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BREATHE

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
YOU MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR THE SPECIAL SESSION

+ SMU Student Discount 35% off with code "Breathe" You will be asked to show your SMU ID at check-in
+ 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 November 12, 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
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 Keynote
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)

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Workshops

Workshop attendance will be limited to the first 30 registrants for each workshop.

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orthopraxy Workshops

Next-Level Preaching (A)
Recommended 3+ years in ministry
Rev. Matt Tuggle

  • How to prepare effective messages in less time

  • How to read Scripture with an eye towards preaching

  • How to structure a message

  • How to narrow in on a bottom line

  • How to evaluate a sermon

Crucial Conversations: Talking Hard Topics with Youth (B)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Rev. Alyssa Aldape

  • Leading discussions on race, gender, politics, #metoo, BLM, guns, etc. with young people

Crucial Conversations: Talking Sex with Youth (C)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Rod and Cheryl Bishop

  • How to develop courses to meet the needs of your group

  • How to find resources available for developing content

  • Strategies for developing rapport with youth and parents

Orthopathy workshops

Crisis Counseling in Youth Ministry (A)
Recommended 5+ years in ministry
Dr. Terry Parsons

  • How to clearly assess the crisis

  • How to effectively respond to the person in crisis

  • How to utilize counseling methods for the crisis

  • How to minister in the crisis

  • How to follow up from the crisis

Crucial Conversations: Mental Health with Youth (A)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Led by the Staff from the Grant Halliburton Foundation

  • How to help youth develop strengths, recover from hardships, and be prepared for future challenges

  • How to recognize signs of distress, find help, and foster coping skills

  • How to respond to youth experiencing grief and loss

  • How to mediate conversations with teens and their parents about mental health

Cultural Intelligence and Integrity (C)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Rev. Dr. Ray Jordan

  • Discover historical contributions to the social construction of difference

  • Explore the process of social construction and group identity

  • Gain tools for personal and ministry reflection

  • Gain skills for effective cross cultural communication

  • Survey ideas for effective allyship and solidarity

Orthodoxy Workshops

The Role of Popular Culture in the Church/Youth Ministry: Friend, Foe, or Facilitator? (B)
Recommended 5+ years in ministry
Dr. Hugo Magallanes

  • How to explore and engage with the cultural context for ministry

Introduction to Enneagram for Youth Workers - 101 (B)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Kendall Neely

  • Why the Enneagram is an important tool for self and team development

  • The basics of the Enneagram

  • Discover your Enneagram type

  • Tools for sharing the Enneagram with youth and adults

  • Resources for further Enneagram exploration

The Enneagram Journey for Youth Workers - 201 (B)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry and prior basic interaction with the Enneagram
Beth Johnson

  • Thinking, Feeling, and Doing with the Enneagram

    • How you and others relate to the three stances

    • Moving into next steps based on how we relate to these three stances

  • Using the Enneagram in Relating to Ourselves

    • Learn practices to non-judgementally observe your life to take next steps

  • Using the Enneagram in Relating to Others

    • Learn how to more intentionally find ways to make the most of relationships

Science and Faith for Youth Ministry (C)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Russell Haitch

  • A model for relating faith and science with young people

  • Findings from neuroscience that can help your ministry

  • A new way to transform tired debates about Genesis and evolution

  • What the science of near-death experiences can mean for youth ministry

  • A brief history of how harmony between faith and science turned to conflict

Integrated Ministry Workshops

Key Transitions in Youth Ministry (A)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Elliott Gonzalez and HPUMC Staff

  • Learn the importance of phase strategies

  • Develop and leverage anticipation

  • Create transition systems for children-to-youth, middle-to-high school, high school-to-young adult

  • Pro tips

Student-Driven Youth Ministry (B)
Recommended 2+ years in ministry
Rev. Dr. Tanya Marie Eustace Campen

  • Articulate core principles in equipping and supporting students in leadership

  • Identify places and roles where youth can thrive as leaders

  • Discover tools for identifying, inviting, encouraging, equipping and supporting student leaders

  • Create a strategy for equipping and supporting student leaders

  • Leave with specific next steps

One Body: Next Steps in Integrating Teenagers into the Life of Your Church (C)
Recommended 3+ years in ministry
Rev. Sam Halverson

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.

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