The National Youth Ministry Weekend 2018

A weekend for everyone involved in church youth work

  • International leading speakers in their fields
  • Time away as a team to refresh and reconnect
  • Encouragement and time out with other youth workers
  • Fresh ideas you can implement straight away
  • Engaging for volunteers, stretching for experienced practitioners
  • Inspiring, worship and Bible teaching

The National Youth Ministry Weekend is hosted by Youthscape. We’re a Christian youth ministry organisation developing new approaches to youth work.

Join 900 other delegates of all ages, backgrounds and churches for the weekend and what can you expect? Main sessions throughout the weekend are packed with inspiration, worship and teaching; there’s a wide choice of seminars for every kind of youth worker and volunteer; an exhibition of many of the major resource suppliers for youth ministry; and, of course, some serious fun, entertainment and surprise guests. Plus all the facilities Resorts World has to offer.

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The 2018 National Youth Ministry Weekend is taking place at Resorts World in Birmingham. This new £150 million development has stunning conference facilities alongside restaurants, coffee shops, an 11-screen IMAX cinema, shopping and onsite hotels! We think we’ve found the perfect place for you and your team to get refreshed and have fun as well as enjoying the NYMW programme.

Located right by the M42, Birmingham International Airport and railway station and with free parking for delegates, there’s also a huge range of low cost hotels and B&B’s right nearby. Discounts at partner hotels and 25% off Virgin Trains advance fares are also available.

Keynote Speakers

Many more coming soon!


Prof. Kenda Creasy Dean

Kenda is Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary and a widely renowned speaker. She is the author of numerous books on youth and the church, including Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers Is Telling the American Church.


Mark Scandrette

Mark is an author, speaker and activist as well as the founding director of ReIMAGINE: A Center for Integral Christian Practice based in San Francisco, helping people integrate the teachings of Jesus into all aspects of life through shared practices and intentional community experiments.

Free Resources

We’re working with some amazing partner organisations to launch three completely major new youth work resources at NYMW 2018 worth up to £100 – and every delegate will get a copy of all three of them, absolutely free. Once the event is over, everyone else will have to buy them! And these aren’t just any old resources - they’re developed, tested and perfected over a year using Youthscape’s innovation techniques. It means you’ll head back from NYMW with materials and ideas you can put into action straight away to make a real difference in the lives of young people.



So you’ve got your tickets, now you just need to decide where to stay! Resorts World couldn’t be handier for a massive range of accommodation, either on the door step or further out on one of it’s many transport links. If you don’t know the area, here's a guide to a variety of places and prices to suit all budgets.


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