Youth Conference Ministries produces youth ministry summer events, including The Great Escape and Fun In The Son, for middle and high school students to experience Jesus Christ. We seek to awaken a desire for Christ in young people so that they will return from our programs to their local church empowered to live for Him. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that they would experience the power of God in their lives daily.
Our Mission and Vision
We want to love kids, tell them about Jesus and serve the Youth Workers and Volunteers who care for them in the Church. We seek to:
- Present Jesus Christ to young people in such a way that they can make a non-pressured decision for Him
- Nurture Christian kids in their walks with Jesus Christ
- Equip & train youth workers to be more professionally competent in their calling
- Strengthen and serve as a resource to the local church by providing a variety of high quality youth ministry programs and resources.
For more than 30 years, Youth Conference Ministries has been assisting the church in its ministry to youth. We love kids and youth workers, and we love seeing churches grow and thrive. So we offer events for kids – designed and led by youth workers to give youth workers and kids time to be together – and events for youth leaders, like our “Ascend YCM” events, which helps folks hone their skills in communicating with youth – and support for the local church through prayer, a listening ear, job location services and, well, pretty much anything we can think of that you might need.
YCM has grown from a single, 300-person senior-high conference starting in 1977 to more than 20 summer events (conferences and missions trips) and nearly 5,000 participants a year. This ministry started out as mainly a renewal movement of the Presbyterian Church USA, but by the 2000’s, YCM was completely independent, partnering with most every major denomination and any interested independent churches.