It can be difficult for a youth worker who identifies as “progressive” or “liberal” to find resources and support. Most events, conferences, camps, and curricula cater to evangelicals. But as progressive theology gains more of a foothold in the church, we need a place to gather as well — a tribe to meet with, and new ideas to stoke our imaginations. In 2012, John Vest and Tony Jones, both veteran youth workers, began talking about a conference that would allow progressive youth ministers to gather, network, exchange ideas, support each other, and worship. In 2014, they founded PYM as an opportunity to do just that, and the immediate response was overwhelmingly positive. After successful conferences in Chicago, Dallas, and Montreat, the fifth annual conference will return to Montreat Conference Center, March 6-9, 2018. This year’s theme is “Radical Inclusion.” The plenary sessions will deal with doubt, mental illness, disability, and gender. Breakout sessions will run the gamut of themes and challenges to ministry with adolescents. And, as always, we’ll have spirited evenings together with tons of fun. You don’t want to miss it!
Registration and Accommodations
To register for this conference, please visit Progressive Youth Ministry’s website. To reserve lodging and/or meals for this conference, please click on the RATES & REGISTRATION tab above.
To register for this event, please visit Progressive Youth Ministry’s website. To reserve housing and meals, see information below.
Accommodations in Assembly Inn and Winsborough
Reserve housing & meals
Rates are per person and include room in Assembly Inn or Winsborough for Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday nights, meals from Tuesday supper through Friday breakfast, community services fee, and N.C. sales tax (subject to change). If you need to make an adjustment to this package, you may make a note in the comments section of the online registration form, or contact the registrar, Susan Akduman, at SusanA@montreat.org.
- One Room – Single Occupancy, Private Bath: $366.93
- One Room – Double Occupancy, Private Bath: $477.07 ($238.54 per person)
- One Room – Single Occupancy, Connecting Bath: $334.83
- One Room – Double Occupancy, Connecting Bath: $444.97 ($222.49 per person)
- One Room – Single Occupancy, Private/Connecting Bath: $270.63
- One Room – Double Occupancy, Private/Connecting Bath: $380.77 ($190.39 per person)
If you have any questions about housing and meal reservations, please email SusanA@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.
Meals Only Reservations
Reserve meal package only
Rate is per person and includes meals from Tuesday supper through Friday breakfast, community services fee, and N.C. sales tax (subject to change). Questions? Contact the registrar, Susan Akduman, at SusanA@montreat.org.
All meals are served in the Galax Dining Room in Assembly Inn.
Refunds for housing in Assembly Inn will be awarded in the following ways: full refund if notice of cancellation is received on or before January 23; full refund less $40 if notice of cancellation is received after January 23, but before February 27; no refunds will be given after February 27; all requests for refunds must be in writing and received by Montreat Conference Center via email, fax, or US mail.