April 23 - April 25, 2021

Starts: Friday 6 pm, Ends: Sunday 1 pm
Wesley Forest Camp & Retreat Center - Weikert, Pa.

The Young People’s Ministry Council (YPMC) is hosting a weekend retreat for
student leaders grades 8-12, and their youth leaders. Students will be lead
through their training by the youth and adults of YPMC plus some special guests,
and leaders will have a separate training all to themselves. We will be learning
about Executing, Influencing, Relationship Building, and Strategic Thinking, and
how youth can build their leadership skills.

$35 for Students Grades 8-12 - Up to 5 youth per church
Adults chaperones attend for FREE and must have clearances

Encourage your student leaders to attend!

QUESTIONS? Contact Kim Shockley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 717-766-7441 ext. 3604

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Equipping student leaders to empower their peers to make disciples.

A group of youth and youth workers from around the Susquehanna Conference. We develop a variety of
leadership skills that enable us to lead in our Conference, local congregations, and communities. Our goal is to be the
leaders that empower our peers to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are committed to transforming the world
one teenage leader at a time.

Looking to Love and Serve Jesus
In grades 7-12
Work with Youth grades 7-12

For training and preparation purposes, the Young People's Ministry Council does not have a rolling application process. Applications to join our The Young People's Ministry Council will be available until August 1, 2020. Applicants will be expected to attend the YPMC Retreat in August 2020. If you have questions or would like more information about the Young People's Ministry Council, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

YPMC seeks students who have been confirmed in the United Methodist Church and are members of a congregation in the Susquehanna Conference. We love to have students who have little experience or lots of experience in leadership. We love students from big youth groups and students with no youth groups at all. If you know a young person who God is calling to leadership, we have a place for them at our table. Please send us these leaders who will help empower their peers to make disciples of Jesus! 

Each of the four links must be used for each youth applicant - share them with your parent, pastor, and peer for a confidential application process.  Adults are also welcome to join YPMC and can use the application form and the links for peer and pastor references