The Hendrix Youth Institute (HYI) program will help rising high school juniors and seniors discern their call for ministry and specifically introduce participants to ordained and professional ministry.  Using a holistic approach, the program will incorporate the “head, heart, and hands” to enable youth to understand God’s call.

The Center for Vitality is partnering with the Hendrix Youth Institute to provide support in connecting to the Board of Ordained Ministry Orientation to Ministry process and Center Coaches will provide a reunion gathering.

For more information and an application, visit the Hendrix Youth Institute site.

2017 Change the World Conference 

  • Licensed Local Pastors
  • Key Conference and District Laity (Leadership Unleashed)

Partnership with UMFA

Recent Examples include:

  • Send over 100 clergy and lay leaders to the COR Leadership Institute every year.
  • Brought a groups of students to the Young Preachers Festival, along with one of our newly ordained elders. Some have since attended the BOM’s Orientation to Ministry.   (BMP 1,8,9)
  • Led a groups of clergy and spouses to the General Board of Pension’s RevItUp Conference.  (BMP 8)


More Partnerships: Equipping Disciples for Leadership

  • Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST): We have trained over 60 individuals (mostly Circuit Elders, Cabinet, and ARUMC staff) in ICF (International Coaching Federation) approved coaching skills. (BMP 7,8)
  • The Center partners with the BOM to lead the annual Summer Residency Retreat, with recent guests such as author Kay Kotan and Discipleship Ministries’ Jacqui King. (BMP 5,6,8,10)
  • Brought Rev. Jasmine Smothers, a young adult conference staff member from Georgia, to Hendrix to meet with college students. (BMP 7,8)
  • Center staff meets with the Board of Laity to examine opportunities for creative partnerships. (BMP 7)
  • The Center and the BOM partner in creative ways to equip excellent and passionate clergy leaders. (BMP 8)

"Creating vital congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ,who make disciples equipped to transform lives, communities and the world."

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