Its mission is to find ways to encourage young people to follow Jesus, make disciples, and to transform the world.
Youth & Young Adults
We believe in creating a safe, welcoming environment where young people can grow in their faith, create lasting relationships and discover how to transform the world.
SPIRITUS 2018 - August 4-6 & August 10-12
SpiritUS is an annual youth event of the Western North Carolina UMC. Youth groups from all over the NC region come together for music, speakers, faith formation, and joyful fun at the beach!!
We will have two great weekends of SpiritUS 2018: August 4-6 & 10-12. You will not want to miss it!
The cost for the event includes meals from dinner on day of arrival through breakfast on day of departure, 2 nights lodging, conference recreation, and services.
For online registration for Youth, click here.
For online registration for Staff, click here.
Click here for the official SpiritUS page.
The mountains of western North Carolina boast some of the most picturesque campsites in the country.
Browse UMC Youth and Young Adult Camps
CONFERENCE COUNCIL ON YOUTH MINISTRIES
The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is a leadership team of youth and adults that plans and implements ministries for youth across Western North Carolina. Its mission is to find ways to encourage young people to follow Jesus, make disciples, and to transform the world. In addition, the CCYM receives grant applications and awards Youth Service Funds each year.
Please read the guidelines prior to applying. The CCYM plans and implements programs and activities under the leadership of the Office of Ministries with Young People at 800.562.7929 or email Amanda Thomas at email@example.com.
PDFs: CCYM Guidelines | Adult Application | Youth Application
YOUTH SERVICE FUND
YETI- PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY
The Pfeiffer Youth Theological Institute (YeTI) is a two-week summer experience for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to become useful and effective servant leaders—and are ready to learn more about themselves in relation to God and God’s call on their lives. Over the course of two weeks, students will explore time-honored theological ideas, put faith into action through hands-on learning and community service, engage in a daily rhythm of prayer and worship and discover what it means to be a beloved member of God’s household. After engaging in this program, students will be better equipped to lead mission and ministry in their communities.
Click here for the Youth Theological Institute printable sheet.
RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Campus ministries helps connect students with Methodist groups at colleges throughout North Carolina.
Prospective Students Looking for higher education with a higher purpose?
Find Methodist Colleges & Seminaries
Maybe you have it all figured out…maybe you could use a little guidance. Young People’s Ministries recently revised “Youth Ministry Staff Position Recommendations” to assist you in the process.
Originally conceived as “The Epworth Document” and written by conference youth staff from the Southeastern jurisdiction, the goal of the brief resource is to give churches suggestions for hiring, managing, and releasing youth ministry staff with dignity and care. Check it out to see how you/your church is doing.