DEVELOPING INNOVATIVE SPIRIT-FILLED YOUTH WORKERS …
The Youth Ministry Institute exists to prepare men and women to understand and relate to youth culture, love teens, lead them to Jesus, and equip them for ministry. Students in the Youth Ministry major are trained to lead church based youth groups, campus clubs, city wide events, small groups, camps and retreats, local outreach projects and overseas missions trips.
A crucial element of that training is a carefully integrated program of weekly ministry in the church, campus or community and a 400-600 hour internship. Our goal is to produce competent, confident, capable and compassionate youth pastors and youth workers for the church and other agencies in Canada and around the world.
FREE YOUTH MINISTRY BOOK
Dr. Ron Powell and Tyson Howell's have written a Youth Ministry book that they are sending out free to subscribers before it goes on sale. It includes short, to the point articles arranged in chapters. Each of these targets a youth ministry problem or situation that you may encounter this year.
Meet The Team
DR. RON POWELL
Ron has been directing the YMI at Vanguard since 2003. His passion for reaching and discipling youth is evident in his teaching, speaking and writing. He was a youth pastor for 12 years and transitioned into teaching youth ministry at Masters College and Seminary in 1994. Recently, with Tyson Howells, Ron began the popular blog, Youth Ministry Unleashed (www.youthministryunleashed.com) He loves teaching in the classroom and mentoring students one on one. When he is not working with young adults at the college, he is speaking to youth and their parents at conferences, retreats, rallies and seminars. Ron lives in St. Albert with his wife and two daughters.
Education: Diploma in Youth Ministry, Vanguard College; 1 Year Certificate in Dental Assisting, NAIT; Graduate Certificate in Youth and Young Adults Ministry
Denise has served in youth and young adult ministry for over 10 years in a local church context in Edmonton, Alberta. She is passionate about equipping and empowering the next generation of young leaders to know, love and serve Jesus to their greatest potential. It brings her great joy to see youth and young adults using their gifts and talents to further God’s purposes.