Upcoming Events


At Perkins School of Theology, the gifts and labor of theological study are available not only to those enrolled in regular courses but also to others throughout the church and wider community. Perkins School of Youth Ministry, under the direction of Perkins’ Office of External Programs, coordinates training programs exclusively designed to resource those in the church whose ministries focus on youth and young adults. Every January since 1988, we offer our Perkins School of Youth Ministry Conference in Dallas, Texas, with specialized tracks for Foundations Training, Workshops, and Youth Ministry Certification.

January 7-10, 2019
Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas
Early Registration (by Sept. 26) $299
Registration (by Nov. 21) $349
Late Registration (by Dec. 14) $399

PSYM Foundations and Workshops Scholarship

You can download the scholarship form here.

If interested in applying for scholarship funds to attend Certification class(es) at Perkins contact the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas by following the steps below.

Send an email to Mackey Yokem at myokem@umfa.org including:

  • Your name, current youth worker status, church
  • School and session you plan to attend
  • Class or classes you plan to take
  • Cost per class and total cost if taking multiple classes

Ministry Opportunities

Mentor Program

A connectional tool that will facilitate the sharing of support, ideas, advice, and experience among the youth workers of the Arkansas Conference.

Resource Team

The Arkansas Conference Youth Ministry Resource Team is a group of youth workers from around the Arkansas Conference who represent a variety of youth ministry experience and background.