PROGRESSIVE YOUTH MINISTRY
It can be difficult for a youth worker who identifies as “progressive” or “liberal” to find a tribe. Most events, conferences, camps, and curricula cater to evangelicals. But as progressive theology gains more of a foothold in the church, we need a place to gather as well — a tribe to meet with, and new ideas to stoke our imaginations.
Progressive Youth Ministry was founded by veteran youth workers John Vest and Tony Jones. They wanted to create a space in which progressive and liberal youth ministers could gather for three days of challenge and inspiration. They endeavor to bring an assortment of speakers and to catalyze conversations that will advance the field of youth ministry. But mainly they want to hold open a space for youth workers to meet one another, laugh, worship, and share ideas.
The fifth annual PYM Conference took place March 7-9, 2018, at the Montreat Conference Center in Montreat, North Carolina with plenary sessions on doubt, mental illness, disability, and gender. We’re excited about our plans for 2019 – check back soon for updates. You won’t want to miss it!
John and Tony