The overall purpose of the National Conference on Youth Ministries is to provide professional level training for men and women involved in youth ministry all across the nation. It was established to offer training and education for the growing and maturing efforts of the youth minister and lay youth workers.     More…

2020 in sight!


Now that the 2019 conference is behind us, it’s time to look ahead! We will be in Arlington, Texas January 6-9, 2020. Take a minute now to register for 2020 and you will be entered into a drawing for a free registration. You must register by February 1, 2019, to be eligible.


UPDATE:  Congratulations to JASON RETHERFORD for winning a free registration to the 2020 NCYM Conference in Arlington!

The Path of Youth Ministry

Every year youth ministry gets harder. Teens and families are more distracted, the pressure to have bigger and better programs intensifies and the internal desire to have a healthy, impactful ministry quietly nag at our psyche. As ministers we are all used to outside pressure and criticism, but how do we quite our own inner voice?  Sometimes the rat race called full-time ministry is maddening. Are we doing enough? Are lives being changed? Does this ministry really matter?  Anyone in full-time ministry for any amount of time has asked these questions and wondered “Are we on the right path”?

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A Thank you from Lipscomb

Thank you! Thank you for your ministry. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you for the late nights, early mornings, long days, and time away from your family and friends. Your calling to serve God by ministering to youth and their families is a high vocation; one that receives little admiration and support. As you know, your ministry is a primary way God partners with the church in His work of forming youth into followers of Christ. So, in your work of creating ecologies of spiritual formation, thank you!

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