Description of 3M:

The 3M vision is to help this generation build partnerships in the three main spheres of life: Marketplace, Ministry, and Marriage. Specifically, these are partnerships that are based on the critical principles, taught in the Scriptures, that we do not believe are emphasized enough in churches today. Most practically, we believe that a decision to follow Christ should make a material difference in your conduct on the job, your focus on doing ministry as an ambassador for Christ 24/7, and your choice of a lifelong mate.

In the words of people who have participated in the 3M ministry:

"The 3M Conference in short transformed my view of ministry. The teaching is unlike anything I have ever heard in my church or at other conferences--it is deeply rooted in the Scriptures to provide a Biblical basis for investing your life in eternal purposes. It is not simply a three day conference but is training for a lifestyle of ministry focused on the lay person. If you are only interested in ministry within the four walls of the church, this conference is not for you. If you are interested in a chill weekend of easy, ear tickling teaching, this conference is not for you. If you believe that ministry is the responsibility of your pastoral staff, then this conference is not for you. If you are, however, interested in being challenged by the Scriptures and actually apply what you learn, inspired by laymen who are passionate practitioners of evangelism and discipleship as a lifestyle and not a program, then you are more than welcome. You will not be disappointed." - Kevin C.

"If I could express what I think 3M is about in my words, I would start with saying what I think it is not: 3M is not a one-time conference event, it is not an institution, it's not an organization, it is not a program, it is not a social club for members only, and it's not a time of slick Christian entertainment. In fact, it's really quite simple: get some like-minded people together who want to expand their vision and resources for how to live life preparing for eternity, and want to do so as lay ministers who take the word seriously. In my own experience, it is a very rare opportunity to find people who are committed to a lay ministry lifestyle (and actually find joy in it!). What I mean is a lifestyle of building people up instead of using people to build up programs. Few of us have really seen it in action. It's caught not taught, and the best way to catch it is to take every chance you have to get into the fabric of the lives of the men and women who have been doing it for a long time. So 3M itself is not really an end in itself, but a means to learn from a unique group of believers and to make some lifelong friends and ministry partners based on a shared conviction. If this rings a chord in your heart, then I hope you can make it!" - John Y.

"The 3M Conference is a must for believers who seek to:

  • grow in their knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures
  • interact with experienced lay ministers who teach by example
  • be challenged in their application of/obedience to the Word

  • I'm very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the 3M network. Lee and Miltinnie Yih and the mentors that they invite to these conferences have been a tremendous blessing, encouragement and example to me. At the 3M Conference, you will be challenged to approach life with an eternal perspective and invest in the things that bring honor and glory to Christ. As a woman, I'm especially thankful for Miltinnie's teaching, example and emphasis on obedience to the Word. I highly recommend 3M to saints who choose to walk in the truth (3 John 1:4) and deny themselves to follow Christ (Matt 16:24)." -Giselle D.

    "3M is a unique gathering of like-hearted Chinese believers who passionately desire to impact people with the gospel. I've been fortunate to attend all three gatherings and reap so much benefit. God has moved and spoken to me at each of them through a variety of speakers, new friends, fresh perspectives from the Scriptures, and challenges to live a life worthy of my Lord. I am deeply appreciative of the ministry of Lee & Miltinnie Yih along with their friends, who have more than inspired a new generation of radical Christ-loving worshippers. The mentors I've met provide godly cousel and wisdom that will navigate me through the unpredictability of life, marriage, and ministry. The friends I've made are lifetime co-laborers, my spiritual trench buddies until the very end. I'm am thankful to know some of the most awesome men and women this side of heaven." - Mike T.

    "3M has not only been a blessing in my life but a paradigm shift. I have been to 2 conferences and both have challenged the way I study Scripture and how to apply it to my life. I've been privileged to have met some life-long ministry partners along the way. The conferences were just the beginning in cultivating my relationships with fellow attendees and mentors. My life and walk today has been strengthened to another level by the teachings that I gained through 3M. May God continue to grow and bless this ministry!" - Diane N.

    "What makes a person a saint is his/her acceptance of Christ. In their faith, saints find peace and righteousness with God, the so called "double imputation" through Christ. This is a "positional claim" as we are clearly not righteous in our daily lives, not matter how hard we try to subject our bodies, we are "already but not yet". 3M is a place where saints come together to either encourage or discover what this all means. How can one bring together the seemingly dichotomous or controversial ideas of the bible and look at them face on. If you ascribe to the basic framework of Know --> Be --> Do as the basic premise of life transformation, then 3M is the place where you can ask the tough questions of life; it is a place where you will consistently find biblical teachings; it is where you will bring together the three most important aspects of your life, namely marriage, ministry, and marketplace. Society has influenced us so very deeply that we need to be on a path to de-learn many of our imprecise thinking. The saint no longer can afford to be a passive follower who is tossed to and fro by the values and standards of this world. The remnants need to cultivate a being that incorporates all aspects of life, while holding true to our frailty and humility. 3M will not only change your thinking, but it will also change your very foundation on how you see life." - Joseph N.

    3M Tracks
    Marketplace: Practical insights on how to use your vocation as your gospel platform
    Ministry: Biblical training to help you integrate faith and career as a "lay minister"
    Marriage: Principles for finding a mate and developing a life-long partnership

    2007 Conference Photos
    (Los Angeles, CA)

    2004 Conference Photos
    (Boston, MA)

    © 2012 Layman's Foundation, Inc.