Leading SGAUMC Forward: A Bright Future with Hope

Youth Ministry Network

The Youth Ministry Network of the South Georgia Conference seeks to create and cultivate an environment that fosters collaborationcommunity, and soul-care. There are many points of entry throughout the year so jump in anytime!

NOVEMBER 18-20, 2022
Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA

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This is a weekend retreat designed for 6th - 12th grade students to encounter God through passionate worship, relevant Bible study and a meaningful time with other teens in beautiful coastal Georgia. During portions of the retreat while students are in community groups and during coffee hour, we will utilize this time to bring together youth directors for networking and training.


FEBRUARY 2-3, 2023
Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA 
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Youth ministry continues to evolve and change and we need the tools, the relationships and reliance on God (and God alone) to continue.  It's time to remember our calling...our "why".

We need each other - people who are walking in our exact shoes.
We need truth - people to speak into us who God is and what God is doing in the middle of all of this. 
We need hope - people coming together to worship; to reset; to learn; to encourage; to dream...again.

If you need a dose of hope, a dose of encouragement, rest and a reset, the Called Conference is for you.



OCTOBER, 2023 
Epworth By The Sea, St. Simons Island, GA
*Registration will open Summer 2023

Collaboration is the oil to our gears and this one-night, jam packed getaway will give you practical tools to take back to your own ministry setting. The Collab Conference is led by seasoned youth directors and tailored for ALL those in youth ministry positions - volunteer, part-time, and full-time. Throughout 4 sessions, you will have the opportunity to collaborate through discussion groups, learn from seasoned youth ministry leaders, worship among friends, and gain a renewed sense of confidence for the job God has entrusted to you.

If you're ready to learn from others doing similar ministry and want to go home with practical tools to implement, the Collab Conference is for you. 


Design Team: Jack Caldwell (Richmond Hill UMC), Nichole Lawson (Perry UMC), Jeremy Cole (St. Marys UMC), Derek Harrison (Tifton First UMC).


Zoom trainings will be offered the 2nd Thursday of certain months (see below) at 11:00am. Register for all of them or individually. You will receive an email reminder the week of the Zoom.

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Conference Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209


Administrative Office

3040 Riverside Dr., Suite A-2 - Macon, GA 31210

PO Box 7227 - Macon, GA 31209


Camping & Retreat Ministries

99 Arthur J. Moore Dr - St Simons Is., GA 31522

PO Box 20408 - St Simons Island, GA 31522


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