Christ in Youth (CIY)

Joplin, MO. (417) 781-2273


CIY is an organization that focuses on developing both students and student ministry leaders.


events; podcasts; internships; conversations about youth ministry; training

Recommended Audience

Youth Ministry leaders


Varies per service

Practical Applications

  • Tap into this resource for your youth who are interested in serving or to resource your current youth ministry workers.

About the Contributor

Shellie Riggs Jordan

Shellie Riggs Jordan is the director of the southeast office in Seymour. She is an American Baptist pastor who served 14 years at First Baptist Church in Seymour as the minister of youth. Prior to her time at FBC, Shellie was the director of youth and children’s ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Seymour. To her work with the Center, Shellie brings more than 24 years of experience working with youth and young adults, as well as a strong background in ecumenical ministry.  

Shellie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loves to travel and explore new cultures. She also loves spending time with her husband, Brent, and their kids, Gabe and Casey. Shellie lives in Seymour.

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