GIVE YOUTH WHAT THEY WANT
Higher Expectations and Greater Accountability
THE STRUGGLE YOU FACE
Are you frustrated with the amount of time, energy, and resources you spend planning, preparing, and polishing a program for youth only to realize that killing yourself to create events and activities isn't producing the results you desire for their lives?
You don't have to feel this way. After all, doing ministry for youth isn't your job description. It's time to realize that the role of a youth worker is to help equip young people to do ministry themselves and find their place in the cause of Jesus Christ.
THE CHANGE YOU NEED
When youth experience God working in and through their lives to make a difference in their world today—not someday—their faith flourishes. But in order for that to happen, youth workers and adult mentors must focus on training, not programming.
Your real job description is to help youth learn to do ministry, not do it for them. It starts by building healthy relationships between generations and giving youth ownership of a mission of their own. That's the essence of effective youth work.
THE SOLUTION WE OFFER
Making the move to youth IN ministry is first and foremost a mindset that helps you treat young people like co-equals and train them as co-laborers. This mental shift is the easiest—and hardest—change for churches and ministries to make.
You Equip provides the training and support you need to help teens take ownership of their faith and responsibility for their lives. We'll teach you how to build a youth program that will grow your church as young people learn by doing.
REAL TRAINING FOR REAL CHURCHES
Designed for Congregations Just Like Yours
You Equip works with congregations of all shapes and sizes, but it's time to celebrate the 95% of churches that don't make headlines as the next greatest thing or newest trendsetter—churches who can't afford big bucks for youth ministry conferences, conventions, and cohorts. These are churches with:
• Solo Pastors Wearing Too Many Hats
• Volunteer or Part-time Youth Workers
• About a Dozen Teens (on a good week)
These are churches found on street corners and at the end of dirt roads, not the ones visible from expressways with parking attendants. These are real churches looking for real help for their youth programs, and they are our focus.
CREATED WITH YOUR CHURCH IN MIND
You don't need to blow your budget or break the bank to get expert training. That's silly. You Equip is designed with the majority of churches in mind that have youth programs run by volunteer or part-time youth workers. We understand your needs, so we're removing any excuse for you start.
TRAIN YOUR ENTIRE TEAM
View the Introduction to Youth IN Ministry Together
The concept of youth IN ministry isn't the newest fad or latest, greatest trend in youth work. It's a way of thinking that God used to launch the largest youth movement in history that gave birth to youth ministry over 136 years ago. The principles are time-tested, proven, and essential.
We're so committed to helping your church make the shift to youth IN ministry that we're offering you this training completely free of charge for your entire ministry team.
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DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE
This generation is tired of waiting, so why are you?
Take our free introductory course to understand why youth IN ministry is the foundation and the future of youth work to equip the next generation.