VFY's National Youth Ministries Conference is an annual event that is designed to provide training and fellowship for vocational youth pastors, volunteer youth workers, and their spouses. The very first NYMC was held in January 1986 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio – and has since been held in places like Columbus, OH; Dayton, OH; Sandusky, OH; Flint, MI: Indianapolis, IN; Winona Lake, IN, Clarks Summit, PA, and was once held on a cruise in the Caribbean Sea!
NYMC has featured some of the leading voices in contemporary youth ministry. It has hosted speakers like Doug Fields, Chap Clark, Mark Senter, Walt Mueller, Jim Burns, Dave Rahn, Barry St. Clair, Ken Rudolph, Barry Shafer, and many more! Over 5,000 youth workers have participated in VFY's conferences - with a direct impact of over 500,000 students in their respective churches.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, specific plans for the next National Youth Ministries Conference are somewhat tentative. However, those details will be announced and posted soon. Check back often for more information.
Video files of the seminars from the 2020 National Youth Ministries Conference Online are posted here: