Youth Ministry Institute

Youth Ministry Institute


If anyone is looking for/Interested in Youth Ministry Positions in either Lakewood Ranch, FL, or Orlando, FL at PCA churches, please DM me!
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We’ve been guiding the Church and its leaders toward success in youth & children's ministry since 2005. And we love what we do! Over the past 15 years, we have helped countless churches across the country find success in youth and children's ministry.

Our team, board of directors, donors, and alumni love what we do and are excited to be a part of the Youth Ministry Institute. More than anything, we love what you do and are thrilled to partner with you in your important ministry. We serve alongside congregations and leaders in four primary ways: job placements, training, consulting, and resourcing. Job Placement - If you are looking for the highest quality candidate for an open ministry position - we are the go-to organization. Our thorough process gives you the most accurate and complete picture of potential candidates for your ministry position. Training - Hundreds of youth and children's ministry leaders have improved their skills through our training. YMI training consists of cohorts, individual coaching, online courses, events, and a two-year comprehensive program. We can help you and your team reach greater success in ministry. Consulting - When you are facing a difficult situation, dealing with staff conflicts, looking for a strategic plan or just need new ideas, we have the pathway for you. Our team is ready to support your work and help you move forward in a positive and strategic manner. Resourcing - From our engaging Making Sense of Ministry podcast, community-building Making Sense of Ministry Facebook group, practical downloadable resources, and our insightful blog articles - we provide resources that are immediately beneficial to ministry leaders, volunteers, and churches. No matter what you are looking for, our team loves to support and help you! Reach out to us today and begin seeing new success in your youth or children's ministry!

Mission: Empowering You to Become a Highly Skilled and Effective Leader.

Operating as usual

Have you ever lost a job in ministry? How do you find your next ministry position?

And how do you continue to minister in the middle of personal crises?

In this episode, Emily Felgenhauer from Hyde Park United Methodist Churchshares very personal and real challenges she has faced and how she overcame them.

πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡Listen to her story hereπŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡

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Making Sense of Ministry Podcast

We're releasing our next podcast episode tomorrow! Catch up on previous episodes here πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ˜ƒ

#youthmin #kidmin #childrensministry #familyministry #PODCAST The Making Sense of Ministry Podcast is full of insightful interviews, practical tips, and encouragement! Our guest are ministry professionals and experts.

Are you missing a hat? No, really! πŸ‘’πŸŽ©

Have you ever considered the many roles you play as a Youth Minister? And what if you're missing one of those roles?

Not fulfilling one of the important roles you have could result in negative consequences to the youth ministry, teens, your team, or even you.


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Happy Birthday to our Founder and Executive Director, Steve Schneeberger!

Parents are giving you feedback - even if you do not recognize it. 😳

Have you asked your parents for feedback? Are you checking in with a variety of voices?

Listen to more of the Top 5 Things You Need To Do in Your Ministry in 2021.


You can also find the Making Sense of Ministry podcast on all major platforms.

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Season 2 of the Making Sense of Ministry podcast is here! πŸ˜„

Listen here πŸŽ§πŸ‘‰

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We began our first round of 2021 cohorts.

These cohorts remind us that the Church has a bright future because of its inspiring leaders!

Will you be a part of our next round of cohorts?

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2021 could be the year of staff changes. Will your church be ready?

Here are 3 reasons we think you should expect staff changes this year and what you can do about it.


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I remember the days of sitting in my office preparing for the next event or lesson and I'd get that feeling. You know the feeling.

The feeling that makes you wonder, "am I making any impact for Jesus?" 😟

Those times were the days that I felt the most defeated. I felt all alone. I wonder if you've ever felt that way?

The best way out of that feeling was to be in community with others. Community with people that understood the ministry I served - even if their context was different. πŸ€—

If you're feeling that way. If you're looking for community. If you want to be reminded of why you started and that you're not alone - then we'd love to help you.

We have cohorts. We have coaches. We have resources. We have countless ways that we can remind you that you are in fact, not alone. And your ministry is meaningful.

Check out the comments for ways that we may be able to support you.

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Do you want to join a mission focused and collaborative team?
How about living in sunny Florida? β˜€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸ–οΈ

Does rebuilding and bringing vision to a youth ministry with a history of success interest you? How about serving at a large Florida UMC?

Follow the link learn more about this GREAT OPPORTUNITY!

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What are you waiting for? We've got a cohort starting Thursday that you need.

Who knows what 2021 will bring. Despite the challenges we may face, these cohorts will help give you what you need to rebuild this year.

Maybe you are someone that is feeling discouraged. Tired. Or you're even wondering if you can stay in ministry much longer. These cohorts will have what you need.

Are you stuck and need ideas? This cohort will have those as well.

Need a little training? Well, each cohort is community focused and topic-driven. We'll dive into specific topics each time we meet.

So what are you waiting for? Signup today before they fill up or time runs out!

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Have you signed up for a life-giving cohort yet? There are only a few days left!


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Kerry was one of our Fall Cohort members. We ❀️ that she was a part of the group.

Will you join the next cohort❓We only have a few days left before we start - don't miss your chance!


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This year, perhaps more than any other, churches need to be prepared for staffing changes.


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Let's start 2021 off the RIGHT way! We've got cohorts starting soon that you will not want to miss.


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We have many job openings! Check out our job board for the latest.

