Bookmark and Share

Conference Council on Youth Ministries

Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) is a group of youth and adults representing each district in the Conference. They provide leadership for youth events in the Conference.


From each district, there are five youth and two adult representative. These are selected by nomination in consultation with the district superintendent and district youth coordinator. The district youth coordinator is nominated by the district lay leadership committee and voted on at the district conference.

CCYM member expectations

  • Must be confirmed members of the United Methodist Church in Missouri and be at least 14 years of age;
  • Must be active in the youth ministry and congregational life of the local church of which he/she is a member;
  • Must be active in the district youth that he/she represents and provide leadership to ensure youth ministry is happening on a district level;
  • Must attend all CCYM meetings and events, unless excused (by contacting the conference youth coordinator and/or the district youth coordinator). Absence from two meetings can result in replacement on the council;
  • Will sign and abide by the CCYM covenant;
  • Will have a completed a current health form on file with the Conference Youth Coordinator;
  • Will publicize, promote and encourage churches within their districts to participate in conference youth ministry opportunities;
  • Will lift up Youth Service Fund as a mission opportunity for youth to support by raising the goal for their churches; and
  • Will make the summer CCYM retreat a priority.

Criteria for selection

The Council will be made of a good representation of persons from across the district, considering geography, size of church, ethnicity and gender. There should be no more that two persons from the same church on the Council.

Once a person is selected, he or she will serve until graduation, unless he or she resigns before that time. The year begins with a retreat in the summer. There are four meetings per year: summer retreat, fall meeting, meeting the Friday night of WOW weekend and a spring meeting. New persons are added during the year if there are vacancies on the Council.

To apply, fill out the application and mail to:

Sarah Sims
Assistant to Catalyst for Next Generations
Missouri Annual Conference Office
3601 Amron Court
Columbia MO 65202

The application will then be forwarded to the district superintendent and the district youth coordinator.