Calling into Youth Ministry

My name is Scott Grube, from the USA. I have a calling into Youth Ministry and am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Youth ministry and Bible courses, Click Here).

Early Years

I first started attending church when I was very young. It was just something to do. I followed my brothers and sister. I learned of this man named Jesus but was very unsure and confused about who he was and what it meant to follow him. Yet, I continued going to this church well after my brothers and sister stopped. I was trying to understand who Jesus was and is.

When a friend asked me to visit his church, I attended an actual youth group. Finally, I knew I needed to know more. The church was very active. I was able to go on a “Chrysalis” walk followed by going to “Ichthus” and “Acquire the Fire” events. These events strengthened my faith. Finally, I knew Jesus. I knew what it meant to follow Him. I accepted Jesus Christ into my heart fully in 2005 at Ichthus. It was a three-day Christian concert event, which shaped the following years.

The Calling into Youth Ministry

The weekend lay director asked me to serve as a team member for a “Chrysalis” weekend. It would be my first taste of ministry. The director asked me to give the last talk of the weekend titled: Next Steps. It was my job to wrap up the weekend and explain to the newly completed “butterflies” as we call them that it does not stop here. I was to equip them with tools to go out into their homes, churches, and schools to be Christian leaders. After the talk, my youth director approached me and asked if I would give the same message to the youth group the following Sunday. These events are where I felt the calling and fell in love with Youth Ministries.

The Passion

I went on to be an assistant Youth Pastor for the next few years. I helped lead the youth group, plan trips, and minister to the younger kids. This lit a fire that wouldn’t falter. My heart desires to help future generations. I can be a listening ear to the hurting youth, lead them, show them, and lovingly guide them through our darkened world. These kids are our future, and they need God’s love now more than ever. The youth of today are being attacked by many forces.

I knew I needed youth ministry training and am thankful I found the Christian Leaders Institute. The free online youth ministry training will prepare me for my calling.

Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute

Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2. 

After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.

Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses. 

The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.

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