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.
Discover how you can make a difference
in the lives of youth around the world in 2021!
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.
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.
Covid-19 ministry update from Jon Barr, our Executive Director of Training Development.
Covid-19 has impacted economies worldwide, including our trainer’s financial support.
We know it is important, but sometimes we just don’t know how to pray for our YMI missionaries.
Christ Over Chaos
“It has already been 7 months of quarantine and, here in Mexico, there is no end in sight…”
Roberto Reyes, YMI Mexico Director
When Dreams become Reality
“How would you define a dream? I like this definition, “a dream is a cherished ambition or desire.”
Frank Mills, YMI Africa Director
Mapping the Movement
“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
YMI – 2020 & Beyond
The Great Commission:
A Youth Movement
An Insightful & Challenging 2-Part Article
By YMI President Randy Smith
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!