Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) supports the youth ministries of local churches and districts of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church. 

CCYM application is open!

CCYM is now receiving applications for high school students who are curious about leadership, their spiritual journeys, and serving young people in the Great Plains! The 2020-2021 term begins July 1, 2020 and continues through June 30, 2021.

CCYM is ministry of, by, and for the youth of the Great Plains Conference of the UMC. The upcoming year, we will focus on theological and spiritual growth, call discernment, and leadership development as we seek to support local youth ministries throughout the conference. 

Please encourage your young leaders to apply here!

Expectations of CCYM Representatives:

  • Have a personal and active relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Be an active member of a United Methodist Church in the Great Plains Conference
  • Be a 9th-12th grader
  • Model positive, Christ-like leadership
  • Fulfill tasks or assignments related to CCYM activities
  • Be willing to voice ideas and assume responsibilities for change and improvement
  • Serve as a link between conference, district, and your local church youth discipleship
  • Attend all CCYM meetings and required events (there's grace for excused absences)

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Collier Gepford at