Partnering to Support Young People's Ministries

Here are a few details of what the network looks like so far:

  • Rev. Megan Shitama Weston is serving as the Minister-in-Residence for the YPMN. She is the point person for young people's ministry in the Conference, as well as the liason to the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) and the Conference Council on Young Adult Ministry (CCYAM). 
  • The Pen-Del Conference has hired Rev. David Burke to serve as the Youth Rally Producer. He is responsible for coordinating the Youth Rally and Youth Rally promotion.
  • Carl Samans is serving as the CCYM coordinator. He coordinates all things CCYM as well as CCYM sponsored events like One Day (Mission Day) and the youth track at The Well. 
  • The YPMN, led by Megan and assisted by Julia Shultz, is working to connect with adult youth leaders and develop a network to provide increased support and training. 

Training & Support Opportunities

Batman Youth Ministry Training
Date: July 15, 2017
Location: Pecometh Riverview Retreat Center

You don't need to have superpowers to have a great ministry with youth. You just need to have the right tools and the right team! This one-day training will offer practical advice and resources for pastors, paid staff and volunteers doing ministry with youth.  

National Youth Worker Convention
Dates: November 16 - 19, 2017
Location: Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN 

The National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) has been training, equipping, and encouraging youth workers for more than 45 years as part of Youth Specialties. 

The Pen-Del Conference has purchased 25 advance tickets at a rate of $239 per person. 

Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Hotel rooms can be requested on the registration form. 

All attendees will be responsible for booking their own travel, but assistance booking flights and vehicles at NYWC rates is available at the NYWC Accommodations page

The deadline to Register is October 7, 2017.