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PERKINS SCHOOL OF YOUTH MINISTRY
JANUARY 7-10, 2019

 
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Intentionally Practical. Intentionally Theological.

At Perkins School of Theology, the gifts and labor of theological study are available not only to those enrolled in regular courses but also to others throughout the church and wider community. Perkins School of Youth Ministry, under the direction of Perkins' Office of External Programs, coordinates training programs exclusively designed to resource those in the church whose ministries focus on youth and young adults. Every January since 1988, we have offered our Perkins School of Youth Ministry Conference in Dallas, Texas, with specialized tracks for Foundations Training, Workshops, and Youth Ministry Certification.

Conference details

For Foundations & Workshops
January 7-10, 2019
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas TX
Early Registration (by Sept. 26): $299
Registration (by Nov. 21): $349
Late Registration (by Dec. 14): $399

Special Session
January 7, 2019
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas TX
Registration: $30
Registration with Lunch: $40

+ SMU Student Discount 30% off with code "SMU Student"
+ Group Registration 20% each after one
+ UMC Conference Coordinators free with code "Conference Coordinator"

Foundations

Foundations offers youth workers and volunteers an extensive course on primary material for ministry including: Management, Volunteers, Safety, Relationships, Programming, Missions, Leadership, Adolescent Development, Budgeting, Teaching, Communication, Trips, Resources, and more.


Workshops

Our ministry workshops are designed to provide key conversations around practical skills and implementation opportunities in four different comprehensive ministry tracks:
Ministry Practice (Orthopraxy)
Shaping Hearts (Orthopathy)
Shaping Minds (Orthodoxy)
Congregational Youth Ministry
 (Orthointegrum)


MONDAY SPECIAL SESSION

This year's special session, "As Your Poet's Have Spoken: Faith, Hip Hop, and Proclamation," with Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, may be attended as a stand-alone course or added to Workshops track.


Certification

Youth Ministry Certification courses are designed to provide graduate academic training to help persons qualify for Certification in the Youth Ministry through the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the UMC.

Applications will be available online on August 1, 2018 and must be completed before October 30, 2018 for consideration in our 2019 program. Registration for accepted applicants will open August 22, 2018. We will offer three courses for Youth Ministry in January 2019:


+UMC Studies (Jan. 3-5)
+Adolescent World (Jan. 6-10 morning course)
+Theology for Youth (Jan. 6-10 afternoon course)


Contact

Bart Patton
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Education
Perkins School of Theology - SMU
(214) 768-1333


PSYM Design Team

Joy Allen
Rev. Wes Cain
Claire Condrey
John Cravens
Julie Lafosse
Charlie Ludden
Rev. Walt Marcum
Michelle Moore
Jack Radcliffe
Chris Wilterdink

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SCHEDULE | FOUNDATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Monday, January 7, 2019


8:30 a.m.  Foundations Check-in
9 a.m. to Noon  Foundations begins
9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  Special Session with Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters
11:30 a.m.  Workshops Check-in
Noon  Lunch for Foundations & Workshops (included in registration cost)
1 to 2 p.m.  Worship/Keynote
2:15 to 3:15 p.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Workshops B / Foundations
4:45 to 5:45 p.m.  Workshops C / Foundations

Tuesday, January 8, 2019


8:30 a.m.  Fresh Start Morning Worship
9 to 10:15 a.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
     Break/Ministry Sponsor
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Labs / Foundations
11:45 a.m.  Lunch (included in registration cost)
1 to 2 p.m.  Worship and Keynote with April Diaz
2:15 to 3:30 p.m.  Workshops B / Foundations
     Break/Ministry Sponsor
3:45 to 5 p.m.  Workshops C / Foundations
TBA  On-your-own Dinner with UMC Conferences

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


8:30 a.m.  Fresh Start Morning Worship
9 to 10:15 a.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
     Break/Ministry Sponsor
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Labs / Foundations
11:45 a.m.  Lunch (included in registration cost)
1 to 2 p.m.  Worship and "The Future of Youth Ministry" Panel Discussion
2:15 to 3:30 p.m.  Workshops B / Foundations
     Break/Ministry Sponsor
3:45 to 5 p.m.  Workshops C / Foundations

Thursday, January 10, 2019


8:30 a.m.  Fresh Start Morning Worship
9 to 9:50 a.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
10 to 10:50 a.m.  Workshops B / Foundations
11 to 11:50 a.m.  Workshops C / Foundations
Noon  Lunch & Closing Worship (included in registration cost)

LODGING

PSYM Participants are responsible for their own lodging. We have arranged special conference rates and services with two great hotels for your convenience.

Magnolia Dallas Park Cities $115

King or Double Queen rooms available. The Magnolia will be providing free shuttle service to and from PSYM at HPUMC. Complimementary breakfast offered. Cookies and milk served every evening. Click here to take advantage of our special conference rate with Magnolia, or call 888-915-1110 and reference SMU PYSM 2019 Rates. Reservations must be made before December 21, 2018 to take advantage of the conference rate.

Hyatt House Dallas Lincoln Park $119/$129

Suites and Studios with kitchen, living space, work area, and sleeper sofa. Complimentary breakfast buffet and omelet station. Click here to take advantage of our special conference rate with Hyatt House, or call 214-696-1555 and reference SMU External Programs 2019 Rates. You may also used the code "G-EXTP" in the special rates code when booking online. Reservations must be made before December 1, 2018 to take advantage of the conference rate.

Sponsors

We're changing the way we showcase our ministry partners!
If you are interested in being a PSYM 2019 Gold, Silver, or Red Sponsor, please contact Bart Patton for details.