Free Resource from BGEA and NNYM…

In Rural Youth Ministry, the magic word is often FREE. We like free things that don’t kill our budgets logo(those of us who have them…). Here is a resource for you if you are in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, or Michigan that will not break the bank.

I shared in a previous post about the My Hope project from Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They are offering a free youth leader training for those in the above states by partnering with NNYM (National Network of Youth Ministries). I have been asked by BGEA to be the trainer.

You may be saying, “I don’t know about MyHope” or “My church isn’t taking part in this program”. This training is designed to be a “baseline” youth ministry training that teaches some core principles of youth ministry, focusing on 5 points of hope in youth ministry today. Whether volunteer or full-time staff, there are some “universals” in youth ministry that this training is designed to address. During the training, we will share about MyHope and NNYM, and where they fit in all of this.NNYM-Avatar

I want to do this in my area. How do I get involved?

1) Is there a training already taking place in your area? Check Here or Here

2) If not, here is the info on hosting one in your area…

3) Contact me if you would like to host a free training in your area, or if you have questions.

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Brent Lacy

Youth Pastor. Web Designer. Homeschool Dad. Former Child Abuse Investigator. IT Technician. Writer. Lock-in Survivor. Rural Ministry Advocate. These all describe the experiences and stories that are part of Brent Lacy’s time in ministry. Brent grew up on 160 acres of corn, soybeans and cattle in Southern Illinois. He is currently a Rural Ministry Specialist with National Network of Youth Ministry (NNYM), based in Rockville, Indiana where he lives with his beautiful wife and three awesome kids in the Covered Bridge Capital of the World! His book "Rural Youth Ministry: Thrive Where You're Planted" is available at and on the Kindle Store.

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