We train college-age students to be “cut-above” servant leaders as they advance spiritually and practically!
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REACHING 2.3 BILLION YOUTH WORLDWIDE
WHY WAIT? SERVE THE LORD NOW!
AT THE GLOBAL INSTITUTE YOU CAN GROW PERSONALLY AND BUILD LIFE SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES AS YOU SERVE, WHILE PURSUING ONLINE COLLEGE COURSES.
Serve a generation of youth while building your career resume! We will help you maximize your future career, home and church service. We believe everything begins with our own relationship with Jesus. So, the Institute is discipleship-based through small group times, classroom discussions/assignments, plus hands-on ministry activities designed to help us form the Character of Christ, the ultimate Servant Leader. Together, we strive to follow Jesus together in a tight-knit faith community to grow through disciple seminars and service the following three areas:
DISCIPLESHIP & LEADERSHIP SEMINARS
Two seminars form the basis of your Leadership training. First, “Christian Life & Practice” encourages personal spiritual disciplines for godly character. Second, the “Servant Leadership” Seminar explores the qualities desired in godly leaders.
SERVICE AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Personal Discipleship is the first step toward true leadership. Discipleship is foremost about character development. Are you willing to enter into accountability with a group of like-minded interns and leaders?
You will build your resume through service in Global’s ministry departments: Program, Retreat Center, and Missions. These offer a wide variety of skill development opportunities.
YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING SEMINARS
The “Biblical Youth Ministry” Seminar will give you incredible insight into Biblical principles for effective youth ministry. You will be able to identify the Biblical mandates and learn how to apply them in practical ways in today’s church and culture.
SERVICE AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
The YM seminar is the foundation for active ministry with youth in multiple settings. Depending on the semester, we will engage with local churches in both weekly programming and special events like these:
Disciple Now weekends
Christian School Chapel Services
Summer Global Youth Camps
YOUTH & MISSION TRAINING SEMINARS
Seminars on “Global Perspectives”, “Youth & Missions”, and “Youth Issues” will enable you to be better prepared to serve in Kingdom work no matter what career field you may choose.
SERVICE AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Reaching the youth of the nations is our heartbeat. Depending on the semester, you will have opportunities to put your learning into practice by:
Ministering in Local Mission projects
Serving our own Campus Guests & Groups
Stateside Mission Opportunities
International Projects (10 days to 3 months)
All mission projects are selected with both the field needs and the interests and mission goals of our interns & staff in mind.
We provide training for…
College Bound Students
Mentors Abroad Program
Youth Ministers as Mentor Trainers
Youth Ministry College Majors & Minors
International Youth Ministry Leaders
Campus Preview Day
Visiting our campus will provide you with first-hand experience of our Institute. Visitors are advised to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as we are on mountainous terrain.
Check back for the date of our next official preview day. We’d love to see you there. Scroll using the white arrow to the right to see the program and RSVP.
Schedule Of Activities for our Official Preview Day
Lodge to entire Campus
Upper Conference Center
Lunch with Institute Dean & Staff
Lodge Dining Room
Financial Presentation & Q/A
Individual Interviews/Product Store
In order for us to prepare for your visit and to insure that space is available, we request that you reserve your spot PRIOR to your visit. Click here to RSVP.
Please call our office at (877) 251-1800.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Meet the Faculty and some of the Guest Lecturers
Roger served as Youth Pastor in churches for 25 years before founding Global Youth Ministry in 1994 to disciple youth. He taught at Union University for 8 years, forming its first youth ministry major. In 2005, he founded the Global Institute for Youth Leadership to further develop young leaders and to send missionaries abroad. Roger is a founding member of Metro Youth Ministers’ Association and is a member of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. He gradated from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a M.R.E. degree. Roger is a published author of multiple ministry books as well as curriculum series and other publications. Roger and his wife Kathi have two grown sons.
Gary Smith is the Worship Pastor at First Baptist Church of Chatsworth, GA. Prior to being called to Chatsworth, he has served churches in Jacksonville, FL and Lawtey, FL. He holds a Master of Arts in Worship Studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. He was elected and served as the Vice-President of the Florida Baptist Convention Church Music Conference. He has sung with various Christian musical groups with a wide range of styles. He is married with children and grandchildren.
Dr. Danny Cochran
Pastor Danny grew up in Dalton, GA where he came to know Christ at nineteen. He has served three churches during his thirty-nine years of pastoral ministry with Holly Creek Baptist Church in Chatsworth, GA being his pastorate. Danny has been involved in mission trips to Romania, Russia, Honduras and Costa Rica. He has also led study groups to Israel. In addition to working in his church, Pastor Danny teaches for the Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as Piedmont International University where he is completing the Ph.D. degree. He is a graduate of Luther Rice Seminary and Liberty Theological Seminary where he completed the Doctor of Ministry Degree. When not busy preaching or teaching, he loves to roam the North Georgia Mountains with his coon hounds or going to the gym. He is married to Tina Cochran. They have two married sons and three granddaughters. Ezra 7:10 is his life verse.
Chris is the Next Generations Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church in Dalton, GA. Chris is passionate for students to be transformed by the love of Christ and to live out their lives fully surrendered to Him. A graduate of Brewton-Parker College (BA Christian Studies) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Mdiv), Chris loves to encourage and help equip college students in the calling God has for them. Chris is a die hard Georgia Bulldogs fan, wannabe guitar and piano player, a Little Debbie addict, and occassional hiker. Chris has been married to his beautiful wife, Lindsey, since 2007. They have kids: Addie and Josiah.
Areas of Growth
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If you are a college student, recent graduate or international student, we encourage you to apply. All academic youth ministry majors are welcome.