Merry Christmas from YMI!
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We wish you HOPE, LOVE, JOY, and PEACE. Here are a few highlights from our year, with more to read in our year-end report. Merry Christmas from Youth Ministry Institute!
A New, Innovative Internship Program
Heartland Center in Parkville, Missouri, refined its "Cornerstone – New to Ministry Program" this Fall and invited Youth Ministry Institute Midwest to teach a one-year training and discernment track to four interns placed in local churches (three are pictured). This ministry is supported by a partnership with Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation. We're grateful to our partner churches for empowering these interns in their parish settings. We celebrate this new ministry with joy!
Youth Ministry Staff and Volunteer Training
YMI training and support benefits more than 400 youth in 20 churches in the Midwest through our two-year training, education, and coaching program and with on-site workshops. Read about our 10 students and learn about their ministry settings in our year-end report. A list of students, interns, and partner churches is also on our website.
Closing Thoughts – Why Your Partnership Matters

“Nobody else is doing anything like this,” said Dr. Israel Kamudzandu, our New Testament professor, at an instructional retreat.
“With YMI, these are leaders who will change the church!”

Youth Ministry Institute makes a difference because youth ministers in our program immediately apply what they’re learning. The results are dramatic. Youth ministers who complete our two-year program stay in their jobs more than twice as long as their peers and see their youth ministry attendance more than double.

We are thankful for those who give to Youth Ministry Institute Midwest so that youth can experience the grace and transformation God offers through the leadership of YMI-trained youth ministers.

As you consider your end-of-year giving, we encourage you to support this ministry and these students as they make a difference with youth in their local churches.

Thank you for your kindness and your support!

Peace and Joy! Merry Christmas –

Matt Vaughan, Director

"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel..." – Philippians 1:3–5

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