The Chattanooga Youth Network has been connecting with, caring for, and coaching youth ministers and leaders in the greater Chattanooga area since 1994. Our passion is for every youth leader to be connected and equipped in the essentials of effective youth ministry so that the next generation can see and savor the greatness of God.
We've recently seen research conducted by One Hope, which shows the average tenure for a youth minister in a church is 3.2 years unless they are a part of a network of other youth leaders. When a youth leader is involved in a network of other youth leaders, their length of ministry in a specific church jumps to 9.1 years. We believe that research like this can't be ignored.
The Chattanooga Youth Network exists to empower youth leaders as catalysts in helping the Church flourish in bringing the Greatness of God in Christ to the next generation.
That every young person touched by the Church in our region would have a team of adult believers who are intentionally investing in their lives.
FOUNDATIONAL TRUTHS that FUEL OUR PASSION AND GUIDE OUR DECISION-MAKING:
• The centrality of the greatness of God
• The centrality of serving with and through the church
• A generation-to-generation mandate
• Intentional prayer
• Intentional relationships