Rafa, one of the graduates from our program in Mexico City and youth pastor in a town called Ojo de Agua, said, “When I was younger I believed that pastors only worked on Sunday, but now that I’m in youth ministry, I often remember the words of my professors reminding me that what happens throughout the week is just as important.” He was speaking at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Center for Youth Ministry in Mexico City.
There have been more than 65 graduates from the Bachelor’s and Certificate programs throughout the country, and more than 19,000 young people are attending churches that have youth ministers trained by YMI representatives.
I was in Mexico City last week for the celebration as well as to teach a week long intensive course on Discipleship and Mentoring of Young People. There were 9 students from all over the country, and I had a great time teaching them principles that will help them be better mentors and disciplers of young people in their local church context.
It was a great week seeing my old friends and students and being a part of what God continues to do in Mexico City.
This video shows a little of the 10th anniversary celebration that took place on Thursday, April 9, 2015.