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.

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 todays’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 

“How would you define a dream? I like this definition, “a dream is a cherished ambition or desire.”
Frank Mills, YMI Africa Director

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

“We did some rethinking and some innovation that should serve YMI well for years to come.”

Jonathan Barr, Executive Director of Training Developmen

Meet the Entire YMI Team from the International Headquarters
to our Trainers Preparing National Youth Leaders

Check out our
First Quarter
Partner Update

Our Global Impact

As a result of our training programs in countries around the world YMI youth leaders, serving in more than 11,500 churches, have seen over 450,000 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!