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“We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing…”

Adrianus Valerius’ Christian hymn, We Gather Together, is often sung at Thanksgiving. While times are challenging, we do have much to be thankful for today. At YMI, we’re thankful for all of you working in ministry with youth, and we know you are trying to find ways to continue to gather your youth group when…

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COVID-19 Precautions and YMI Event Updates

As you may have heard, Yale University has decided to move classes online for the remainder of the semester and cancel or postpone events through April 5th. As a result, Angela Gorrell’s lecture on Social Media and Working with Youth that was scheduled for April 1st is postponed. We will let you know when the event is…

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April Newsletter

What’s Happening in April? We are excited to share information about our upcoming YMI Summer Symposium 2020 and YDS Summer Study 2020, which are open for registration; our Lunch and Lecture Series this April; news from OASIS; and new resources on the YMI website! YMI Summer Symposium 2020 Doing a New Thing: Innovative Ministry for the Youth of…

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February Newsletter

New Courses Are Available Online! We’ve designed a program of courses to support developing youth ministries. Two new courses are now live:  Offering Effective Pastoral Care, and Promulgating and Implementing Church Safety Guidelines. To see all of our courses, visit the Courses section of the website.  Each offering is designed to help you and your team…

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January Newsletter

New Courses Are Available Online! We’ve designed a program of courses to support developing youth ministries.  There are currently 10 courses available on topics like: Envisioning, Building and Sustaining Thriving Youth Ministries; Recruiting, Training and Supervising Youth Workers and Volunteers; Cultivating Student Leadership; Studying the Bible with Youth; Tending to the Mental Health of Adolescents; and more. …

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December Newsletter

Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Yale Youth Ministry Institute!  We’re excited to announce that we now have several courses available on our website as resources for your youth ministries. The courses are designed to help you “Prepare, Engage and Reflect” on a variety of topics, including: Creating a Vision for Youth Ministry; Recruiting, Training…

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November Newsletter 2

“Yes, everything is for your sake, so that grace, as it extends to more and more people, may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” [2 Corinthians 4:15] Happy Thanksgiving to all! In this season of gratitude, we are thankful for your commitment to the faith formation of our youth.  It is truly a blessing…

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November Newsletter 1

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever.” November is a time when we talk a lot about gratitude.  In this season of gratitude, we at YMI give thanks for all of those working to bring the love of God to our youth!  We are also grateful to all of…

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October Newsletter 2

It was great to see so many of you at Skip Masback’s lecture on Planning and Leading Retreats That Transform!  The video of Skip’s lecture, and additional resources provided at the lecture, will be available on our website shortly.  Did you know that YMI has over 800 videos of top experts in youth ministry talking…

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October Newsletter 1

October Newsletter 2019 It’s officially fall on the Quad at YDS and we are just a week away from the kick-off of our 2019-2020 Yale Youth Ministry Institute Lunch & Lecture Series!  Our first event is on Wednesday, October 9 where YMI Founder, Skip Masback will talk with us about Planning and Leading Retreats that…

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Summer Newsletter 2019

Dear Friends, Greetings from the Quad! September is nearly here and that means that students are returning to YDS and we are gearing up for the Yale Youth Ministry Institute 2019-2020 Lunch & Lecture Series! First, an update on what’s been happening at YMI and YDS. Rev. Skip Masback founded the Youth Ministry Institute in 2012…

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Spring Newsletter 2019

Blessings Friends, Happy Spring. It’s that time of the month, where the YMI Team is preparing to host you for our monthly gathering. We invite you to join us on Wednesday, April 3rd in the Old Refectory at Yale Divinity School. We have some adjustments this month. Unfortunately, our April Lunch & Lecture speaker is…

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