Have you ever gotten that feeling that God is calling one of your youth to a path of ministry?

Have you ever wished they could explore that tug deep in their soul?

Have you ever been asked by or told by a youth that they may want to go to seminary someday?

NOW is your chance to give that young person the gift to explore more of that call through The Texas Youth Academy.


Texas Youth Academy provides a life-changing experience of intentional Christian community through authentic discipleship.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encourage and enable young people through their vocational calling of ordained or lay ministry. 

June 15-27, 2020

On the campus of Southern Methodist University in partnership with Perkins School of Theology, these phenomenal students will study sacred themes with lectionary texts given by notable professors challenging them through study and the sharing of ideas.

Holy Subjects are reinforced through

  • Artistic mediums
  • Mission experiences
  • Daily distinctive worship settings
  • Daily distinctive worship planning

Sacred Themes taught by notable professors

  • Baptism & Covenant
  • Creation
  • Incarnation
  • Passion
  • Sabbath
  • Social Justice
  • Resurrection
  • Pentecost/Holy Spirit
  • United Methodist Tradition
  • Discipleship
  • Vocation

We highly encourage pastors, youth directors, parents, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and other members of the worship community to nominate students to the Texas Youth Academy.

Nominations, Applications, & more information available at texasyouthacademy.com