The Event

Disciples Youth Ministry Network

DYMN Gatherings provide access to authors, leaders, and thinkers across denominational borders to dialogue with about trends in youth culture, personal identity, theology, exegesis, and faith development for young people.To provide maximum access to the keynoter for participants, and to foster conversation DYMN Gatherings have limited space.

After the 2014 event a new planning team took the lead and it was determined that DYMN would meet on Non-General Assembly Years.  The next event will happen in 2016.

Our last gathering was March 27-29, 2014 at Mustang Island – Corpus Christi, TX

@ DYMN Events You Connect with Disciples in Youth Ministry to:

  • build friendships & peer relationships
  • share ideas
  • experience support
  • create resources
  • discuss issues in YM

The 2014 Featured Speaker
Kenda Creasy Dean

 

Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, Kenda works closely with Princeton’s Institute for Youth Ministry.  She has authored numerous books on youth and church, including,  The Godbearing Life: The Art of Soul Tending for Youth Ministry with Ron Foster, Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church, and The Theological Turn in Youth Ministry with Andrew Root.

Typical Schedule:

Day 1

  • 4:30: Arrival / Check-In
  • 4:30: Welcome to DYMN
  • 5:30: Dinner
  • 7:30: Keynote
  • 8:30: Discussion Groups
  • 9:30: Evening Prayers
  • 10:15: DYMN After Hours

Day 2

  • 8:00 am – Morning Prayers
  • 8:30 – Breakfast
  • 9:15 – Keynote
  • 10:30 – Break
  • 10:45: Issues in Youth Ministry Discussion
  • 12:00: Lunch
  • 1:00: Play / Talk / Read / Walk / Breathe / Nap Well
  • 5:30: Dinner
  • 6:30: Keynote & Discussion
  • 7:45: Break
  • 8:30: Evening Prayers
  • 9:00: DYMN After Hours

Day 3

  • 8:00: Breakfast
  • 9:00: Check-Out / Store Luggage
  • 9:30: Keynote
  • 10:30: Be Safe Going Home