The Youth Ministry of the New Mexico Annual Conference exists to reach out and empower local churches, youth directors, pastors, volunteers and parents to nourish the minds, souls and spirits of our students. Our desire is to come along side the local church to help coordinate and assimilate resources, to provide training and support for student ministries, and in so doing, disciple our youth into a personal relationship with Christ.
Our young people need to be involved in transformational ministries. We challenge our local churches to embrace, confirm, love and celebrate God’s call on their lives.
Special Upcoming Events of interest to Youth and Youth Workers:
ROC 2013- PRE-register NOW!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR ROC 2013! Our theme this year is "Sink or Swim: God is calling us out of the boat" based Matthew 14:22-36. March 1-3 at Sacramento Camp
See CCYM page link (to right of this page under Youth Ministries)
for CCYM events!
Dara Bell, Conference Director of Youth Ministries
11816 Lomas NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
(505) 255-8786 - office
(505) 265-6184 - fax
Youth Ministry assistance is available to all local churches in the New Mexico Conference. All training, mentoring, support, etc. come to you at no additional cost. This ministry is supported through the Conference Benevolence portion of our Shared Ministry giving.
Our youth are not just the church of tomorrow, they are the church TODAY!
Resources and Training for Local Churches
† Help Churches Develop Balanced Youth Ministries
† Train & Resource Program Volunteers
† Assist SPRC’s in writing job descriptions, address staffing needs and issues,
provide evaluation tools. Consult on salary and benefit packages for lay
youth employees. Assistance in search for youth director
† Parent Ministry development, support and education
† Sponsor & Sunday School Teacher Training
† Curriculum Development & Resourcing
† On site consultations and hands-on coaching & mentoring
† Research, resource & locate mission projects.
Assistance planning mission trips and special events
† Leadership Training & Development for Youth Councils and Youth
† Assist or lead Human sexuality workshops for mid-high and high school
parents and their parents.
† Help local churches develop and set up Risk Management programs,
Safe Sanctuaries procedures and responses
† Time management issues
† “Getting Organized and Getting Started” for new youth directors and
new youth ministry programs
† Resource and curriculum management - what do we have
and how can we best use it
† Support local churches with new program ministries development.
Help access resources and evaluate assets to make youth ministry
as strong and effective as possible in making Disciples of
† Assistance in starting or enhancing Confirmation classes
† Linking local churches to information on drug and alcohol abuse and
treatment facilities and professionals
Contact in the Conference Office to calendar training dates and appointments. We exist to be in ministry and of service to you! Tell us what your needs are and we will do our best to assist and meet those needs. The Conference Youth Director is available for District meetings, lock-ins, rallies and special events. 505-255-8786
The youth office also has print resources, books, and DVD’s for loan. Contact Dara in her office to inquire and borrow helpful and exciting resources.