Category: Leadership

An Investment in Christian Leadership

Earlier this month, YMCA leaders gathered with hundreds of thousands other leaders worldwide to participate in the Global Leadership Summit. The US Mission Network has been in partnership with the GLS for the past three years, during which time we have seen a significant increase in YMCA attendees at this annual event.

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Lifting Up Christ in Chiang Mai

On July 5–8, 2018, representatives gathered from 26 different nations for the YMCA World Mission Network Conference. This opportunity was more than a pre-event to the YMCA World Council. It was an intentional effort to bring together Christian leaders from the YMCA movement for a time of inspiration, instruction and challenge.

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Serve to Lead 2018

This is the third year that the Christian Principles Network of the YMCA of Greater Twin Cities has sponsored this one day event. This year’s conference, held on May 3, brought together Y members, volunteers, staff, and corporate and community partners.

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Response from Yakima YMCA

Late last month our National Director, Larry Whittlesey, was able to squeeze in a trip to Yakima, Washington before heading to the Y-USA Program Expo. Here is the positive response we got back from Bob Romero, CEO of the Yakima YMCA.

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Retired? I Don’t Think So

The US Mission Network was well represented at a gathering of leaders from the Christian movement within the YMCA. Six members of our Board and Ministry Cabinet were part of this unique gathering in London, along with representatives from India, Hong Kong, Germany, Chile, England, and Africa.

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Serve To Lead

The Minneapolis/St Paul metro area and surrounding region gathered April 20 for a day filled with live worship, challenging keynote addresses, small group workshops, and warm conversations with their Y counterparts.

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Multiple Models for Maximum Ministry

One of the questions we get all the time at the US Mission Network is, “what are we supposed to do to be a real Christian YMCA?” The fact is, we can’t tell you what to do, but we can tell you how to do it! As the old saying goes, “If you’ve been to one Y, you’ve been to one Y!”

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A New Vision in New Orleans

In the midst of this city there are two YMCA associations. The Dryades YMCA is the historic “black” Y, while the YMCA of Greater New Orleans is the traditional “white” Y. Over the years of their long history, the two associations have had a polite but separate existence. But a new vision is being lived out by the CEOs and their leadership teams.

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