Great Plains United Methodist Youth

Welcome to GP Youth! We want to invest in you to continue to do great youth ministry. It takes time, energy, and resources to create a thriving youth ministry, and this is the place to find those resources. Check out our hub for youth workers, grants, events, and leadership opportunities throughout the conference. For more information, contact the Rev. Melissa Collier Gepford.

Youth Workers

Resources are available for youth workers and volunteer teams. Resources include training, curriculum, podcasts, connections to other youth ministry hubs, and more. Find resources here.


Youth Ministry Grants

We want to invest in you! Grants are available for youth workers, youth groups, and individual youth. Learn more and apply.



The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is ministry of, by, and for the youth of the Great Plains. CCYM provides a core for spiritual growth and development of youth leadership, while supporting local youth ministries. Learn more. 



Great Plains Youth hosts annual events throughout the states of Kansas and Nebraska. Regions and districts also offer a variety of events for youth groups and training opportunities for youth workers. Learn more here. 


Health Form

Every person attending a Great Plains Conference event must bring a completed health form. Download the form here.


Youth Ministry while Social Distancing

Check out the resources available for youth ministry during our current season of coronavirus and social distancing. Find resources here.


ReLaunching after COVID

Read up on guidelines and things to consider before you relaunch your youth ministry.