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. 

Check out this year's CCYM leaders! The CCYM are working on Connect Events, The One Event, opportunities for youth at Annual Conference and Youth 2019. They are also exploring youth ministries in each district and how to best resource churches from the district they represent. If you know of a youth who would like to represent the district, encourage them to apply below.

As the school year begins, please pray for the youth leaders all across our conference who are inviting and discipling students to follow after Christ.  

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Become a leader

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is now taking applications for high school student who are curious about leadership, their spiritual journeys, and serving young people in the Great Plains! The 2019-2020 term begins July 1, 2019 and continues through June 30, 2020.

The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is ministry of, by, and for the youth of the Great Plains Conference of the UMC. CCYM provides a core for spiritual growth and development of youth leadership. This body serves to uplift other youth and set Christian examples in our daily lives. The CCYM plans conference events that will not only train but also guide youth in their spiritual journeys. The CCYM loves, supports and nurtures the youth of the Great Plains Conference. As a visible body, we serve as a link between all other levels of the United Methodist Church.

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)

All retreats and meetings are mandatory as well as attendance and leadership at The One Event and other conference youth events, including Confirmation Rally and Annual Conference.

APPLY HERE by April 15 for the ‘19-’20 term. Two representatives from each district will be chosen. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Collier Gepford at