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.
 

 

Regional Coordinator Applications Open!

We are currently accepting applications and nominations for Youth Ministry REGIONAL COORDINATORS in the Northwest and Southwest Regions! Regional Coordinators will serve as resourcers and connectors for Kids Ministry Leaders throughout the conference. To apply, click here.  If you know someone who is perfect for this role, NOMINATE them!

 

We are piloting this program with Youth Ministry in the Northwest and Southwest regions first, and as we learn and adapt, we'll add the remaining regional coordinators on a rolling basis. We chose those two regions strategically, recognizing the need for resourcing a connecting in more rural areas. Regional coordinators in these two regions will be able to test-run training modules, resourcing, and quarterly equipping events for youth workers in the western half of the conference.

District Youth Coordinators will remain a crucial part of our team! Regional and District Coordinators will work together to develop the strategy for connection and resourcing in their respective regions and districts. 

Both district and regional roles will work together with conference staff to ensure that each local Kids and Youth Ministry Leader is equipped, empowered, and unleashed to do great ministry in the Great Plains.

 Here's an image to help communicate how we'll connect with and resource each other:

 

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.

 

CCYM

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. 

 

Events

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.