Youth Ministry International

Our MISSION is to EVANGELIZE and DISCIPLE the world’s youth through the LOCAL CHURCH by “Training the Trainers” of INDIGENOUS Youth Leaders.

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Why We Exist

Over 90% of the world’s formally trained youth leaders are in the USA, ministering to only 2% of the world’s youth. YMI is dedicated to changing this statistic. 

Our Guiding Principles

We want to be a part of a world wide movement committed to reaching the world’s youth for Christ by training youth leaders globally. 

Our History

YMI was founded as God’s response to a pressing need recognized by Dr. Randy Smith as he ministered to youth workers in East Africa in 1988. 

YMI Spotlights 

We all know how important it is to pray for our YMI missionaries, but sometimes we just don’t know how to pray for them.

The faith and courage as demonstrated by three young teenagers are inspiring lessons for all of us

Joe & Cori Beth Grom welcomed their first son into the world in May. Meet the Groms as they prepare for service.

YMI President, Randy Smith, and YMI Staff Member, Frank Mills, recently provided special classes for youth ministers at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary and participated in graduation ceremonies as students received their MA Degrees.

READ their exciting report.

YMI Training Team

Our missionary team is active in more than 15 countries, training local trainers to equip leaders for local church youth programs.

Our Global Impact

As a result of our training programs in countries around the world YMI youth leaders, serving in more than 10,000 churches, have seen over 360,000 young people come to faith in Christ.

Serving with YMI

YMI provides opportunities for service including International Trainers, Internships and Short-Term Mission Trips.

Consider joining us to help reach the more than 50% of the world that is under the age of 22.

Become a partner with Youth ministry InternatIonal TO REACH YOUTH FOR CHRIST AROUND THE WORLD

Your financial and prayer support is vital in helping accomplish the vision God has given us to help impact the billions of young people around the world who have yet to hear of Jesus Christ. Thank You!