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Columbia's Youth Ministry Leadership Initiative Opening Retreat October 10-12


Decatur, GA—Columbia Theological Seminary will offer the first course in Youth Ministry Leadership Initiative (YMLI) certification program October 10-12. The weekend retreat will be held on the seminary campus. The YMLI certification program, a joint effort of the seminary and the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta, is designed for pastors and lay leaders who are committed to developing strong church youth programs. The retreat theme is "Discerning Your Call to Youth Ministry." Leaders are Rodger Nishioka, associate professor of Christian education at Columbia Theological Seminary, and Neema Cyrus-Franklin, director of youth ministries for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta. The program cost is $150. The cost includes two meals. You may register online by going to http: and clicking on "Register Here" under Youth Ministry Leadership Initiative: Beginning Retreat. Or call 404-687-4587. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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