At COYFC, we believe that God desires for all believers to grow in their understanding of and ability to serve others.  Leaders exist to not "do all of the ministry" while others champion them - but exist to champion and equip others to do the ministry (Ephesians 4:11ff).  Beginning in Fall 2016, COYFC will offer ministry training to all staff and volunteers across all ministries and roles, in an effort to increase the quality of ministry as we grow and learn together.


Fall 2016: Knowing and Using the Bible to Serve Others (8 weeks) -  

This class will help us to get a grounding in the uniqueness of the Bible as God's Word.  We weigh different approaches to interpreting Scripture, as well as tips for reading each type of book.  Homework will be assigned weekly, to encourage us to build a regular diet of reading and growing from the Bible (Deuteronomy 8:3).  The main emphasis will be on how to make the Bible approachable to teens in YFC ministries.

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Class Meeting Time: 9:30-12:00 p.m. Saturday mornings

Course Dates:  9/17, 9/24, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19

Location:  City Life Center, 40 W. Chicago Ave., Columbus, OH 43222

Cost: $5.00 (students); $10.00 (adults).  Tuition due the first day of class.



Serving in a Faith-Neutral Context

Engaged in Direct Ministry Leading in Ministry
  • Columbus Tutoring Initiative Tutor
  • Mentor (non-spiritual content)
  • Administrative Volunteer
  • Student Leader, VIT
  • MIT (Mentor-in-Training)
  • HS or MS Club Volunteer
  • COYFC Staff
  • Teaching MS or HS club meetings
  • Leading ministry teams
  • Raising up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead
  • Ministry Site Leaders
  • Encouraged to enroll - class will prepare you for future spiritual ministry
  • Required to complete the course within the first year
  • Required completion to teach/have personal ministry
  • Required to complete the course or test out