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JULY 9-11 . $70

Northside AG . Crowley, LA

$40 Deposit and online app/recommendation form need to be turned in by July 2nd. $10 late fee after.

Charlie Allo

District Youth Director

Jack Osteen

Lead Pastor,  Leesville First AG

Elizabeth Garcia Smith

Co-Pastor  House of Prayer Church

Lee Weatherly


  • Introduction to Exegesis and Hermeneutics (Alexx Hebert, Youth Pastor Celebration Worship Center-Sulphur)

  • Healthy Quiet Times with God (Alexis Johnson, Director of YMI)

  • Understanding the Trinity and the Holy Spirit (Cole Lusby -Chi Alpha, Director-U of Louisiana)

  • Hearing from God (Eric Treuil, Assistant Superintendent of Louisiana District)

  • How to Study the Bible (Bubba Warren, Youth Pastor, Northside-Crowley)

  • How to Go Deeper in Prayer (Daniel Blood, Trinity Worship Center, Forest Hill)

  • The Why of Missions (Stephanie Domengeaux, Missionary in Kenya)

  • Understanding End Times (Bob Zannini, Senior Pastor, Life Church-Lafayette)

  • Serving Now (Travis Minnich, Associate Pastor, Youngsville First)

  • Discerning the Call to Ministry (Joe Cormier, Senior Pastor, Youngsville First)

  • Spiritual Gift Inventory (Dylan King and John David Warren, SUM)

  • Understanding Christology (Jon Bush, SUM Leesville)

  • Leading Others in the Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Jack Osteen, Senior Pastor, Leesville First AG)

  • Ways to Worship (Jon Shows, Worship Pastor, New Hope-Eunice)

  • Biblical Worldview on Contemporary Issues (Weston Weaver, Youth Pastor, New Hope-Eunice)

  • Living it Out Once YMI is Over (Bud Plake, Associate Pastor, Crossroads-Lafayette)

  • Giving: Tithing/Missions/Offerings (Paul Burke, Discipleship Pastor, Crossroads-Lafayette)

  • Introduction to Apologetics (Tony Jones, Director, Chi Alpha McNeese State)

Speakers and Schedule Coming Soon



What is it?

young: having only existed for a short time
minister: to attend to the needs of someone
institute: an organization with a common factor


YMI is a week of intensive discipleship where an organization with a common factor (Jesus) made up of young adults get together to learn how to best attend to the spiritual needs of the people put in their path.

At YMI, we believe that we are not called to one thing or one career, we are called to obey and love Jesus. YMI reinforces that belief by offering a variety of speakers from different backgrounds living out their faith in different walks of life.

When and where is it?

YMI dates for 2020 are July 20-24. YMI will be hosted by Northside Assembly of God in
Crowley, Louisiana.

Who is it for?

YMI is currently open for students between the ages of 15-19. YMI applicants come prepared for serious spiritual growth, knowing they will be pushed spiritually, mentally, and physically. (“Physically” because students are asked to seriously consider fasting one meal during their time at YMI.)

How much does it cost and when is it due?

YMI costs $70 to attend, and the (separate) registration fee is $40. Early bird applications are due July 10, 2020. All other applications are due July 17, 2020. A $10 Late fee apply after July 17th 2020 .

What does a typical day at YMI look like?

The exact schedule changes by year, but for the most part, here’s what you can expect:

8:00 Breakfast
8:45 Individual Quiet Time
9:00 Classes
11:00 Lunch
12:00 Classes
4:00 Celebration Groups
5:00 Cleanup
6:00 Supper
7:00 Night Service

TBA Small Groups, Showers, Lights Out

Students might sit through as many as five classes in one day, depending on scheduling. Class topics in the past have included such things as prayer, introduction to exegesis, hearing from God, missions, and journaling. Giving a speaker your undivided attention for an extended period of time can be draining, so breaks are also scheduled into the day. Students are placed in a small group and meet with these same students and leader throughout the day. This provides greater opportunity to process, hear feedback from different perspectives, connect, and grow.

Why should I apply?

You should apply to YMI if any of the following statements are true for you:

+ I would like to grow in my relationship with Jesus.
+ I would like to learn more about what it looks like to live like Jesus.
+ I would like to connect with other people my age who are pursuing Jesus.
+ I would like to learn about different types of ministries: full-time, bi-vocational, day-to-day, worship, teaching, serving, missions, etc.


I have more questions...
You can send your questions to! We’d be happy to explain anything
that we did not cover here or clarify what may not be as clear as you’d like.

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