Youth Ministry


Annual Conference

Youth are welcome to attend Annual Conference May 29 - June 1 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS.

Youth may come as a voting member as a District Youth Representative. If so, please contact your District Superintendent and Rev. Melissa Gepford, to register.

Youth may also come as a guest, joining with other youth in experiencing Annual Conference. 

Register here:

Attend all sessions, late-night youth-only sessions planned by Conference Council on Youth Ministries, participate in small groups, attend ordination, and see how the larger church comes together in connection during this annual event. Come check out the larger church in action. Housing and meals will cost $125 for the conference. For scholarships apply for Youth Service Fund. Register by May 1.

Any questions, contact Nicole Conard


Youth 2019

YOUTH 2019 IS FOR ALL UNITED METHODIST YOUTH, GRADES 6-12, AND THEIR LEADERS. Join thousands for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ. The YOUTH Event is the National Gathering for United Methodist Youth, tracing its’ roots all the way back to the first YOUTH event of 1988. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.

  • July 10-14 in Kansas City, MO

Learn more here. Would a scholarship help you attend? Click here.


The One Event was Jan. 5-6 2019, in Salina, Kansas.

Watch this episode of "Harvesting the Great Plains" to relive the excitement of this year's rally with Todd and Jayna.


Health Form for Youth Events

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

Youth Ministry Matching Internship Grants

Is your church looking to hire an intern? The Great Plains Conference will help with matching funds.