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What The Start of a Training Looks Like

If you haven’t been to one, allow our trainer to show you a glimpse. From the outside: …through the halls: …and in the lecture area:

The Team, the Teens and the Triumph

Plans were made and restructured several times to make sure everything and everyone was prepared for the training that would take place in Palawan, the island west of Manila. We conferred with each other and prayed earnestly for God’s guidance and blessing on everything we felt the Lord wanted on this particular training. The team [...]

Strengthening the Heart of the Leader

February 26, 2011 marked the end of a process that begun 7 months ago. This was a project that begun with the thought that we have long been giving youth leaders and church workers tools for their youth ministry. But a question came up— “Are the leaders strong enough to use the tools they get?” [...]

From Bible Study to Shirt Design

Last week, I tried to turn some Bible college students into shirt designers. Ethel and I went to Bethel Bible College in Valenzuela City, Philippines last Thursday where Rey is holding a class that incorporates the GYMN Level 1 Strategy Seminar. This was the day I guest-lectured on the principles of growth in the Christian [...]

Cool Thought

The GYMN Level 1 training in Baguio City was a blessing indeed. One post I wrote, describing the seminar we had, went this way, “I have been blessed with cool weather, cool people and cool inspiring moments.” I have been teaching the Level 1 material of GYMN for several years now and the participants would [...]

On Being a Trainer

DJ Barrios, aside from being a GYMN trainer and excellent photographer, is one of the guys I took my Level 2 training with. Just recently we got to work together when he joined the training in Malaybalay. I got the chance to interview him afterward and here’s his take on the event. How did you [...]

Malaybalay Training in Pictures

Last December 8-10, 20 participants attended our GYMN training in Malaybalay, Philippines. Here’s a glimpse into what occured: Ethel teaches on the GYMN pyramid, the structure we use for our youth leaders strategy seminar. We had a team of 4 trainers for this event. The place above was where we also held a Level 1 [...]

Glimpses of the Nepal Training

In the last days of August (18-25), a series of trainings was held in Tanahun, Nepal. Below are some pictures from the training: GYMN Trainer Eric in prayer during a worship session. Students listening to the trainer and writing down notes during a teaching session. GYMN trainer Jomesh explaining the principles of youth ministry from [...]

Wakka’s Point of View

A glimpse of our last training in Southeast Asia as posted by Wakka.

On Loving Jejemons and the Rest of the Filipino Youth

A GYMN Level 1 Youth Strategy Training was held last May 28-30, 2010 at the Child Evangelism Fellowship Center in Antipolo City. This was hosted by YouthRED of the Lord Jesus Our Redeemer (LJOR) Church. Twenty-three participants from different parts of greater Manila area attended the training. This was the first GYMN training after the [...]