The purpose of the Forum (Oklahoma Youth Ministry Forum) is to provide training, encouragement, and challenge for Oklahoma Youth Ministers and Leaders. Our format includes a two day conference with general worship sessions designed for vision casting, edification, reflection and growth; and breakout sessions designed to address specific key topics in Youth Ministry in the areas of family relationships, personal spiritual growth, and professional helps.
Forum’s four vital behaviors are:
Challenge: We gather to receive encouragement for life and ministry through corporate worship and the teaching of the word of God.
Community: We assemble as the church, God’s family, to pray, support, and equip.
Conversation: We engage to receive practical helps for ministry.
Collaboration: We exchange ideas in order to sharpen one another in the assignment before us. We are each other’s best resource.
Each year, critical evaluation and strategic variations in format and content help keep the OKYMForum on the edge of youth ministry effectiveness. We do so in order to ensure Forum continually reaches, trains and encourages a greater number amount of youth leaders in Oklahoma.
WHO IS FORUM FOR?
Full Time Youth Ministers, Part Time Youth Ministers, Youth Ministers’ Spouses, Volunteer Workers/Interns, Youth Worker Teams. We provide General Session and Topical Breakout Sessions to Youth Pastors and volunteers (Full Time, Bivocational or Volunteer) and their spouses all weekend of the Youth Ministry Forum.
THE OKYMFORUM IS OPEN TO ALL YOUTH WORKERS, NOT JUST CHURCH STAFF.