Youthscape is holding the next National Youth Ministry Weekend in November 2021 – it's going to be the biggest and best yet ... and you're invited! It's a weekend of inspiration, practical resources, worship and, best of all, meeting people just like you who are passionate about work with young people.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE NYMW 2020
Very sadly, we’ve had to make the decision to postpone the National Youth Ministry Weekend, which was due to take place this year in November. Although there are signs that progress is being made in the effort to contain the Coronavirus and return us to something approaching a normal way of life, we have had to concede that is very unlikely that we’d be able to run the event in the way that we would want to this year. For that reason, we have decided to move the event back a year, to 12-14th November 2021.
This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, and we are hugely disappointed that this year’s event won’t take place. Over the last three years, the NYMW has been a truly extraordinary gathering of the UK youth ministry tribe, and it really stings to think that we won’t be able to get together as normal. We obviously understand that this news will come as a disappointment to many people. While we will continue to pursue innovative ways to gather and support the youth ministry community – through events such as the upcoming ’Now What?’ online event – we know that meeting in person is special and can’t be fully replicated through digital means.
We're writing to all our reservation and ticket holders to explain what options are available to you and how to transfer your booking to 2021 or get a refund. If you haven't heard from us, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the chatbot (the pink smiley face in the corner) on this page and we'll help you get it sorted.
SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AT THE NYMW IN 2021?
Well, for starters, we will draw 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 speakers leading 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 diary planner for youth workers, a new mental wellbeing programme for boys, and a fresh, collaborative approach to Bible study & discipleship.
WHERE'S IT HAPPENING? The 2021 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.
HOW TO BOOK? We'll open new bookings for the 2021 in the Autumn of 2020, once existing ticket holders for 2020 have had a chance to decide if they want to transfer their booking. Demand its likely to be very high as the NYMW sells out well in advance every year. Make sure you look out for announcements on Youthscape social media to find out when any remaining tickets become available.
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.