The mission of NYM is to equip the Church to Win, Build and Send students for the cause of Jesus Christ. This is a biblical model for youth ministry derived from the ministry and teaching of Jesus. Win, Build and Send has been the focus and model of NYM for approximately two decades, during which the Assemblies of God youth group constituents have grown significantly.
Win, Build & Send (WBS) is the three-part cause of the Lord Jesus Christ...it is disciple-making through the power of the Holy Spirit. WBS is a way of describing Jesus' own ministry model with the first disciples. When Jesus called the first disciples, he said, "Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Mt. 4:19, NIV)
"[Come] follow me" - WIN, the call to be a follower of Jesus Christ
"I will make you" - BUILD, the call to become more like Jesus
"fishers of men" - SEND, the call to continue Jesus' mission
Jesus' words in the classic Great Commission passage (Mt. 28:19-20) reflect the same win, build and send call. Jesus' final words in Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:8 declare the empowerment for the call in the promise of the Holy Spirit.
The youth ministry mission of this fellowship is achieved as each stakeholder (student, parent, leader, pastor, friend, local church, para-church, district office, and national office) endeavors its best for students on behalf of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are striving for our churches to eclipse one million 12-22 year old student adherents by the year 2015, the beginning of the 2nd Century of the Assemblies of God.
The American Church is winning, building and sending more youth than ever. We believe God is calling for more young disciplined followers of Jesus Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit, anchored in the Word of God, forged in the character of Christ and championing the kingdom of God as lifelong, productive members of the Body and the cause of Christ.
Our strategy is a combination of empowerment and equipping through ministries, resources and events.
We train leaders to establish students in the five functions of the Acts 2 model revealed in Acts 2:42-47.
We empower the Church to train students to be learner-followers of Jesus Christ. Jesus taught that disciples love God first and love others as themselves (Mt. 22:37, 39). We teach five values of Jesus that characterize such love:
We empower the Church to connect students with:
The Church's mandate to win, build, and send "in youth ministry" is not just a call for leaders on behalf of students. It is equally a call for "youth in ministry" (2 Cor. 5:18-21). Youth ministry is just as much about what students do, as it is what others do for students. Therefore, the ministries, resources and events of NYM equip leaders of students as well as the students themselves.