Category: Partner Ministries

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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Why Start a MOPS Group?

We often encourage YMCAs to consider starting faith-based small groups, such as Restore Small Group’s “Journey to Freedom”, Financial Peace University, Grief Share, Transformational Leadership or an Alpha group.

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San Antonio Leads the Way

When you think of San Antonio, Texas, you probably think of people walking around in cowboy hats, the famous River Walk, the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, fantastic Tex-Mex food and, our course, the Alamo. It’s a vibrant, growing city that relishes its historic culture and diverse population.

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Making an Impact in Kenya

We’re excited to share this fresh report from Scott Reall, Stephanie Gibson and the Restore Small Groups team. We’re grateful for their partnership with the USMN and their ongoing work to transform lives around the world. Here is Scott’s report.

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I Have a Place For You

MOPS is an incredible ministry that helps connect young moms to share the journey of raising the next generation. Considering the number of young moms who walk through our doors every day, the YMCA is a perfect place to host these groups.

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Cru17 Staff Conference

Home of Colorado State University, most weeks during the summer when the students are on break are fairly sleepy in Fort Collins. But when 5,000 Cru staff members come into town, many along with their families, the town comes alive.

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Building A Healthy Spirit

As many of you have heard, we recently launched a partnership with Alpha to host Alpha groups at YMCAs across America.
Our goal is to host an Alpha group in a YMCA in every state by December 31, 2019. We know this is a lofty goal, but we think we can accomplish this goal by praying, partnering and providing.

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Changing the Culture Beyond the Gym

“I am so glad the YMCA is offering a program like this.” That’s what Elin Aldrich said when asked about the Restore Small Groups program she is now privileged to lead in the Twin Cities. Restore Small Group’s Journey to Freedom is a Christ-centered small group that started in the YMCA of Middle Tennessee. It has been transforming lives in the Twin Cities since the YMCA decided to invest in this offering in 2015.

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Introducing Joe Pfeiffer

We’re happy to announce that we have officially hired Joe Pfeiffer as our Alpha Partnership Director for the US Mission Network. Joe officially starts with us on March 20 after spending the last 8 years on the pastoral staff of a church in Portland, Oregon. We’re very excited to bring Joe into this ministry in the YMCA. We think you’ll immediately sense His passion to make an impact in our country.

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Today’s Modern Plague

Overcoming cancer often requires a heroic amount of physical, emotional and spiritual strength. No one understands this better than the Reverend Percy McCray, Director of Faith Based Programs and the dedicated pastoral staff he works with at five regional medical centers of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA).

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