At Asbury University we believe that high school students can be great, Christ-like leaders in the church today… and in the future. Therefore, we have developed Youth Becoming Leaders to equip and train high school students for serving and leading in the Church. Youth Becoming Leaders trains leaders through immersion in Christian community, engagement in a community leadership project, and facilitating a mentor relationship in their home community.
The purpose of the Youth Becoming Leaders: High School Christian Leadership and Global Transformation Institute is to equip High School students for theologically guided living and decision making through immersion in Christian Scripture, theological texts, tradition and community to lead and serve in a complex global society.
In a world that desperately needs the church and strong Christian leadership there is a coming vacancy.
Each student that is a part of Youth Becoming Leaders develops a ministry project that they take back to their home community to start. This is developed in partnership with their church, mentor, and community, but is a project specifically for the student to lead. This helps students learn to assess the needs of their community, partner with others, work with their gifts and dreams, and develop their own leadership skills through the project.
Some ministry projects from past years:
What kind of impact could a student have in your church or community?
The mission of Asbury University, as a Christian Liberal Arts University in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, is to equip men and women, through a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality, for a lifetime of learning, leadership and service to the professions, society, the family and the Church, thereby preparing them to engage their cultures and advance the cause of Christ around the world.
We believe in young people. We believe that young people can be leaders both NOW and in the future. Asbury’s history is that of preparing and sending young people into the world to be leaders. From E. Stanley Jones, the famous missionary to India, to the Asbury revival of 1970, to the current wave of Asbury students serving Christ all over the world; Asbury has played a prominent role in the preparation of people for ministry to the significant issues of the world.
How do you measure the impact of great Christian leadership? Join us in investing in the leadership development of young people today for an exponential impact on the Church and the world.
There are many ways your community can partner:
To donate to Youth Becoming Leaders by check, please send to:
Youth Becoming Leaders Partnerships
One Macklem Drive
Wilmore, KY 40390
Please add “YBL Partner” in the memo line of the check.
To donate to Youth Becoming Leaders by giving online, please use the form below.