Small Church Youth Ministry Workshops

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 here: If you have problem with registering, email Rene Edwards at and she can help you.


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

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Pontotoc County Baptist Association
254 Hwy 15 N
Pontotoc, MS

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
First Baptist Church
400 Main St,
Union, MS 39365

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

Thursday, Nov. 7
First Baptist Church
104 Panola Ave
Batesville, MS 38606

Thursday, Nov. 14
First Baptist Church Rolling Fork
73 N. Second ST
Rolling Fork, MS 39159


January 9, 2020
First Baptist Church
302 N Van Buren St.
Carthage, MS 39051

January 16, 2020
Ingalls Avenue Baptist Church
4505 Ingalls Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39581

February 13, 2020
Midway Baptist Church
950 MS-341
Vardaman, MS 38878

February 20, 2020
LaBelle Haven Baptist Church
4800 Highway 305 N
Olive Branch, MS 38654

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Riverbend Baptist Church
50361 Old Hwy 25
Aberdeen, MS 39730