The Event

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.

DYMN 2016 will be March 29-31, 2016

at Disciples Crossing, Athens, 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


2016 Featured Speaker
Andrew Zirschky

Andrew Zirschky, author of Beyond the Screen: Youth Ministry for the Connected But Alone Generation, is Assistant Director of Practical Theology and Youth Ministry, Memphis Theological Seminary, and Academic Director, Center for Youth Ministry Training. He holds an M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Andrew has 20 years of ministry experience as a youth and college minister at churches in Idaho, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

2016 Schedule:

March 29

3-4:30: Arrival / Check-In / Settle

[Look for Lara Blackwood-Pickrel & Tiff Williams]

4:30: Welcome / Intros / Group Build

6:00: Dinner

7:15:  Session 1 – Andrew Zirschky

8:30: Break

8:45: Evening Prayers

9:30: DYMN After Hours

March 30

7:30 am: Morning Prayers

8:00: Breakfast

9:15:  Session 2 – Andrew

10:15:  Break

10:30: Adult Swim, GA 17, & Fun 4 Yth Mins

11:30:  Break

12:00: Lunch

12:45:  Play / Talk / Read / Walk / Nap / ??

6:00: Dinner

7:15:  Session 3 – Andrew

8:15:  Break

8:45: Evening Prayers

9:30: DYMN After Hours

March 31

7:30:  Morning Prayers

8:00: Breakfast

9:15:  Session 4 – Andrew

10:15:  Pack Up / Check-Out

10:30: Be Safe Going Home