Why We Exist
50% of the world’s population will be under 29 years of age by 2025.
Today, 1 in 4 teenagers live in India, 1 in 4 in China, and 1 in 4 in Africa.
The vast majority of decisions are made for Christ before the age of 21.
There are more young people in India than the entire U.S. population.
For the great commission to be accomplished in this century it must by-in-large become a youth movement.
There is a basic reason that motivates the ministry of Youth Ministry International:
It’s the simple fact that over 90% of the world’s formally trained youth leaders are in the USA,
ministering to only 2% of the world’s youth.
Youth Ministry International is dedicated to changing this statistic.
We want to be a part of a worldwide movement committed to reaching the world’s youth for Christ by training youth leaders globally. A powerful antidote to keep youth from leaving their faith as college students is to train and permit them to LEAD in the church NOW! If we convince youth that they are only the “leaders of tomorrow” then they will wait till tomorrow to begin leading. Why not now?
Youth Ministry International desires to make disciples of the world’s 2.3 billion unreached youth by training youth workers. We partner with Bible colleges and seminaries to “train trainers” and provide formal academic training so they can equip youth leaders in their own context.
Within a few years these national youth ministry professors begin teaching and mentoring others to effectively reach and disciple young people.
What is discipleship? Click HERE to understand why YMI believes being a disciple is of vital importance.
A Center for Youth Ministry (CYM) is established at each school in order to serve local churches as they seek to reach young people for Christ. (Read more about a CYM.)