The Minnesota Conference is committed to reaching and discipling the next generation, and there are a variety of opportunities for youth throughout the conference to grow in their faith.
Please reach out to the co-chairs of Youth Ministry Team, Catie Levenick and Sami Tierney at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
For college student ministry, view information on campus ministries.
The conference’s Youth Ministry Team organizes events and trainings that connect United Methodist youth and youth leaders from across the state. These events and trainings are meant to encourage and equip youth and youth leaders to become leaders in their churches and spur positive change in their communities.
Check back later for upcoming events.
Entitled You Are Here: Understanding Creation Care in Everyday Contexts, this four-week curriculum will guide a youth group or Sunday school class to explore how we relate to God’s creation on a daily basis within our own home environments. It was developed by the Youth Ministry team and the Minnesota Hopeful EarthKeepers. Download curriculum.
We are committed to encouraging and equipping Youth Leaders to be the best youth ministers they can be! Find the most up-to-date information on events, weekly posts, and resources for youth leaders on Facebook at MNUMC Youth.
Youth ministry leaders are also encouraged to add their email address to the Minnesota Conference Youth Ministry email list.
Conference Youth Ministry has worked to establish partnerships (friendships, really) with some local organizations that help us in our mission to support, equip, and empower youth leaders and youth ministries.
Camp Minnesota offers cutting edge summer camp experiences for all ages and interests, high quality space for retreats, meetings and conferences, delicious meal service, and warm hospitality. Whether you’re looking for a first-time camp experience, a family or personal retreat, or space for your next meeting or conference, Camp Minnesota welcome you. If you’ve experienced a time at one of our three beautiful sites, you know the joy, peace, and life-giving time apart that awaits you. For Minnesota Camps, check out Koronis Ministries and Northern Pines Camp
YouthWorks provides Christ-centered mission trips for more than 20,000 teenagers and adult leaders in over 50 communities across the U.S. and beyond. YouthWorks handles the details of the trip so youth leaders can be present and serve alongside their students. YouthWorks also provides guides to help youth leaders engage with critical conversations with their youth about poverty, leadership, systemic injustice, respectful service, and more in their Mission Trip Resources Library.
STORM (Service To Others in Relational Ministry) Camp is a week-long mission experience held in rural Minnesota. With an emphasis on Serving Jesus by Serving Others, STORM camp empowers youth in grades seven-12 to take on new challenges (building, painting, talking to homeowners, making new friends to serve alongside) as we work and worship together. Days are spent serving in the community and evenings in chapel with great music and relevant messages. STORM Camp is a great option for small and mid-size youth groups!
Twin Cities-based resource for all things youth ministry—from equipment rentals to Drive in Movies to Zoom Escape Rooms to Silent Disco Dance Parties, Youth Ministry Land is a great resource for Youth Groups and Youth Leaders.
Called by God to action in this urgent moment of humanity's care for creation, Hopeful EarthKeepers is a network of individuals, small groups, and United Methodist churches moving toward a holistic relationship with God’s creation within the Minnesota Conference and connected to the larger EarthKeeper Program of the General Board of Global Ministries and the larger UMC Creation Care Movement.
Co-chairs of Youth Ministry Team
Catie Levenick & Sami Tierney
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church