What Others Are Saying
“The seminar was very relevant to my ministry. The topics were comprehensive and of practical value to contemorary youth setting, with special emphasis on building strong relationships between the youth leader and the youth, as well as the family and parents of the youth.”
Cebu City, Philippines
“Practical and helpful things are taught in every session. The idea of having a notebook guide which included making goals and purposes and the practical application was good. This seminar has given me lots of ideas and insights on how to lead, meet attract and just anything about leading the youth ministry.”
Cebu City, Philippines
“This seminar really stretched me by helping me set new goals for next year and preparing organized and attractive lessons. It helped me build a vision for my youth group and challenged me to design programs that have both biblical teaching and fun events that should help youth love God and each other more. Best of all, I was reminded to be a Godly leader, and I rededicated myself to disciplines that I had become slothful on.”
“Considering the more than 10 year of experience with youth and camps, this training has no precedents. I had participated in some good trainings, I had even organized and taught some, but this one was better and superior. To say this I have several reasons; the students had many interest and willingness to learn,the teaching was clear, dynamic, precise, practical, biblical and according to the needs of Cuba. My final evaluation and definite is that the training was excellent and filled with God’s blessing.”
Samuel Evora Villar
“As a senior pastor, I regretted that I only sent two of my youth leaders to the training (thinking it would again be one of those boring and tedious seminars). After witnessing the materials, the topics and the speakers, I attended the seminar myself on the second day. I am 100% sold out that it will help our church! I strongly recommend for a follow-up training/level not later than 2005. I myself will help promote to churches.”
Pastor Celso N. Mansing
“This seminar has brought me back to my senses, i.e., I’ve been reminded that I need to bring youth to Jesus and not to church.”
“World Gospel Mission Kenya exists for many purposes but our primary goal is to expand and develop the Africa Gospel Church here in East Africa. To accomplish this, we have as one of our main focuses to do leadership training. We partner with our national church to provide and to assist in the training of its leaders at all levels for future ministry. Chris Davis was a student at Dallas Theological Seminary when I met him in 1995. He distinguished himself as a leader among students and was given teaching assistant responsibilities during his final year of studies. He was burdened with the fact that one half of the world’s population is under the age of 25 with one third under the age of 18. Missionaries from many different denominations have taken the Gospel of Jesus Christ all across the globe. However, few of those mission organizations have specifically targeted this huge “global people group” called youth.
The youth of today’s church have often been neglected in church development especially in missions. If we are to have a dynamic church we must not overlook our young people.
For the past six years WGM has asked the staff of Global Youth Ministry Network to come and to help us train our national youth leaders. Africa Gospel Church has more than 1400 churches here in Kenya. These churches can be found throughout the country in the rural areas, in the urban centers like Nairobi, or in the developing areas like Maasai. The needs of the youth in each of these areas are very different. GYMN has been able to adapt the seminars to meet the needs of the young people from each of these difference cultures.
The level of training that Global Youth Ministries Network has provided has been excellent and it is making a difference in our church. To date more than four hundred leaders have been trained. Some of these have been through the two levels of training that GYMN provides and are now assisting in the training seminars.
I am happy & excited to recommend this training and GYMN to any church or mission organization.”
Terry M. Duncan
WGM Kenya Director
“Upon graduation from DTS Chris shared his vision with me for starting a ministry that would train youth leaders around the world to do the work of youth ministry. I was excited to hear his ministry plan, but I am more excited than ever to see the fruitfulness of his labor for Jesus Christ around the world.
Chris founded Global Youth Ministry Network in 1996 to help meet the huge challenge of evangelizing the lost youth of our world through properly trained youth leaders. God has truly blessed GYMN over the last seven years. His hand can be clearly seen in the thousands of lives that have been changed through its ministry.
Chris has remained faithful to the vision God gave him. He is continually looking for open doors of opportunity all over the globe where youth leaders who desire quality training are seeking his assistance. I believe that God is going to continue to bless the ministry of GYMN because of the faithfulness of one man who had a vision of what God could do through his obedience.
Please consider the training opportunities made available through Global Youth Ministry Network. Your leaders and your youth will never be the same.”
Jay L. Sedwick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Christian Education
Dallas Theological Seminary
“Global trends in aging are evident and troublesome, but beckons Christian action. While the rich and older in the West number in the millions, the younger and poorer grow in the non-West, in the billions. Trained pastors form a miniscule percentage of pastoral leaders in weaker economies, and those who envision and implement an impactful youth ministry are fewer still. The burden that God has placed in Chris Davis’ heart toward developing youth-oriented pastors and churches is strategic, focused, and realizable. Our own ministry seeks to employ the personnel and materials of Global Youth Ministry Network as a significant part of strengthening pastoral leaders worldwide. I commend him to your keenest consideration in thoughtful partnership.”
Ramesh Richard, Th.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary
President, Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Helps (RREACH) International Plano, Texas