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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Michelle Thomas-Bush

Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families
Charlotte, NC
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 for the church. Michelle is also the founder of Big Ideas in Youth Ministry. Information is available at the exhibit center.