The Center for Youth Ministries (CYM) facilitates the annual Youth Emphasis Week at Liberty University every spring. This year’s theme is Discern: Digital Wellness (1 Chronicles 12:32), and the week is scheduled on March 16th – 20th, 2015. The CYM is inviting youth pastors and leaders to come and share their insight on the emerging trends and new realities that we now face. Both local and visiting youth pastors will meet together for a Center for Youth Ministry Advisory (CYM) Board Meeting and Luncheon.
We are also asking our CYM Advisory Board to provide practical insights on how those influences affect the youth pastor’s personal life, staff life, and youth ministry programming. Throughout Youth Emphasis Week, youth pastors and church leaders will come to campus to interact with students and serve as guest speakers. The CYM concludes the week with a roundtable training event where students have the opportunity to meet with the guests in regards to youth ministry, personal leadership, and ministry development. The CYM also awards the “Youth Emphasis Week Alumnus of the Year.
Over 25 youth pastors, leaders, and influential men in student ministry traveled to participate in Youth Emphasis Week 2014. The individuals contributed to the Center for Youth Ministries Advisory Board in a discussion entitled, “Critical Requirements for Effective Leadership in Youth Ministry.” During that time, youth pastors studied the curriculum for the Center for Youth Ministries and helped address areas to enhance academic courses. Guests also lectured in youth and church ministry classes throughout the week. The Center for Youth Ministries also hosted a roundtable discussion where students had the opportunity to meet with the guests in regards to youth ministry, personal leadership, and ministry development. The male and female students of the year, as well as the alumnus of the year were recognized at the round table discussion. Praise God! 1 Chronicles 12:32
If you would like more information, please contact us at CYM@liberty.edu.