May Brings Mega Opportunities for Youth Leaders and Youth


From intern training to conference gatherings, youth workers and those that aspire to lead youth have several activities to check out.
Summer ministry experiences abound for “all things youth” according to Rev. Eddie Irwin, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the conference. College students looking to get hands-on experience as pastoral interns can attend one of the upcoming trainings to be better equipped to “Invest in the Young.”
May 26
On May 26, St. Mark’s Pecore will host an internship training session from 10am-2pm. The cost is $15 to cover lunch. The four churches currently looking for interns to serve in their student ministries are:
Lake Jackson
Crosby UMC
St. John's UMC - Richmond
Clear Lake UMC
There is also a training being planned for college students in the East Texas area.
May 29
The “Under 35” group will host a Meet & Greet during Texas Annual Conference at the Hilton Americas Room 335 from 8pm-10pm.
May 31
Youth Workers will gather for lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Houston from noon-1:30pm. “This is always a good opportunity for camaraderie, a type of casual “group think” session where youth workers, that don’t usually get to hang out together, can share stories and tips on youth ministry,” notes Eddie. No RSVP needed, just look for the group upstairs.
Be sure to check for job openings for youth directors in our classifieds section and, camp information and other news about youth ministry in the youth section. For more information, contact