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Ideas are only one thing you get from being in a Youth Ministry OR Children's Ministry cohort. πŸ˜€
Our next round of cohorts start in January! And what better way to spend your remaining 2020 budget than investing in your own health as a leader??

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May you be filled with hope, joy, peace and love that comes through the birth of the baby Jesus.

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- Isaiah 9:6

Traditions. We all have them.

Traditions are the rhythms of life that become meaningful moments, no matter how large or small they may be.

What traditions do you have? Where or when did the tradition come from?

As we end 2020, don't forget to use whatever budget money you have left! πŸ’ΈπŸ’Έ

What better way to use those funds than to make yourself a stronger leader? πŸ‹οΈ


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Are you small group & mission minded?
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a church that is creating a culture of innovation?
Would you like to work with and supervise a youth ministry support staff?
First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama is seeking their next full-time Director of Youth Ministries and we wonder, could you be the right person?
Follow the link below to learn more!

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Ideas are only one thing you get from being in a Youth Ministry OR Children's Ministry cohort. πŸ˜€
Our next round of cohorts start in January! And what better way to spend your remaining 2020 budget than investing in your own health as a leader??

#youthministry #childrensministry #studentministry #kidsministry #familyministry #cohorts

What do you dream for in the ministry you serve?

What would it look like for you to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the ministry you serve is truly reaching its full potential?

How do you define success?

Who do you have partnering with you to make that happen?

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From the beginning of YMI, we have believed in the importance of community.
Not the kind of community that creates a sense in you to perform, but the type of community that youth & children's ministers need.
We believe and support the idea of a genuine and authentic community for youth & children's ministers. You have enough places that you have to "appear" to have it all together.
You need a place where you can be "off the clock."
Over and over again, our alumni says that the thing they loved the most about us is the community they experience. And the love and encouragement they encounter as part of one of our groups.
So, where are you finding this kind of community? Maybe we can help!

Looking for community? Ideas? Inspiration? Training?
We're launching a new 12 week cohort in January, just for you! 😊
This cohort will be topic-driven and community-focused. You'll meet new friends, hear from pros, and walk away after each gathering feeling inspired!
Checkout our incredible cohort offer here!

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The spiritual health of a youth, children's or family ministry is often impacted by the health of its leader.
That is why you, as a leader, need to prioritize investing in yourself!
And the dumpster fire 2020 has been is even more reason for you to begin pouring back into your soul.
So as the year comes to an end, here are 3 terrific ways you can begin investing in yourself!


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Have you tried to do both hybrid AND in-person ministry at the same time?
It can be exhausting! πŸ˜“
Can you find a balance for the two and stay healthy as leaders?
This is just one of your questions that you submitted to us that tackle in episode 12 of the Making Sense of Ministry podcast.
Give the episode a list here or on any of your favorite podcast platforms.

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Are you small group & mission minded?
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a church that is creating a culture of innovation?
Would you like to work with and supervise a youth ministry support staff?
First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama is seeking their next full-time Director of Youth Ministries and we wonder, could you be the right person?
Follow the link below to learn more!

#umc #youthministry

Success in youth or children's ministry - have you ever thought about what that looks like? How would you describe success?

Since 2005 we've been helping people just like you and congregations just like yours experience greater success in youth and children's ministry. β›ͺ

If you're interested in learning more about the success you can see, then we'd love to talk with you! 😍


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Thank you for the hours, tears, sweat, love, empathy, and time you give to students, children, and families. 😍

We see YOU. We believe in YOU. And we know YOU are impacting generations! πŸ™‚

We are one of YOU. We have been where YOU are. We are here to support YOU. πŸ€—

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Ministry leadership is about more than just students, good ideas, and passion.

You may have begun in youth ministry, believing that you only had to lead students. This is a common misunderstanding.

Have you ever tried to be a leader for the parents of your ministry?

Have you ever seen a fellow staff member making poor choices?

Have you ever struggled to get your youth council, parents, pastor, volunteers, or church council on board with an idea?

Maybe you've preached a dynamic sermon and felt like a great leader only to have that feeling squashed by a complaint.

Or maybe the finance committee is making it difficult for you to get an increase in your budget.

It’s exhausting. And that’s why you may have already seen leaders come and go.

Some burn out, while others have moral failings.

You don’t want that to be you.

You can be a HEALTHY, DYNAMIC, and LONG-LASTING leader! Begin growing today as a leader by enrolling in Leadership 101!

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You began in youth ministry because you felt called by Jesus, and you love teenagers. πŸ˜€

You're working hard to develop your weekly program with fun games and meaningful relationships.

You hope that is enough, but life has a way of challenging this way of thinking.

Have you ever faced a difficult question? Or not know how to talk about God with a student during a challenging life moment? 😳

You don't have to feel unprepared!

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Our Story

Youth Ministry Institute is an organization whose goal is, empowering you to become a highly skilled and effective leader. We are made up of a vast network of youth and children’s ministry professionals, professors, counselors, coaches, and thought leaders. We love the church and its leaders and it is our desire to help both them succeed.

We would love the chance to come alongside you and be a partner. We can partner with you through monthly coaching, consulting, instructional training or job placement. Much of what we do is customized to fit your needs.

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Fall 2020 Cohorts
Making Sense of Ministry Podcast - Episode 9
Episode 8: Jesse Ernst on Starting a Business, Seeing God in All Situations, Time Management, and Why You Need a Local Support Network
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Making Sense of Ministry - Episode 2: Mike Toluba




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