The mission of the Center for Youth and Family Ministry is to provide comprehensive information regarding the spiritual needs of youth and families. We strive to empower and equip youth and family ministers throughout the nation so they can effectively minister to families within the church context.
The Center for Youth and Family Ministry Studies was established in 1989 by Dr. David Lewis and it became an integral part of the College of Biblical Studies ministry division. Robert Oglesby was selected to lead the Center in 1999. During his tenure, ACU became a recognized leader and one of the largest academic training programs for youth ministers nationally.
- Provide youth ministers with equipping seminars and renewal retreats for increased effectiveness.
- Provide access to various resources of current youth ministry books, seminars and speakers.
- Serve as a consultant to ministers and ministries that could benefit from outside intervention.
- Be a bridge builder between the generations of believers within the church.