CONNECTION 2005, March 30-April 3, Nashville TN A United Methodist gathering for adults involved in youth ministry. Sponsored by the General Board of Discipleship, CONNECTION will include opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal, worship, Bible study, workshops, and keynotes designed to give practical help in youth ministry.
Youth Ministry Certification
Standards and requirements for certification in youth ministry.
General Board of Discipleship: Youth Ministry
General Board of Discipleship staff provide resources, training, and support for leaders of youth ministries at the annual conference and local church levels.
Resources for youth ministry from The United Methodist Publishing House and Cokesbury. This web site includes a searchable database of more than 500 youth topics and more than 80 tips for youth leaders.
Shared Mission Focus on Young People
The Shared Mission Focus on Young People is first and foremost a movement of the Holy Spirit calling The United Methodist Church to a faithful response to the joys and pains of youth and young adults. In 1996, the General Conference created the Shared Mission Focus on Young People.
United Methodist Student Movement
Through the United Methodist Student Movement (UMSM) and the Student Forum, students have an important place and a voice within the church. Students are joining hands and working together to create a new generation of Christian leaders.
United Methodist Youth Organization
The United Methodist Youth Organization is a nationwide network of youth and adult workers with youth at every level of the church.
UMYF.net is a project of First United Methodist Church of Mt. Dora, Florida. This site offers free web space (and more) for Christian youth web sites.
This site has information about Chrysalis (the youth Walk to Emmaus), a three-day spiritual retreat for youth and college-age young adults.
Claim the Name
Claim the Name is the official confirmation resource for The United Methodist Church. Come to the site for Nifty Ideas, FAQs, and a chance to interact with other confirmation leaders.
The Devo'zine website offers health and help information for teens, teen chat, a "Prayer Wall," and information about the print version of Devo'zine.
United Methodist Youth Workers Mailing List
This site allows youth leaders to enter themselves on the youth ministry "snail-mail" and e-mail lists of the General Board of Discipleship. Those signed up will receive youth ministry newsletters and notices about other resources recommended for use in United Methodist youth ministry. Youth workers will also occasionally be consulted (via e-mail) about issues facing youth ministry.
United Methodist Youth Ministry Logos
Download United Methodist Youth logos.
Youth Service Fund
United Methodist Youth Organization provides seed money to help develop new youth projects that will become self-supporting.
UMW: Teen and College/University Women
United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth and personal development.
National Association of United Methodist Scouters
This ministry is under the direction of the National Association of United Methodist Scouters in affiliation with the Office of Civic Youth/Scouting Ministry, The General Commission of United Methodist Men.
United Methodist Youth and Young Adult Ministries, GBGM
This site, maintained by the General Board of Global Ministries, offers links to United Methodist youth and young adult ministries.
Youth Mission Opportunities, General Board of Discipleship
The General Board of Discipleship list youth mission opportunities by regions of the United States and abroad.
UMC.org Volunteer Opportunities
UMC.org, the official online ministry of The United Methodist Church, lists global volunteer opportunities.
A publishing unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.
Cokesbury is the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House.
The Upper Room
The Upper Room site features devotions from The Upper Room daily devotional guide, information about Upper Room resources and programs, and an Upper Room bookstore.
This site explores the many ways in which God calls us to ministry.
United Methodist Colleges and Universities
This site, maintained by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has information about United Methodist-related colleges and universities.