Workshop for Part-time and Volunteer Youth Ministers/Workers

Sponsored by the Discipleship and Family Ministry Department of the  Mississippi Baptist Convention Board

What is it?  These workshops will provide youth ministry training and an opportunity to discuss youth ministry as it relates to the smaller churches and churches that don’t employ a full-time paid youth minister.  A light supper will also be served to all participants.

Who should attend?    Anyone who is serves his/her church in the area of youth ministry.  This could be youth committee members, youth Sunday School  teachers, pastors, part-time/bi-vocational youth ministers, anyone who has a heart to minister to teenagers in his/her church.

Who will lead it?    Dr. Gary Permenter of Gary Permenter Ministries ( ) will be the facilitator for this workshop.  Gary has a heart for smaller churches and the special challenges they face in ministering to teenagers.  Besides his years of experience as a youth minister, Gary sees the challenges and needs of smaller churches as he has traveled extensively throughout our state and around the country.

What does it cost?    Nothing except a few hours of your time

Where are these being held?    See the list below for locations and times.

Do I have to register ahead of time?  You can register by emailing Rene Edwards at Please let her know your name (and others who may be attending with you), your church, and which location you’ll be attending.


Thursday, Jan. 10
East Heights Baptist Church
205 Lake St.
Tupelo, MS 38804

Thursday, Feb. 7
County Line Baptist Church
3765 Highway 29 S
Ovett, MS 39464

Thursday, Feb. 28
Pine Grove Baptist Church
6690 Hwy. 5
Hickory Flat, MS 38633

Thursday, March 7th
Macedonia Baptist Church
1230 Macedonia Rd.
Brookhaven, MS 39601

Thursday, March 21
Barton Baptist Church
2202 Highway 63 S
Lucedale, MS 39452

Thursday, Aug. 22
First Baptist Church
9241 MS Highway 19
Collinsville, MS 39325

Thursday, October 3
Macedonia Baptist Church
609 Macedonia RD
Petal, MS 39465

Thursday, Nov. 8
First Baptist Church
104 Panola Ave
Batesville, MS 38606