Youth Leader Training

January 22-26, 2018

Featured Speakers: Rev. Joe Novenson & Dr. Ed Welch with music by Joe Deegan
Location: Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center (Nashville, TN)
Cost: $395/person

* Cost includes conference tuition, training materials, lodging & food - except for dinner out on T, W & TH



Registration is NOW OPEN for YLT 2018!

Teachers, Schedules & Classes

» 2018 YLT Speakers & Teachers

"Keeping the Heart - Proverbs 4:23" (Joe Novenson - Evening Speaker)

"John Flavel wrote in the 1600's 'The greatest difficulty in conversion is to win the heart to God; and the greatest difficulty after conversion is to keep the heart with God.' I am looking forward to gathering with you all at YLT as we look to God's word together to address the fight, the all out fight, to 'keep the heart with God.' We'll consider questions like: How does the inner person slip away? How do we recover from incremental collapse and soul paralyzingly emptiness? Thank you for inviting me to be with you again. I look forward to our time together in Nashville. May God bless you all."

"God's Word for our Broken World" (Ed Welch - Special Speaker)

"Anxiety, anger and shame--these are universal problems. They are regular features of daily life for ourselves and those we serve. We will consider first how the Word speaks to our own hearts on these matters and then how we can offer the Word to others. We want to see how Scripture speaks more deeply than we might expect. We will also take a less common problem--such as depression--and appreciate how Scripture reaches even into today's complex problems and gives insightful pastoral direction. Along with Joe Novenson, I am looking forward to learning together"

Sample schedules from 2017... 2018 schedules coming soon.

» 2017 Year 1 at YLT Weekly Schedule
» 2017 Year 2 at YLT Weekly Schedule
» 2017 Year 3+ at YLT Weekly Schedule


 Listen to all previous YLT seminars and talks here...

RYM Youth Leader Training Promo Video

What is Youth Leader Training (YLT)?

The purpose of Youth Leader Training (YLT) is to provide a venue for those who minister to youth in the context of the local church and community to gather together for a week of Biblical training in theology and philosophy of ministry; small group interaction; and mutual encouragement, edification and networking with fellow laborers in student ministry. 

YLT is for those who are new to student ministry and feel like they are "shooting from the hip"; seasoned veterans who need to be personally encouraged and refreshed in ministry and life; youth workers (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 students and families. 

God's blessing has been evident at YLT for over ten years as we have seen youth leaders find greater encouragement in the gospel, grow in their understanding of ministry, and develop the bonds of friendship with other youth leaders around a shared philosophy of ministry.