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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is our guide for where to stay over the NYMW weekend, with deals, accommodation for different budgets and even an option to lodge with local families for free!
Kenda's talk from last year's NYMW was a powerful reminder to the Church about the harsh world our young people are living in and the incredible news we have to share.