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Vision For Youth, Inc.

  1. 1. Almost 90% of all people accept Christ before the age of 18! Every country on every continent needs youth workers! The world is experiencing an unprecedented burgeoning youth culture! Over 1/3 of world’s population is under the age of 21!
  2. 2. ““We are absolutelyWe are absolutely convinced thatconvinced that youth ministry isyouth ministry is thethe way to impactway to impact the world forthe world for Christ.”Christ.”
  3. 3. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Youth Missions Trips Training Publishing & Communication for Global Impact Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips Strategic Partnerships for Global Youth Ministry Impact Outreach to College & University Campuses
  4. 4. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Training of Local Church Youth Workers
  5. 5. Youth Ministry Training National Youth Ministries Conference 1-Day Youth Ministries Summits
  6. 6. International Youth Ministry Training  Need & Opportunity:Need & Opportunity: Growing world-wide youth population; expanding global youth culture  Basic Concept:Basic Concept: Take veteran youth workers around the world to train nationals & missionaries in Biblically-based and culturally- relevant youth ministry
  7. 7. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips
  8. 8. Annual Inner-City Youth Missions Trips
  9. 9. International Inner-City Youth Missions Trips
  10. 10. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Youth Missions Trips Training Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips
  11. 11. Need for Youth Missions Trip Training Initiative 30% of all American teenagers have gone on a short-term missions or service trip In 2005, between 200,000 – 400,000 American teenagers went on missions trips
  12. 12. Possible Strategic Partnerships to Train Students for Missions Trips VFY is working to develop networking relationships with select Christian colleges to offer “dual-enrollment” academic credit for students participating in VFY training and trips…
  13. 13. VFY Youth Missions Trips:VFY Youth Missions Trips: New York City/Chicago/Philadelphia – every summer Germany in 2006; Italy in 2008 Open doors – Brazil, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, South Africa… College-age trip in 2011 – Spring Break / May
  14. 14. Director of Student Missions NEW Organizing VFY’s youth and youth ministry missions trips Speaking in youth and youth ministry meetings and events Representing VFY in various avenues & functions Don & Julie Jackson
  15. 15. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Youth Missions Trips Training Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips Outreach to College & University Campuses
  16. 16. College & University Ministry and Outreach NEW Focus on #1 need area in today’s youth ministry – kids leaving the church after high school Training students to reach and disciple other students Become a model for other university ministries Todd & Janine Walker
  17. 17. The largest generation in USThe largest generation in US history is headed to college.history is headed to college. The peak birth year for Millennials was 1990; The high school classes of 2008 and 2009 are the largest graduating classes ever. Record US college enrollment in 2010! The peak birth year for Millennials was 1990; The high school classes of 2008 and 2009 are the largest graduating classes ever. Record US college enrollment in 2010!
  18. 18. “Vision For Youth Campus Ministry” approved as an on- campus organization at Eastern Michigan University, Spring 2010 Thank you for your support of Todd & Janine’s ministry & please pray for their full financial support!
  19. 19. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Youth Missions Trips Training Publishing & Communication for Global Impact Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips Outreach to College & University Campuses
  20. 20. Publishing accomplishing our mission of training youth workers…
  21. 21. VISION FOR YOUTHVISION FOR YOUTH Our Vision for Global Youth Ministry ImpactOur Vision for Global Youth Ministry Impact Training of Local Church Youth Workers Youth Missions Trips Training Publishing & Communication for Global Impact Inner-City & International Student Missions Trips Strategic Partnerships for Global Youth Ministry Impact Outreach to College & University Campuses
  22. 22. Possible partnership with VFY, educational institutions, and mission agencies for global youth & youth ministry research  Pro-active approach for strategic world-wide church leadership  Global youth ministry, millennial trends, church growth movements, ministry priorities…
  23. 23. “Our world is ready for the next wave of mission, and young people throughout the world are strategically placed to respond to God’s call to reach this world with the love and salvation of Jesus Christ.”
  24. 24. 1. When people come to Christ
  25. 25. Almost 90% of people accept Christ before the age of 18! Youth for Christ – DC/LA
  26. 26. 2. The size of this generation
  27. 27. Over 1/3 of the world’s population is under the age of 21 Over 1 billion teenagers worldwide The world’s population will grow by a billion people in 12 years!
  28. 28. Top Ten Countries with TeenagersTop Ten Countries with Teenagers India 101.3 million China 97.7 Indonesia 22.3 United States 19.7 Brazil 17.8 Russia 11.7 Mexico 10.7 Vietnam 8.5 Philippine s 8.4 Japan 7.7 US Bureau of the Census
  29. 29. “College Enrollment Rate at Record High” NY Times – 4.28.2010
  30. 30. 3. The influence of international media
  31. 31. MTV reaches almost 500-million homes in over 150 countries
  32. 32. 4. The Internet (Instant, Immediate Communication)
  33. 33. 87% of teenagers use the Internet everyday compared to 73% of adults
  34. 34. Growing Internet UsageGrowing Internet Usage Internet users have increased from 3 million to over a billion in just over 10 years. 0 100,000,000 200,000,000 300,000,000 400,000,000 500,000,000 600,000,000 700,000,000 800,000,000 900,000,000 1,000,000,000 Internet 1994 2005
  35. 35. Instant, Immediate Communication
  36. 36. 5. Global need for youth workers
  37. 37. “Youth ministry is a significant factor for church health & church growth!”
  38. 38. Growing need for trained youth workers around the globe! Churches in every country on every continent will need youth workers! Churches in every country on every continent will need youth workers!
  39. 39. “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18
  40. 40. Mel Walker Vision For Youth, Inc. PO Box 501 Chinchilla, PA 18410 570.586.1843 www.visionforyouth.com www.melwalker.org

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