The Five Elements of Youth Ministry 

Ministry is the sum of five elements.  Evangelism, Recreation/Fellowship, Discipleship, Worship and Ministry/Mission, in equal parts, comprise the necessary parts of a successful ministry.  In this course you will learn the basic practice of each element.  There aren’t any tricks or short cuts.  You will find that you are already equipped to apply each element in your ministry.  Only effort and intention stand between you and a successful youth ministry. 

Your Guide

Youth Ministry Institute Executive Director Steve Schneeberger

Steve is a 27 year veteran of youth ministry serving downtown churches in Kansas and Florida. He is currently the Executive Director of YMI, an adjunct professor at Florida Southern College and on staff at a large church in Orlando, Florida.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate your use of each of the five elements in your ministry
  • Identify current intentional actions surrounding each element
  • Apply best practices engaging each element in your ministry
  • Embrace at least two new practices in regards to each element

"YMI helped me think beyond the week to week figuring-it-out of youth ministry, to developing a long-range plan for developing disciples and leaders within youth ministry."

-Denvil Farley

"After being part of the YMI family, I realized I wasn't alone in my freshman struggles of ministry leadership. Even after 8 years of Youth Ministry at my church, I still remember and apply the lessons I learned with YMI years ago."

-Corey Markle

"Nothing could have prepared me more for youth ministry than YMI.  I am so thankful I had all the resources and information available to me as I started out as a new Youth Director.  I never would have survived otherwise.  Thank you YMI!" 

– Kelly Rains 

The Five Elements of Youth Ministry is comprised up of 6 Modules - 00 The Five Elements of Youth Ministry, 01 Evangelism, 02 Recreation and Fellowship, 03 Discipleship, 04 Worship, 05 Mission and Ministry
The Five Elements of Youth Ministry is comprised up of 6 Modules - 00 The Five Elements of Youth Ministry, 01 Evangelism, 02 Recreation and Fellowship, 03 Discipleship, 04 Worship, 05 Mission and Ministry