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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.

 

SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT? Well, for starters, we have drawn together more than 50 brilliant speakers, worship leaders and entertainers 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 space to relax, get away from the everyday pressures and have a weekend to recharge your spiritual and physical self.

You’ll also 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.

  • 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

"The most incredible weekend. Totally inspiring. Met some amazing people. Completely caught up in the worship."

SteveVolunteer Youth Worker, Chelmsford
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FREE RESOURCES worth up to £100 for every delegate are one of the things that makes NYMW different. Each year three brand new products are launched at the event - from Youthscape and our friends at other youth organisations. These are no 'freebie giveaways', they're the latest creative materials that everyone else will have to buy - but you get included as part of your ticket. That means you head home from NYMW with brand new resources you can put to use in your youth work straight away!

Sounds too good to be true? It's all part of our commitment to make NYMW inspiring, practical and completely relevant to what you're doing in your church or community. Check out the fantastic resources we gave away to everyone at NYMW 2018: the SWAP journals, Hidden Word, the newly published Youth Bible and Safe.

The 2019 NYMW is going to be even better. Three brand new resources are being developed, piloted and prepared for launch in November - make sure you're there to get your copy.

THE FULL PROGRAMME is published in the Autumn, ahead of the weekend. Doors will open to delegates from 4pm on Friday 15th November when seminars, special events and check-in will all be available. The event finishes approximately 2pm on Sunday afternoon. Check back to this page for the detailed programme.

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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, 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.

NYMW - meet the contributors

Mark Oestreicher

Mark Oestreicher

The Youth Cartel

Mark Oestreicher is one of the funniest, insightful and challenging speakers in youth ministry. And he's flying in from the USA for NYMW 2019.

Pete Grieg

Pete Grieg

24-7Prayer

Pete is a best-selling author pastor and bewildered instigator of the 24-7 Prayer movement which has reached more than half the nations on earth.

Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner

Youthscape

Rachel Gardner is a youth worker, speaker and writer, and working as Director of Partnerships at Youthscape.

Abigail Rusert

Abigail Rusert

Princeton Theological Seminary

Abigail Rusert is a speaker, teacher, and Director of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Andy Winmill

Andy Winmill

Urban Devotion Birmingham

Director of Urban Devotion Birmingham, Andy works to support children, young people and families in being all that they were created to be.

Megan De Wald

Megan De Wald

Princeton Theological Seminary

Megan DeWald serves as the Assistant Director of the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, USA.

Linda Geevanathan

Linda Geevanathan

Hope Church, Luton

Linda is a leader at Hope Church Luton and work across the community in schools and with other churches to support young people.

Pete Wynter

Pete Wynter

Holy Trinity Brompton

Pete is the Leadership Pastor at Holy Trinity Brompton, Director of the HTB Leadership College London, and founder of Onelife.

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

St Benet’s College, Oxford

Sarah Williams is a lecturer, researcher, writer and the author of "Perfectly Human" an award-winning spiritual autobiography.

Ali Martin

Ali Martin

Soul Survivor

Ali is part of the leadership teams for the Soul Survivor festivals and the associated church Soul Survivor Watford.

Loyd Harp

Loyd Harp

Rudgwick Youth Centre

Loyd Harp is a church youth worker based in rural Sussex, England. Before that he worked as a youth workers in a megachurch in the USA.

KXC Band

KXC Band

KXC

KXC is a church in Central London which is seeking to recklessly give itself away to God, each other, and the people of King's Cross and beyond.

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LOCATION

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
Birmingham
B40 1PU

NYMW Early Day with Pete Greig

NYMW Early Day with Pete Greig

Join us for a day with Pete Greig on 'How to Pray'. Inspiring teaching and the space to reconnect to the call of Jesus that underpins our work and our life.

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