Youth workers in the Mountain Sky Conference come in all shapes and sizes. Some are full time, half time, or volunteers. All are valued in the Mountain Sky Conference, and we are always looking for ways to connect, support and educate our youth workers so that they can thrive in their ministry field. Below you will find resources to equip, and strengthen your youth ministry program.
It is required that all local churches in the Mountain Sky Conference have their own Safe Sanctuary policy. If you do not have one, or would like to update your current policy please email email@example.com and we will work together to make that happen. A Safe Sanctuary Policy is simply a policy noting guidelines, and requirements for adult volunteers to adhere to in order to work with children, youth and vulnerable adults.
To review the MSC Safe Sanctuaries policy in full, please click the link: Ethical Education
Safe Gatherings is an online comprehensive training platform– integrating abuse prevention and boundary awareness training with background checks and reference checks for all of your staff and volunteers working directly with children, youth, and vulnerable adults. It is recommended that Safe Gatherings be adopted by local churches, and integrated into their Safe Sanctuary Policy. Explore Safe Gatherings HERE.
*For all Mountain Sky Conference events (Ignite, YouthQuest, Convo, etc.) it is required that all adults attending have completed the Safe Gathering's requirements.
Adult co-sponsors for the Mountain Sky Youth Council serve for a two-year term, and serve in an advisory role to help develop young leaders in the MSYC. If you are interested in serving as a adult co-sponsor for the MSYC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Perkins School of Youth Ministry, Dallas, TX ~ January 11-14, 2021
Perkins School of Youth Ministry, under the direction of The Office of External Programs at Perkins School of Theology at SMU, coordinates training programs exclusively designed to resource those in the church whose ministries focus on youth and young adults. PSYM has been engaging and equipping youth workers every January since 1988.
Registration opens August 21, 2020 ~ Click HERE for more info
*Young People's Ministries is offering two scholarships for youth workers in the Mountain Sky Conference. The scholarship will cover the cost for registration, all other costs you will be responsible for. To apply for a scholarship, please CLICK HERE.
BeADisciple ~ Christian Online Education
BeADisciple.com has provided quality online educational experiences with roots in Wesleyan theology since 2006. We offer online studies, workshops and courses on a variety of ministry, formation and leadership topics. All of our courses offer CEU credits. Our goal is to make rich learning experiences accessible to church leaders and laity, no matter their location or life situation.
Amanda M. Daniell
Coordinator of Young People's Ministries & Camping Ministry