housing, food, and books for retreats.
$1,000 per year for 3 retreats.
$1,900 for two year 6 retreats program.
$1,500 per year for 3 retreats and coaching between retreat meetings.
$2,800 for two year 6 retreats program and coaching between retreat meetings.

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