Youth & Young Adult

The Minnesota Conference is committed to reaching and discipling the next generation, and there are a variety of opportunities for youth and young adults from throughout the conference to grow in their faith. View information on campus ministries here.

Youth ministry events

The conference’s Youth Ministry Team organizes events that connect United Methodist youth from across the state and that encourage and equip them to become leaders in their churches and spur positive change in their communities. 

Here’s the schedule of events for 2018-2019:

The Event 2018

Nov. 2-4, Craguns Resort, Brainerd

All fifth- through ninth-grade Minnesota United Methodist youth are invited to “The Event!” The theme of this year’s gathering is “You are not a rubber chicken.” (Unlike a rubber chicken, you were created on purpose for a purpose as a child of God!) As you might imagine, a rubber chicken will make many appearances at the gathering.

The Event will feature:

  • Sami Tierney, Director of STORM Stewartville, Youth Leader, and Minnesota Conference Youth Ministry Team member will be preaching messages about value, worth, and understanding God’s call
  • Boiling Point band, whose music harnesses the fun, exciting parts of life, but is not afraid to explore the deeply challenging times we all face
  • Color crew competitions for smaller groups to complete together
  • A lip sync battle
  • YOU! Gather with more than 300 teens, youth leaders, and youth group volunteers to have fun and encounter God together!

Click here to for complete Event details / Click here to register / Download required health form with additional important information

Contact Sami or Catie directly if you have High School Students you feel would be awesome student leaders at The Event.  

Confirmation Gathering 2018

March 2018

Stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Connect with other youth leaders and volunteers!

Find the most up-to-date information on events, registration, and resources for youth leaders.

Facebook: MNUMC Youth


Co-chairs of Youth Ministry team: Catie Levenick ( and Sami Tierney (

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

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(612) 870-0058