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 is working to connect with adult youth leaders and develop a network to provide increased support and training. 

Training & Support Opportunities

DYM's Day of Volunteer Youth Ministry Training
Dates: September 21, 2019, 9:00 - 11:30am
Location: Wyoming United Methodist Church

We signed up to be a host location for a "simulcast" of great training from Download Youth Ministry.

We don't have a lot of information yet (like ticket prices) but here's what DYM has to say about the event:

8 veteran leaders, 7 engaging and practical topics, 2.5 hours of training, 100+ locations… 1 ridiculously low price.

• Doug Fields
• Josh Griffin
• Karl Romeus
• Heather Flies
• Katie Edwards
• Mark Oestreicher
• Kara Powell
• Chap Clark

National Youth Worker Convention
Dates: November 21 - 24, 2019
Location: Tampa, FL

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

All attendees will be responsible for booking their own travel and accommodations, but assistance booking flights and vehicles at NYWC rates are typically available at the NYWC page.  

More information to come.