Tim Ahlgrim is National Director for Vision For Youth, a national network of youth workers that seeks to train and encourage youth workers and students for ministry. He has worked with students for the last 35 years – 23 as a youth pastor in Illinois and Indiana. Along with his work with Vision For Youth, he has taught youth ministry for 10 years at the Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana. Crossroads seeks to train Christian leaders to reach a multiethnic urban world. He is also a wrestling coach at Lafayette Jefferson High School and serves as the Huddle Coach for the Jeff Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He enjoys working as a volunteer in his church’s jr. and sr. high school ministries. Tim and his wife Bonnie have two children; Ben, who is an artist, living in Pennsylvania and Allison, who is a student, at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
In his ministry with Vision For Youth, Tim has participated in youth ministry training in several countries from Southeast Asia, South America and Europe. (Philippines, Bolivia, Germany, and Italy.) Throughout the year Tim speaks to several thousand youth workers and students while speaking at conferences, camps, and seminars. New Hope Student Ministries is the inner city ministry and missions arm of VFY. Tim has extensive experience working in the inner cities of the United States and participating in student missions training to the cities. VFY hosts several one day seminars called, “The Summit” around the USA in which Tim is the main speaker/teacher. He speaks in an average of 20-25 churches and events each year.
Tim has been published in several publications including the Vision For Youth magazine in which he is one of the publishers. He has co-authored the youth ministry book, “Pushing the Limits – Unleashing the Hidden Potential in Youth Ministry” and the soon to be published book “The Greenhouse Project – Cultivating Students of Influence”.
Tim has served Vision For Youth as a board of directors’ member. He is a past member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is also a past recipient of the Outstanding Faithfulness in Youth Ministry Award.
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