Global Institute for Youth Leadership 

Global Institute for Youth Leadership

Global Youth Ministry offers a 1 to 2 year internship program for college-age students desiring to learn how to lead themselves and lead others.  We offer 4 areas of study: Leadership, Youth Ministry, Missions, and Creative Arts.  We are passionate about equipping the next generation to be "cut-above" servant leaders as they advance academically and practically!

Fort Mountain Retreat & Conference Center 

Fort Mountain Retreat & Conference Center

Fort Mountain Retreat Center is the ideal place for your Christian gathering, conference, or weekend get-a-way for your group. Secluded on the summit of Fort Mountain, we are nestled in the heart of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.  Our 150 acres consist of upper and lower campuses connected by roads, trails, and steps.  


FaithWorks! and MWBC | Scott Brawner

“The world we live in has reached a critical juncture in evangelism. Never before have so many opportunities been afforded and technologies provided to communicate the Gospel around the world with speed and clarity. The time has come for this new generation to step up and step out to make Jesus’ name famous in the nations.  It is our job as mentors to train these young believers to not only lead, but to lead with integrity.  Global is at the forefront of raising up a generation of standard bearers willing to proclaim the Gospel with boldness.  It is an honor to serve with Roger Glidewell and others who are committed to challenging and releasing young Christians to reach their peers around the globe with the Gospel!”


Growing Leaders | Dr. Tim Elmore

“This is a ministry that I am glad to partner with. Leaders are not raised up in mass, but through life on life mentoring relationships. In this post-modern world in which we live, youth workers long for an authentic relationship with someone who can speak into their life and help to navigate their ministry. I believe these kind of developmental relationships are our only hope of multiplying the workers we need to reach the world. Global Youth mentors will do just that.”

Reach Out Solutions | Barry St. Clair

“How unique and biblical to create an opportunity for youth pastors to mentor college students and then send them globally to mentor youth leaders in places where little or no youth ministry exists. That’s Roger’s vision and mine as well, so I’m delighted to join him in Global Youth Mentors.”


SWBTS | Dr. Richard Ross

“I am pleased to help train Global Youth Mentors. While missionaries from the U.S. are precious and valuable to the kingdom, they cannot win all the young of the world to Christ. There just are not enough U.S. laborers to reach 2.1 billion lost youth. We must mobilize young adults in countries worldwide to evangelize and disciple the young in their own people groups. We must send trained and committed youth leaders in the U.S. and other nations who will travel to provide the only formal training experience many fresh youth leaders worldwide will receive. And we must do it now, before tender young hearts become cold to the gospel. This generation in this generation by this generation.”


Student Leadership University | Dr. Jay Strack

“To impact the world we must mentor the next generation of leaders. Roger Glidewell and his Global Youth Mentoring team are focused on achieving this goal, and I'm excited to partner with them as they send mentors across the world to build up the next wave of international Christian leadership.” 

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