YASM Mentoring Institute

YASM Mentoring Institute (YMI) is the mentoring program of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in North America Young Adults and Singles Ministry (RCCGNA YASM).

It was born out of a passionate desire to facilitate the evolution of godly leadership among young adults. YMI seeks ways and means to release leadership gifts among young adults (18 to 35 year olds). It is cross-cultural, multi-generational and multi-modal.



YMI’s vision is “mentoring for global impact.” This means that even though the program is based in North America, we envision that mentees who participate in the program are the cross-cultural leaders of tomorrow who will have impact across the globe.


YMI’s mission is to create and facilitate opportunities for young adults (mentees) to form accountable relationships with established and godly individuals (mentors) for the purpose of:

  • Spiritual, Academic, Personal, and Career Development that transforms young adults into leaders who
  • Transcend geography, culture, career, and generations to have a positive influence in their spheres of influence.

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another

The Bible Proverbs 27:17

What We Do

We find the best mentors we can

Successful YMI mentors are mature, credentialed leaders with life experiences. These people have had a level of success in their endeavors, they have fought battles and have learnt how to win and lose. They have perspective.

We also seek people who are committed to lifelong learning; people who are open to learning new things and trying new things.

Our mentors are dedicated to being the best mentors they can be and they choose to participate in the training events we host that equip, enable, and empower them to be the great mentors they want to be.

We match them with eager mentees

YMI mentees are motivated, enterprising rising stars. They are young adults who realize all successful people across various industries and spheres have needed and relied on the help of others to achieve their dreams.

They know that humility and having a learning attitude are the cornerstones to successful leadership, and are willing to learn from others who have gone before them.

We provide training to mentees to help them maximize their relationship with their YMI-matched mentors. We provide guidance and resources on how to use the mentoring relationship to achieve their goals and get the most out of their times with their mentors.

We support our mentors and mentees.

Here at YMI, our amazing team of leaders are always available to provide support for both mentors and mentees.

They oversee the operations of the program and ensure that the right training, resources and tools are in place for effective mentoring relationships.

They also seek, evaluate, and provide confidential feedback on mentors and mentees to ensure that the mentoring relationships flourish