Youth Ministry International
Saturation Multiplication Training (SMT)
Placing qualified, active, networked Youth Ministry Training Teams in every state/province and or Ethnic People Group in a given country of ministry operation.
Unifying collaborative effort
Local church centered
Led by certified trainers – national directors (out-funded), networked trainers (locally funded)
Evangelical doctrinal alignment
Led by indigenous national personnel
Utilizing local resources for ongoing training
Regional Leadership Teams
RLTs are teams of highly trained national trainers The leader oversees training, resource distribution, research, and evaluation of a region’s youth ministry development.
Members may be from other partnership organizations and should use and/or place emphasis on their own organization’s training distinctives while offering the other training models as needed
The goal is to make quality youth ministry training available to all evangelical local churches in the surrounding regions to promote multiplication and expansion. Ultimate success will be achieved when every youth in a region has the opportunity to hear the gospel in a culturally acceptable way and respond to this message, be discipled as a follower of Jesus, and have the opportunity to spiritually mature as a church member and multiplying spiritual leader.
While training youth leaders for local evangelical churches is definitely a critical and important strategy, the SMT is even more strategic in its alignment with the concept of the Great Commission.
The SMT strategy constitutes a change of focus, from measuring our success via youth leaders trained to measuring our success by the youth who HAVE NOT and do not have the opportunity to be reached.
The Regional Leadership Teams become both the accountability system and the mechanism/vehicle that will allow us to complete this shift and ultimately accomplish our goal of reaching every youth around the world.
The RLT succeeds when they effectively research, evaluate, implement training, and provide necessary local sustainable resources that will enable every youth leader in their region to be:
Culturally effective in presenting the gospel in an acceptable and easily understood fashion.
Effective in discipling youth in their region that respond to the gospel.
Able to effectively empower discipled youth to spiritually maturity and lead other youth through this same process (Eph. 4:11-14).
Program Specific Definitions and Execution Strategy Detail Proposal
When minimally every state/region and Distinctive ethnic group has a qualified, active, multiplying team of Youth Leadership Trainers who are networked with other regional training teams so that all local evangelical churches and ultimately all youth have reasonable geographic access to Biblical evangelical youth ministry training as part of a country’s Great Commission effort.
Evangelical training organizations (if available) determine to cooperate in either developing regional team composition or taking on separate regions of a given country under the direction and coordination of a designated Regional (Country) Leadership Team Leader. This means sharing resources (financial, personnel, curriculum, data and progress information) as needed for the ultimate success of attaining Saturation Multiplication Training.
The intentional and cooperative sharing of information vital to fellowship, training progress and coordination. This connectedness should ideally include occasional larger regional or country wide gathering of both Regional Leaders and less frequently – all Regional Trainers if possible.
A crucial element to the overall strategy’s success. Networking promotes unity of purpose, spiritual and emotional encouragement, resource sharing, and vision expansion.
The process starts with research that locates and identifies all trained leaders who are ministering in a given country and region, assessing their youth ministry involvement and if appropriate, attempt to enlist them to join the cause.
Evaluation results need to be passed around to all regions in an effort to “compare notes,” share ideas, encouragement, and networking reinforcement.