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In congregations throughout the world, there’s a segment of the Christian population who are disappointed, disengaged, and disillusioned. This isn’t a depiction of adult youth workers; it’s a description of today’s youth.
Young people are seeking significance and searching for belonging. This generation is ready to put their faith in Jesus to work and to make a difference with their lives for his cause, but they feel left out by the Church.
You Equip from Endeavor Ministries is tackling this issue head on with our new training site designed for the majority of congregations who feel left out as well. We’re talking about the 95% who will never have a paid youth worker on staff. While our training is proven to work with any church anywhere, these are the congregations and ministries we intentionally target.
In the world of youth work with its wide array of philosophies of spiritual formation for young people, Endeavor Ministries stands out from the crowd. Instead of focusing on youth ministry, we concentrate on training the next generation of youth IN ministry.
Endeavor Ministries is certainly not a new youth organization. Our unique approach to training youth in ministry began well over a century ago in the Williston Congregational Church in Portland, Maine, on February 2, 1881.
Endeavor started as a small effort by a pastor, Dr. Francis E. Clark, to involve more young people in his congregation. His philosophy was simple, “Never do anything for young people they can learn to do for themselves.” As a result of his belief in youth as important players in the cause of Christ, the Christian Endeavor movement was born and is considered by historians as the father of modern youth ministry (see archives).
Since 1881, Endeavor has collectively trained tens of millions of young people across the globe to put their faith in action for Christ and the Church, and the original mindset of youth IN ministry is setting the pace once again.
Endeavor has trained more ministers, missionaries, and marketplace leaders than any other youth organization in the last century. —Dr. Ralph D. Winter (dec’d)
The characteristics of young people that helped birth youth ministry long ago are now embodied by this generation. Across the world, they’re ready to take responsibility for their lives and ownership of their faith.
We work with churches, denominations, ministries, and nonprofit organizations who are struggling to be relevant with a youth generation who are demanding transparent and authentic relationships.
If you are passionate about youth engagement, inspired when they achieve great things, and desire to see young people serve God—contact us. We want to work with partners like you.