We are currently in the development and funding stage of our Online Youth Ministry Trainings project. This project would position us to train at least 800 additional youth ministry leaders per year! Our curriculum has traditionally been done in a face-to-face format over 3 full days/22 hours of trainings. This online version will allow us to utilize various creative delivery methods, spread over time and not limited by cost and time of participants.
We have discovered many youth ministry leaders globally do not have the resources or time to attend face-to-face training. This development of online training will overcome the problems of:
- the cost of transportation for the trainers and the participants,
- housing and meal expenses, and
- loss of wages due to time away from their full-time employment
And the project will have the added benefits of:
- flexibility to learn and apply pieces of training when available (We have discovered retention and implementation of training increases in online training environments because leaders can take their time),
- spreading out training in bite-size chunks for better learning,
- immediate on-the-ground implementation, and
- enabling cross-cultural learning and missional community beyond borders by allowing participants from various countries to collaborate
This project would allow us together to impact approximately 40,000 more youth annually and see approximately 16,000 additional youth come to Christ annually through the newly-trained leaders. The recorded training would also assist us in further training and multiplying our expanding training team globally from 100 to 275 trainers, over the next 5 years, which will multiply our impact exponentially.
If you’re interested in reading more about our Youth Ministry Trainings, please visit this page.
We recently had interested friends of the ministry agree to offer us a matching grant of $12,500 toward this project to develop our Online Youth Ministry Training.
The project cost is $25,000, and because of this generous grant, we only have to raise half of that! EVERY DONATION made to this project will be matched, dollar for dollar. These funds will not be released until we reach our goal; we are excited and trust God to provide for what He calls us to.
If you want to help us reach our fundraising goal and jumpstart our development of Online Youth Ministry Trainings, please visit our Donate page and select your preferred way to give. Please remember to include a note specifying “for Online Youth Ministry” or “Matching Grant” so we know where to direct these funds!