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 pre-register.

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? In order to receive dinner, you must register ahead of time. To register click here.


All participants are asked to wear masks, except when eating or participating in discussion. We wear masks for the protection of others, especially those with underlying medical conditions.
Social distancing protocols will be observed during the workshop.

6:00pm-8:30pm (light dinner will be provided for those who pre-register)

Thursday, September 24, 2020
Oakhurst Baptist Church
828 West Second Street
Clarksdale, MS 38614

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Golden Central Baptist Church
13 Red Bay Rd.
Golden, MS 38847

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Navilla Baptist Church
3130 Old Highway 24
McComb, MS 39648

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020
Bunker Hill Baptist Church
63 Bunker Hill Rd.
Columbia, MS 39429