The Youth Ministry Academy is a three-day event to train and equip those who love ministering to youth, both paid professional youth ministers and those who do it for heavenly rewards. The Academy provides excellent training in an intimate environment. The Academy provides learning that leads to transformation, and wants to live at the crossroads between theology and practice.

At the Youth Ministry Academy, you will not only be challenged by great speakers but have the opportunity to think through practical implications for your ministry. You can reconnect with God through worship and be encouraged by a community of folks who understand your love for teenagers.
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Thursday, January 24 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Welcoming Session and Keynote – Whole Person/Youth Professional

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Rev. Michelle Thomas-Bush is our keynote speaker for the event. Matt Vaughan will share and opening message during this first keynote. Worship and arts are led by Blaine and Christina Russell.

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Blaine Russell

Director of Music, Fletcher United Methodist Church
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Christina Russell

Director of Youth Ministries and Children’s Music Director, Fletcher United Methodist Church
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Michelle Thomas-Bush

Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families, Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Michelle Thomas-Bush is the keynoter for YMA in Montreat. Michelle accompanies the youth of Myers Park Presbyterian Church and their families through the joyous and turbulent waters of adolescence, staying up late and waking up early to do ministry. She serves as associate pastor... Read More →
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Matt Vaughan

YMA Conference Director and YMIM Director, Youth Ministry Institute Midwest
Matt Vaughan loves college basketball, mountaintops, and fresh-baked cookies. He served in youth ministry at four churches in the Kansas City area for over 20 years and leads Youth Ministry Institute Midwest as its director and framer. Matt and Amy have been married for 20 years... Read More →

Thursday January 24, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Upper Anderson Anderson Hall, Montreat NC

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