Ecuador - Quito (Youth World)
Youth World has 6 key areas of focus:
La Red Juvenil: Empowering leaders to develop an effective and relational youth ministry. We do conferences, training events and professional training certification, coaching and mentoring and provide resources to leaders.
International Student Ministry (ISM): Multicultural youth ministry that engages in relationship with international students so they embrace Jesus, seek to serve others and build community wherever they go. This is a blend of disciple-making, programming and leadership training.
Short-Term: Short-Term Ministries exists to facilitate biblically-based transformational experiences in collaboration with existing ministries in Ecuador. We do this through exposure and ministry teams, work teams, internships and a Semester Abroad program for university students from the USA.
La Roca: La Roca Skate Ministry shares Jesus, disciples and invests in Latin America youth, equipping them to become leaders within their home, family, church and society.
El Refugio: A 320-acre training and retreat setting (30 minutes from Quito) which facilitates a deeper relationship with Jesus through nature and outdoor adventure.
Casa Gabriel: A residential home for former street boys living in Quito. Our focus is to see youth at risk become followers of Jesus and successful leaders in their home, church, community and world. We provide training for street kids — spiritually, academically and socially — enabling them to achieve their God-given potential as leaders and followers of Jesus.
Living and Learning: A holistic study abroad program that focuses on discipleship, education, and cultural integration. This is accomplished through classroom instruction, internships, and experiential learning in the community of Quito and the country of Ecuador.
Casa Adalia is a ministry of ITeams Netherlands and we have a close partnership with them. They work with young women in need. For more information on this ministry you can contact Debbie Douce.
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INTEGRATED COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION
When we enter a community, we seek to relate to and understand the community through the eyes of Jesus. This includes pre-training and ongoing on-field research.
EVALUATE and ENGAGE
We repeat a collaborative cycle that aims to work alongside others in the community to identify and assess both needs and resources. Alongside the community, we encourage initiatives guided by a strategy and help implement them.
As transformation takes hold in a community our role changes. We avoid creating unhealthy dependencies and focus on what Jesus is doing within the community. This typically leads to expansion as transformation impacts surrounding communities.