So what does "youth ministry, full circle" really mean, anyway?
It's actually pretty simple . . .
It's YM360's way of meeting the needs of youth workers. We believe all youth workers, regardless of church size, denomination, or level of experience have at least four specific needs in common. And we spend our time working to encourage and equip youth workers in these four unique areas.
Check out the video below to learn more about “youth ministry, full circle.”
Bible Study Resources
At YM360 our desire is to see teenagers transformed through a deeper understanding of God and His Word. YM360 is committed to providing youth workers with an ever-expanding offering of Bible-centered resources that are innovative, creative, and relevant. From Sunday's to Retreats and all in between, YM360 has you covered.
You know too well the challenges of being a youth worker. The support of a strong community is invaluable. At YM360 we are bringing together a community of individuals who each share the call to minister to teenagers. Our desire is to see you connect to other great youth workers through our social networks, special promotions, and events. How? The YM360 Blog, Facebook, Twitter
YM360 is committed to continually providing training for youth workers in two primary ways: resources to help youth workers and their leaders and through the voices of experienced youth ministers and youth ministry leaders by way of the YM360 Blog. These men and women are in the trenches everyday. Learn from them as they share with you the insights of their experience.
There are a lot of excellent organizations doing an exceptional job of ministering to teenagers, and youth workers. At YM360 we love highlighting these ministries in order to help you know "what's out there". If there is a product, resource, event, or movement worth talking about, you can count on YM360 to share it with you. In fact, be sure to check out our Networking Partners to connect with these incredible organizations.
What we believe
The Bible is God’s Word. It is His primary means of communicating His story of redemption and love to the world. God inspired men to write the Bible. As such, it is perfectly sufficient in guiding and instructing God’s children in every circumstance. God’s Word teaches us about His character, the history of His interaction in the affairs of humankind, and His eternal plan to redeem His children from their sin through the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus.
At YM360 we believe a solid understanding of the Bible is foundational for teenagers. Therefore, we are passionate about equipping youth workers to teach Scripture to their students.
God is the one, Supreme Being who rules over all creation. God exists in three persons, The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each unique, yet without division. God is Creator, the author of all life. He is perfect in all His attributes. His glory is renowned. And God is immutable; He never changes. His people can take confidence in knowing God is, has always been, and will always be. His nature and character are eternal.
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, shares the Father’s eternal nature. Yet, He took on physical form, being incarnated as a man, and dwelled on this earth, both fully God and fully human. God fulfilled His plan of grace, salvation, and redemption through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection.
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of God at work in this world. The Spirit works within a person’s life to call them to salvation and subsequently indwells all who believe. The Spirit illuminates the truth of Scripture, empowers people to do the work of the Lord, convicts believers of sin and righteousness, and serves as a seal of the inheritance God has promised to all who believe.
At YM360 our desire is for teenagers to know all of God, personally and powerfully, and for this knowledge to have a dramatic impact on their lives.
The sin of humankind effectively puts a barrier between God and people. And Scripture is clear: the penalty for sin is death. But the Lord, in all His sovereignty, had a plan set in motion before time to provide a means by which the sin of humankind might be atoned for, thus providing salvation for people.
God’s ultimate expression of His desire to redeem humankind from their sin came in the form of His Son, Jesus. Through Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross, we are made clean. In His mercy, God accepts Jesus’ payment on our behalf. And because of His great love for us, God has made salvation available to us by grace through faith. Salvation cannot be obtained by any other means. By professing faith in Christ, we are literally made new; our old self is put to death.
Ultimately, Christ will once again return to this earth, ushering in the reign of God over all humankind. Scripture tells us that Jesus will one day gather up His children to dwell with God forever in heaven, perfected and finally freed from the trappings of the World. When Christ does return, there will be a time of judgment where all those who rejected Christ will be condemned to eternal separation from Him, and all those who professed Christ as Lord will live in eternal communion with Him.
At YM360 our desire is to see teenagers come to faith in Christ and to grow in that faith.
We believe the Church, the global body of all who believe in Jesus Christ, is the primary expression of God’s work in this world. God has chosen the Church to be His hands and feet, spreading the news of the Gospel, ministering to those in need, and serving as a standard of holiness and righteousness in a fallen world.
At YM360, we exist to support the local church, particularly the men and women serving as youth workers or youth pastors within churches all across the country.
We believe all of Scripture clearly reflects God’s attitude towards the sick, the poor, the outcast…in essence, the “least of these.” In both the Old and New Testament, Scripture calls the children of God to be especially mindful of the poor and the destitute. Scripture attests that our salvation is evidenced by spiritual fruit. And some of the most meaningful fruit is to sacrificially give of one’s time, money, and talents in order to share the love of God with those who may be the most unloved. By doing so, God’s Kingdom is radically and dramatically furthered on this earth.
At YM360 we desire to see teenager’s live out their faith in ways that seek to minister to the poor, the lost, the sick, the outcast, and the downcast.
Everything we do at YM360 is measured against these seven values . . .
we elevate christ
through Christ-centered and Gospel-driven resources and events as we help youth workers lead students to be passionate about the Way, the Word, and the world.
we serve relationally
as we're deeply committed to the youth workers we serve.
we invest intentionally
as we believe in the next generation of Christ-followers and the people who lead them.
we empower discipleship
because we want to see teenagers know God and make Him known, everything we create -- a Bible study, GENERATE Camps, and so on -- is designed to lead students, and leaders like you, closer to Christ.
we crush hassles
as we wake up each day ready to pitch-in and make life a little easier for youth workers.
we assemble awesome
with our greatest asset being our people, our team. A team that cares deeply about God's mission and serving youth workers.
we partner purposefully
as we believe we're stronger together than we are alone, so we partner strategically with youth workers, ministries, churches, and so on to help students come to know Christ and make Him known.