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Join us on 13-15 November 2020 for the fourth and largest ever National Youth Ministry Weekend. Find inspiration, resources and training for your work with young people as a volunteer or employed youth leader. You'll experience the latest innovations, the best teaching and uplifting worship in one brilliant and fun weekend.


THE NATIONAL YOUTH MINISTRY WEEKEND is different in so many ways. For starters, those of us organising the event are youth leaders ourselves. We know all the ups and downs, joys and challenges of working with young people - and so we put together a weekend we know every youth leader will love and benefit from, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro. We know youth work is wonderfully diverse, so you may be helping out on a Sunday morning or running a detached project with local gangs. Either way, you'll find the encouragement, support and insights you need to grow in your calling alongside 1,000 other delegates.


Over the weekend you won't want to miss our Main Sessions, where we'll introduce you to some of the best speakers to teach and inspire you, along with uplifting worship and, of course, all kinds of surprises. There are also more than 50 seminars and special events covering every conceivable topic, a vast exhibition of youth ministry resources and organisations, and space to reflect, pray and listen to God.

Of course, you also need a break from the routine. So, we want you to relax whilst you're at NYMW too. Our venue is part of Resorts World, a huge development of cinemas, spas, restaurants and shops. Make sure you take time with your team to chill out together and enjoy some space.

Youth leaders tell us NYMW has changed their youth work and deepened their personal faith. They've headed home inspired and equipped with fresh passion and new ideas. Their walk with God is invigorated and they're ready to serve young people. That's exactly what why we put so much into planning NYMW - and why you should join us this year.

COVID-19 UPDATE: We recognise that we are living in uncertain times and you may have questions about the National Youth Ministry Weekend. While it is unlikely that the weekend will have to be cancelled, we want to reassure you, that if that were to happen, you will be given the option to get a full refund or to keep your ticket and use it for the following year’s event.

  • International leading speakers in their fields
  • Time away as a team to refresh and reconnect
  • Encouragement and time out with other youth workers
  • Fresh ideas you can implement straight away
  • Engaging for volunteers, stretching for experienced practitioners
  • Inspiring worship and Bible teaching

INNOVATION and new ideas are vital to your work with young people. That's why every NYMW you'll get three brand new major resources to take home for free - worth up to £100.

With so much changing in our world, youth ministry needs to tackle new issues in different ways. The new resources at NYMW do just that. Developed using the Youthscape innovation process, they're designed to help you make a difference when you get back home.

NYMW innovations in past years have included a new mental health programme for boys, a fresh approach to Bible study through SWAP, and a new resource to help young people memorise scripture.

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WHERE'S IT HAPPENING? The 2020 National Youth Ministry Weekend is taking place at Resorts World in Birmingham. This amazing £150 million development has stunning conference facilities alongside restaurants, coffee shops, health spa, an 11-screen IMAX cinema, shopping and onsite hotels! You can watch a movie, go for a long walk, have a meal with your team or even have a swim! We think we’ve found the perfect place for you and your team to get refreshed and have fun as well as enjoying the NYMW programme. Located right by the M42, Birmingham International Airport and railway station and with free parking for delegates, there’s also a huge range of low cost hotels and B&B’s nearby.


"The most inspiring weekend of teaching and training I have ever experienced in thirty years of youth ministry"

Anna HVolunteer Youth Worker, Derby

Meet some of the contributors

Andrew Root

Andrew Root

Andrew Root is widely acknowledged as one of the leading academic thinkers and writers on youth ministry in the world.

Mike Pilavachi

Mike Pilavachi

Mike is the co-founder and leader of Soul Survivor church in Watford, which ran the Soul Survivor festival for 25 years.

Laura Hancock

Laura Hancock

Laura Hancock is the Church Resources Director for Youth For Christ overseeing the development of resources for teenagers..


The Vox Conference Centre is part of the amazing Resorts World complex in Birmingham. By car, it's just off the M42 with free parking for NYMW delegates. Birmingham Airport and railway station are just a few minutes walk away. NYMW is working to reduce the carbon footprint of the event and we encourage you to use public transport where possible and consider sharing travel if you come by car.

Resorts World
Pendigo Way
B40 1PU

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