Every Christian is a witness for Christ.
Because of what God has done for us
Youth developing into leaders
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.
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. We also seek to promote youth to be in ministry, both lay and ordained.
The ACCYM also seeks to promote service outreach to youth. We encourage youth to serve and help their local communities and the Arkansas community at large. In addition to initiatives such as Ingathering and 200, 000 reasons, the ACCYM helps promote the Youth Service Fund, the youth fundraising missions arm of the UMC!
The ACCYM is also about fellowshipping with fellow United Methodist youth and adult leaders from around the state of Arkansas! We do this by creating and promoting conference-wide youth rallies such as Veritas, Assembly, and Refuge that strengthen the bonds of Christian fellowship.
Strengthening In Faith
Above all else, the ACCYM works to help youth become real disciples of Jesus Christ! We help youth develop a life-long personal faith commitment to the Christian gospel, and educate youth on social and missional issues for which they may advocate.
What to Expect
Refuge is an opportunity for youth in grades 6th-9th to be introduced to the connectional events of ACCYM. Held at Shepard of the Ozarks, a retreat center located in the heart of Arkansas, they enjoy a weekend in the beautiful outdoors while getting away from the hustle and bustle of school life. Refuge also provides a great chance for youth to refocus their hearts and minds on God without the distractions of daily life.
Held at Shepherd of the Ozarks in the heart of Arkansas, you’ll enjoy a time in the beautiful outdoors where you can refocus your heart and mind on God.
Connecting with others
Build community by connecting with other believers, and make lifelong friendships through knowing that you are worthy of love and praise.
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!
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.
NOVEMBER 2-4 & 9-11, 2018
September 15, 2018
Early Bird Deadline
October 1, 2018
October 15, 2018
JUNE 9-16, 2019
October 15, 2018
December 31 , 2018
FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019
December 1, 2018
Early Bird Deadline
February 1, 2019
February 10, 2019
WE ARE A WELCOMING COMMUNITY OF PEOPLE ALIGNED IN BELIEF AND PURPOSE, AND DEVOTED TO SERVING OTHERS.
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Zach J Schrick
of Youth Ministries