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PERKINS SCHOOL OF YOUTH MINISTRY | JANUARY 8-11, 2018

 
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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 offer 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 8-11, 2018
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas
Early Registration (by Oct. 3) $299
Registration (by Dec. 12) $349
Late Registration (at the door) $399
+ Perkins Seminary Student Discount 35% off
+ Group Registration 20% each after one

Foundations

Foundations offers youth ministry workers and
volunteers an extensive course on primary
material for ministry including: Ministry Basics, Management, Volunteers, Safety, Relationships, Programming, Missions, Leadership, Adolescent Development, Confirmation, Budgeting, Teaching, Retreats, Group Building, Resources, and more.

Workshops

Our ministry workshops are newly designed to
provide practical skills and key implementation
opportunities in four different comprehensive
ministry tracks:
Ministry Practice (Orthopraxy)
Shaping Hearts (Orthopathy)
Shaping Minds (Orthodoxy)
Integrated Models of Ministry
 

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. Click here for more information about Youth Ministry Certification.


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
John Cravens
Elliott Gonzalez
Julie Lafosse
Charlie Ludden
Rev. Walt Marcum
Michelle Moore
Jack Radcliffe
Chris Wilterdink

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SCHEDULE | FOUNDATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Monday, January 8, 2018


8:30 a.m.  Foundations Registration
9 a.m. to Noon  Foundations begins
11:30 a.m.  Workshops Registration
Noon  Lunch for Foundations & Workshops (included in registration cost)
1 to 2 p.m.  Worship and Keynote with Duffy Robbins
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 9, 2018


8:30 a.m.  Fresh Start Morning Worship
9 to 10:15 a.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
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
3:45 to 5 p.m.  Workshops C / Foundations
TBA  On-your-own Dinner with UMC Conferences

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


8:30 a.m.  Fresh Start Morning Worship
9 to 10:15 a.m.  Workshops A / Foundations
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
3:45 to 5 p.m.  Workshops C / Foundations

Thursday, January 11, 2018


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)

PSYM LEADERS

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Workshops

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orthopraxy Workshops

Small(er) Church Youth Ministry (A)
No Staff, No Money, No Problem!
Brad Fiscus

Youth Ministry Hacks (B)
Time-saving strategies to free up more time for the most important things.
Barry Hill

Ministry Budget Design & Planning (C)
C. Aaron Lemay, JD, CPA

Orthopathy workshops

Marriage and Ministry (C)
Dr. Terry Parsons

Art as Spiritual Practice (A)
Rev. Erin Sloan Jackson

Leading with Cultural Intelligence (B)
Rev. Ray Jordan 

Orthodoxy Workshops

Teaching Theology to Youth (C)
Creating environments and conversations for deeper dialogue
Eddie Erwin, Bart Patton, Rev. J.J. Whitney

Evangelism Models for Youth Ministry (A)
Dr. Priscilla Pope-Levison

Vocational Discernment with Youth (B)
Sam Martinez

Integrated Ministry Workshops

Ministry to MidYouth (C)
Rod Hocott

One Body: Integrating Teenagers into the Life of Your Church (A)
Sam Halverson

Key Transitions in Youth Ministry (B)
Elliott Gonzalez and HPUMC Staff

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Labs

Tuesday Labs

Poetry and Spoken Word in Youth Ministry
Mike Guinn

5th Grade
Rod Hocott

Rethinking Youth Parents
Rev. Erin Sloan Jackson

The Least of These: A Youth Ministry Journey with Refugees
Amanda Payne

Evaluating Your Ministry
Dr. Annie Wright & SMU Simmons School Staff

Engaging New Curriculum
Jack Radcliffe


Wednesday Labs

Discipleship in Youth Ministry
Rev. Wes Cain & Chris Wilterdink

Youth Ministry Hacks (Lab Edition)
Barry Hill

The Least of These: A Youth Ministry Journey with Refugees
Amanda Payne

Evaluating Your Ministry
Dr. Annie Wright & SMU Simmons School Staff

Coaching Marvelous Girls
Shanterra McBride

+ More

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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 $110

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 PYSM 2018 Rates. Reservations must be made before December 18, 2017 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. Reservations must be made before December 12, 2017 to take advantage of the conference rate.