Community of Faith

that provides amazing opportunities for United Methodist youth in the state of Arkansas to strengthen their faith in Christ in three different areas: leadership, fellowship, and serving.

Youth Led Ministry

Members plan every event from the beginning to the end and work tirelessly behind the scenes to make those events happen.

Transformational Expierences

We are a welcoming community of people aligned in belief and purpose and devoted to serving others

Refuge

Nov 1-3 & 8-10, 2019

Veritas

February 28-March 1, 2020

Choir Tour

June 15-21, 2020

Assembly

July 20-24, 2020

Refuge

Nov 1-3 & 8-10, 2019

Veritas

February 28-March 1, 2020

Choir Tour

June 15-21, 2020

Assembly

July 20-24, 2020

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We simply want to make the young generation fully equipped with the teachings of Christ and make them Christ-centered individual. ACCYM encourages more and more youth in this conference in order to develop them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong and prepared now and forever.
LIVE

LIVE

For Jesus

Every Christian is a witness for Christ. We cannot bear the name Christian without indicating by our words and deeds what Christ means to us. We are empowered by our faith. We also invest the word Christian with meaning by the way we live our faith. The only gospel some of our friends will ever know will come from their relationship with us.
LOVE

LOVE

LIKE JESUS

Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service. As disciples, we become active participants in God’s activity in the world through mission and service. Love of God is always linked to love of neighbor and to a passionate commitment to seeking justice and renewal in the world.
LEAD

LEAD

OTHERS TO JESUS

The ACCYM helps youth develop into leaders at all levels in the United Methodist Church, from local church youth groups to conference boards and agencies, and even to our jurisdictional and global councils on youth ministry. ACCYM provides youth opportunities for adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service through various training events.

We Create the Space

So God can changes hearts, minds, and lives

Do you believe that youth have a voice in the United Methodist Church? Do you wish your voice could be heard? Then consider joining the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries (ACCYM) this spring! Youth in grades 10 – 12 serve on the ACCYM for an entire calendar year. So every year there are openings for new youth to join and become part of a great discipleship and personal growth experience! Now is the time to add your name and your voice to this group whose entire focus is connecting youth to God through the church.

 

ACCYM seeks to ensure that the current generation of young people is fully equipped with the teachings of Christ in order to make them Christ-centered individuals. ACCYM seeks to encourage growing numbers of youth in the Arkansas Conference as a way to develop them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and prepare them for the current world and the world that generations after them will grow up in.

Refuge

November 3-5 & 8-10, 2019
Shepherd of The Ozarks

Refuge is an opportunity for jr. high youth to be introduced to the connectional events of ACCYM. They enjoy a weekend in the beautiful outdoors while getting away from the hustle and bustle of school life. They have a chance to refocus their hearts and minds on God without the distractions of daily life. Refuge, in all its essence, IS a refuge from a busy, challenging world, and indulgence into the pure, beautiful experience of God’s grace. This event will be held at Shepard of the Ozarks, the retreat center located in the heart of Arkansas. Refuge is just one of the milestones on the road to strengthening our people’s faith in Jesus Christ. Our vision is clear, just like our hearts. And we believe that success comes to those who believe. We believe in Christ, and we believe in the power that he has invested in us; we must then help make this world a better place. Join us in our venture to do so!

VERITAS

Februry 28-March 1, 2020
Rogers, AR.

Veritas is the premier event for ACCYM. Each year, more than 1,400 youth and youth leaders from across the Arkansas Conference come together to celebrate what it means to live a connected Christian life. Nationally-known speakers and musicians headline this amazing experience, where young people will learn to encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways.

But what does it mean to worship? Worship describes those times when we gather deliberately and seek to encounter God in Christ. God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another. The word passionate expresses an intense desire, an ardent spirit, strong feelings, and a sense of heightened importance. Veritas is where we practice Passionate Worship.

CHOIR TOUR

June 15-21, 2020

We believe that we minister to others through our music.  Touring is an important outreach ministry which allows us to share our faith with others. We believe that we represent our church and the church universal by projecting a very positive image of Christian youth today. We believe the music we learn and share makes a difference.

We believe each member of the choir grows spiritually and emotionally through the daily responsibilities of caring, sharing and reaching out to those around us. We believe that we grow as a group by being together, getting to know each other better, and accepting each person in the group as a unique child of God.

ASSEMBLY

July 20-24, 2020
Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Assembly is a week of discipleship featuring awesome worship, awesome people and one awesome God. It’s joining together with others your age to learn, grow, and laugh. It’s waking up and worshiping through word and song. It’s coming to an event and leaving with a “family”. It’s an opportunity to open up, to get real, to focus. It’s a chance to shift your thoughts, your actions, and your life from things of this world to the heart of Jesus. After all, true worship takes place when all people within a community seek the presence of God and are accepting of each other. That’s the biggest part of Assembly.

Small groups are the cornerstone of Assembly each year. 6-8 youth will spend quality time together with an adult leader twice each day, studying the Bible, responding to the message, discussing questions and growing closer to one another. This is where life long relationships are started.