The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) will provide a core for spiritual growth and development of youth leadership. This body will serve to uplift other youth and set Christian examples in our daily lives. The CCYM will plan conference events that will not only train but also guide youth in their spiritual search. The CCYM will inclusively love, support, and nurture the youth of the North Texas Conference. As a visble body, we will serve as a link between all other levels of the United Methodist Church.

Ministry of, by and for the youth of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. North Texas Conference Youth Ministry includes the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM). CCYM is a body of 30-40 youth (with a few adults hanging around) who meet about 4 times a year to create and plan for Youth events in the North Texas Conference. Currently our CCYM events include MidWinter and District Events.

The Core Values of CCYM are:

Compassion: Actively listen to issues and concerns of youth.

Advocacy: Affirm and witness to the gifts and graces of youth.

Partnership: Emphasize youth and adult unity in ministry.

Outreach: Inspire youth to commit to meaningful service.

Leadership: Serve as followers of Jesus Christ.

CCYM members must serve at least one MidWinter Retreat either January TBD; January 27-29 or February 10-12

Become a CCYM Representative:

There are two ways to become a member of CCYM - by election at a Fall District Event (listed below once scheduled) or by Appointment. If you would like to apply to be a member of CCYM complete the Youth Representative Application and include a Recent Photo. Scan and email them to Emma Williams by October 1 to be considered for appointment.

If you are an adult interested in being on CCYM, please complete the Adult Representative application and return it to Emma Williams at any time.

In general CCYM meetings are:

Winter Retreat (early December Friday-Saturday) at Bridgeport Camp

Spring Retreat (late April Friday-Saturday) at C2K -Tyler St. UMC

Fall Meeting (September Saturday) at the Ministry Center in Plano

All meetings are mandatory as well as attendance and leadership at one MidWinter Retreat. CCYM members are also HIGHLY encouraged to attend Annual Conference as your school schedule allows.

2017 Dates

Youth Service Fund Application Deadline: September 6

Fall Meeting – September 9 from 9am-4pm at the Ministry Center, Plano

CCYM Application Deadline: October 1

Winter Retreat –  December 8-9 at Bridgeport Camp

2018 Dates

MidWinter 1  (Bridgeport) - January 26-28; at Bridgeport Camp

MidWinter 2  (Bridgeport) - February 9-11; at Bridgeport Camp

MidWinter 3 - TBD  (Bridgeport) - February 23-25; at Bridgeport Camp

Spring Retreat – April 2018

Annual Conference - June 3-5; at FUMC Richardson

Additional Student Leadership Opportunities

MidWinter Family Group Student Leadership

Are you a High School Junior or Senior with great leadership skills? You can apply to be a Family Group Student Leader by submitting this Family Group Leader Application by October 1. If accepted you will need to attend a training weekend at Bridgeport Camp in December. You also commit to read, reflect and prepare for all components of the Midwinter Curriculum prior to MidWinter. There is no cost for the training weekend, but you will still have to pay full registration for MidWinter.

District Leadership

There are Four Districts in the North Texas Conference. Each District has a Youth Lay Leader who is also a member of CCYM and responsible for connecting the District to Conference events, representing the youth on the Conference Board of Laity and coordinating or assisting the District Council on Youth Ministry (DCYM) in coordinating District Youth events. Contact Kelly Carpenter to express interest in District Youth Ministry.

Division on Ministry with Young People

The Division on Ministries with Young People is a representative body of the Global UMC. They work together with Young People’s Ministries staff of Discipleship Ministries to connect youth and young adults to God, the church, and the world.  The South Central Jurisdiction is choosing one youth (12-18) and recommending names of one young adult (18-30) and one adult youth worker to the Jurisdictional Nominations Committee. Read this information. The next round of nominations will take place in 2020.

District Events

August 13 in ALL Districts

Where: FUMC Gainesville
When: Sunday, August 13th 3pm-5pm
What: Join youth from around the Northwest District for worship and fellowship!

Where: FUMC Commerce
When: Sunday, August 13th 2pm-5pm
What: Join youth from around the East District for fun games and great worship!

Where: The Village UMC
When: Sunday, August 13
th Time TBD

What: Join youth from around the Metro District for fun games and great worship!

North Central
Where: FUMC Plano
When: Sunday, August 13th 5:30pm-7:30pm
What: Join youth from around the North Central District for worship, games, and good food!
Cost: $5
* Please bring a new package of toilet paper to support the Samaritan Inn, which supports people experiencing homelessness.