Special Statement on YLT 2021

Thank you for your interest in Youth Leader Training in 2021.  Since 2008 YLT has grown to become a true oasis for youth ministry leaders as they are equipped with rich biblical content, connected in real relationships, and encouraged with the gospel.  After a challenging year like 2020, we have looked forward to providing this much needed space in 2021.   While we have not cancelled YLT for 2021, we have recently learned that we will not be able to host YLT in Nashville in January.  We have now shifted our focus to determining when (and potentially where) we might be able to host a single YLT event for 2021.  Until then we have paused taking additional registrations for both YLT Nashville as well as YLT Northeast. Please pray for us as we seek the Lord's guidance and favor in our desire to serve youth ministry leaders through YLT.  We will continue to keep everyone updated via email and this page. 

We hoped that circumstances with COVID would be in a better place but alas they are not.  Our hearts remain with those who have been most deeply affected by the virus and its effects.  We trust - and find great rest in this truth - that God is at work in His world, in His Church, and in you.  We are praying for you with thanksgiving and much joy.   Please reach out if you have any questions - mhall@rym.org.  


What is YLT?

Youth Leader Training (YLT) is an investment into the heart and ministry of all who are reaching and equipping youth for Christ in the Church. Year after year men and women from across the country return to ministry from YLT refreshed by the gospel, their understanding of ministry deepened, and bolstered through bonds of friendship with other youth leaders around a shared philosophy of ministry.

YLT is ideal for all youth ministry leaders (ordained or not; full time or part time; volunteer or paid staff; male or female) who desire to think Biblically, theologically and strategically in community about ministry to youth and families. Whether you are new to youth ministry and feel like you are "shooting from the hip" or are a seasoned veteran looking for ongoing training, YLT is for you.  And if that's not enough - we all need encouragement and refreshment from the gospel! 

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