YOUTH MINISTRY INSTITUTE
A youth work training program provided by the Young People's Ministry of the Tennessee Conference of the The United Methodist Church and Martin Methodist College.
What is Youth Ministry Institute?
Youth Ministry Institute is more than just a training program to equip people who are passionate about connecting youth to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. It's an opportunity for those called to ministry with youth to connect with others who have the same passion and struggles. It's an opportunity to form a community of leaders, learners, supporters and most importantly Christ followers focused on building ministries that are Christ-centered, innovative, sustainable, and theologically strong.
YMI Leadership Team:
Dr. Jack Radcliffe is the Dean and Coach of the Youth Ministry Institute. Jack is an Adjunct Professor of Christian Education at Martin Methodist College
Dr. Ed Trimmer is the Executive Director of the Cal Turner Jr., Center for Church Leadership at Martin Methodist College.
Brad Fiscus is the Director of Young People's Ministry for the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church.
YMI Cohort - The cohort serves veteran youth workers who want to develop understanding and competencies around 6 advanced issues in youth ministry over the course of two years (3 per year). Cohort participants will enjoy a retreat-style learning environment and have the option to meet with coaches to incorporate learning into their ministry context.
Fee includes housing, food, and books for retreats.
$1,000 per year for 3 retreats.*
$1,900 for two year 6 retreats progam.*
$1,500 per year for 3 retreats and coaching between retreat meetings.*
$2,800 for two year 6 retreats program and coaching between retreat meetings.*
We have monthly cohort meetings to discuss ministry and life in between the retreats.
YMI Essentials - Essentials half-day training events are inexpensive, time sensitive skills training for youth ministry workers. Churches with or without a youth ministry will benefit from Essentials.
YMI Foundations - Foundations is a year-long training program for youth workers new to their role in ministry. The foundations training will cover 8 of the most critical core youth ministry topics through a unique combination of weekend and one day seminars and conferences led by a team of experienced youth ministry practitioners. Participants will be provided with an assessment of their local church youth ministries and 2 hours of coaching per month geared toward helping them put their learning into practice in their ministry contexts.
Fee includes coaching, housing, food, and books for all retreats and class meetings.
$1,200 per year for full program.*
YMI Foundations Advanced - YMI Foundations Advanced will follow the same retreat schedule as YMI Foundations meeting during the 3 weekend retreats. The course will focus on deeper theological and practical applications of core youth ministry topics. A 1 hour coaching session will be provided at each retreat.
Fee includes coaching, housing, food, and books.
$650 per year for 3 retreats.*
$250 per retreat - payment due in full at registration
How do I register for YMI?
You can register for any of the YMI training opportunities by contacting Brad Fiscus at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling him at 615-329-1177.
An application can be found at http://tnumcyouth.org
*Payment for Cohort, Foundations, and Foundations Advanced can be made throughout the course time frame.
We are dedicated to become a vital partner in the mission of the United Methodist Church
Establishing relationships with the local churches helps promote the nurturing of our students from campus life into the local church.
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