National Youth Ministry Weekend 2019

Friday 15th - Sunday 17th November

The National Youth Ministry Weekend 2019 is an event for everyone involved in church youth work. A weekend of inspiration, training, teaching, worship and fun. A creative space away from everyday life where you can find fresh passion and new ideas for your work with young people. Perfect whether you're a volunteer or paid, just starting out or an old hand. Come join us for our 2019 weekend.

  • 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

So what can you expect? Well, for starters, we have drawn together more than fifty speakers from across the world to inspire you. You’ll join more than 1,000 other youth workers in our main sessions and have a huge choice of seminars and events that range from deep theological teaching to practical equipping. You’ll have the chance to meet and talk with others who are facing the same challenges whether you’re working in a rural or urban setting, with a small or large youth group, or working in a particular context like school or mental health services. The weekend is put together and organised by youth workers just like you, so we understand what you need.

The National Youth Ministry Weekend is hosted by Youthscape. We’re a Christian youth ministry organisation developing new approaches to youth work.

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Where's it happening

The 2019 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, an 11-screen IMAX cinema, shopping and onsite hotels! 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 right nearby. Discounts at partner hotels and 25% off Virgin Trains advance fares are also available.


Many more coming soon!

Mark Yaconelli

Mark Yaconelli

Mark is a writer, speaker, retreat leader, spiritual director, community activist, youth worker, storyteller and a terrible disco dancer. He is one of the best known Christian communicators in the world today and his books, including ‘The Gift of Hard Things’ and ‘Contemplative Youth Ministry’ have shaped generations of youth workers. Mark is joining us for NYMW 2019 and leading a unique day retreat beforehand.

Free Resources

We’re working with some amazing partner organisations to launch three completely major new youth work resources at NYMW 2019 worth up to £100 – and every delegate will get a copy of all three of them, absolutely free. Once the event is over, everyone else will have to buy them! And these aren’t just any old resources - they’re developed, tested and perfected over a year using Youthscape’s innovation process. It means you’ll head back from NYMW with materials and ideas you can put into action straight away to make a real difference in the lives of young people.



So you’ve got your tickets, now you just need to decide where to stay! Resorts World couldn’t be handier for a huge range of accommodation, either on the door step or further out on one of its many transport links. If you don’t know the area, we’ll be producing a guide to a variety of places and prices to suit all budgets. There’s even places to stay for free with local Christians. More details coming in early 2019.



Join Mark Yaconelli for a deep and powerful experience at our one day retreat just ahead of the main NYMW programme. It’s a smaller more personal space to listen to Mark, take time out to pray and reflect and deepen your own spiritual life. You’ll laugh, you might even cry... you’ll learn new insights about the Bible and yourself. It’s a fantastic opportunity to go deeper and take time away to prioritise your faith.

The retreat takes place on Friday 15th November at a quieter venue close to the main NYMW event. Buy your tickets now for just £39.