Building Collaborative Youth Ministry

Testimonial by James Ezoah, Youth For Christ, Ghana Coast

I was struggling with youth work till I had the privilege to attend CONVERGE. My struggles stemmed from the fact that I worked alone as the YFC coordinator in central region. I never partnered with any other youth organization and most importantly, there was no youth ministry network where I could fellowship and learn from other peers.

Having had the privilege of being part of Converge, I got exposed to other youth ministries within the Converge network which led to some strategic partnerships and collaboration. This brought tremendous encouragement to my ministry as YFC coordinator in central region and revitalized our ministry outreaches. I have since partnered with Onehope, Alpha Ghana, NexGen, Church of Pentecost, Awana among other Ministries.

Learning Experiences 

  • Learning that we cannot do the ministry alone and we needed to come together as youth worker has been a tremendous eye opener.
  • I hadn’t acquired my knowledge on youth ministry, however, Converge meetings have really open my horizon on youth ministry.
  • The fellowship at Converge meetings has enabled me to understudy other colleagues in youth ministry

Partnership benefits 

  • Bible Society of Ghana, Bible League, Youth Alpha helped us to supply 2,159 Bibles to Upper Primary, Junior High, Senior High and Church Youth.
  • OneHope assisted us with 1400 Explorers. We were able supply churches, schools and clubs.
  • International Christian Youth works(ICY) has organized several training here in Ghana for youth leaders through partnership.
  • By God’s grace the Nzemaland was opened to ICY to train more churches because of the transformational testimonies among the youth.
  • We trained 1200 young leaders through NEXGEN.


  • Cape F.M gave us the opportunity to be on air two times(one hour each) in a week to matters concerning the youth.
  • Coastal Television has given us same opportunity in Cape Coast.