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

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