Phil & Scottie Rice

Serving in Romania



Team members, Michael & Melissa Hinton, are now on location in Romania with us and we look forward to working together to accomplish even more.

Deeper & Wider

Our vision for 2021 is to also expand our mission goals.

Now serving in their 2nd term in Romania, Phil and Scottie Rice and their 2 teenage sons (Brady & Caleb) are making tremendous progress as they lead the Center for Youth Ministry at the Baptist Seminary in Bucharest, Romania. Under Phil’s leadership YMI’s academic influence has spread to the Brethren College in SibiuThere, Phil and YMI President Randy Smith taught young men and women who are ministering in several Brethren Churches in Romania. This expansion was made possible with the many young Romanian youth leaders who have joined Phil and Scottie’s team.

Phil recently began focusing on broadening the width of the Center for Youth Ministry Romania through a new and innovative nationwide youth conference. This is the first in over 20 years for the Baptist union. It was a great success with over 150 people in attendance. The youth leaders now have a 5-year plan to continue this conference. The conference helped put YMI and the Baptist institute on the map as trainers, but even more importantly, it encouraged pastors and youth leaders to reach this generation for Christ!

Collaboration is important to youth ministry progress in Europe, and Phil is working on widening his team’s network by partnering with other like-minded youth workers and organizations. There have been many meetings with Romanian youth leaders from Intervarsity, Exodus, Josiah venture, Cru, and Youth For Christ Romania.



Catching the Waves in Romania

Phil writes about what YMI’s ministry mission is, not only in Romania, but in all the locations where our trainers serve.

Also read Phil’s thoughts on this unique concept:

An American in Europe Teaching Africans … About Culture??!!

We ask you pray with  us concerning the following:



Please pray for Bucharest Christian Academy, the school the Rice’s boys attend, that the school will be strong and remain a great influence in their lives.
Pray as Phil and Scottie work on making informal youth ministry training across Romania a big part of their next season of ministry. Pray that Romania will develop churches that will become strong youth ministry models.
Pray for Phil’s many former students serving in churches in various parts of Romania and other European countries and pray that Phil and Scottie will have opportunities to minister alongside of them and help them implement healthy youth ministries.