The Need for youth Ministry

Here’s an excerpt of a video I’m making about the need for youth ministry training in Mexico City.

If you don’t speak Spanish, make sure you have the little CC clicked in the bottom right hand corner of the video.


We started cleaning out some of our closets, and Shiloh and Benjamin found some painting supplies. Since we didn’t have any painting paper, Janell had the brilliant idea to cut up some cereal boxes (we have plenty of those) so they could do some painting this weekend.

Here’s a little video.

What did you do this weekend?

An Interview with Some of Our Master’s Students

In January 2014, Youth Ministry International started an initiative to train professors for youth ministry in Mexico. The Master’s in Youth Ministry has 10 students. After one year of classes, we asked three of them to talk about how the program has helped their youth ministry at their local church.

What really makes me most excited about this video is seeing how they have come together as a team to really minister to the young people of their church and not just plan activities for them.

The plan for the Master’s program is to train those who can train others. Yuri already taught a youth ministry workshop at a National Youth Conference that I was invited to but couldn’t attend because of our YMI Summit in Athens.

Our strategy for Master’s programs is taken from the idea of 2 Timothy 2:2, which says, “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

We want to see young men and women trained to be able to train others in the ministry. I think we’re off to a great start with these three.