Academy graduates will receive an Oklahoma Conference certificate for children ministry upon the completion of the course.

Children Worker’s Academy is a study course for adults, 22 years of age and older, who are called to ministry with children.

During this two-year course, which consists of four weekends—two in the spring and two in the fall, participants will receive a baseline of children ministry skills, both theoretical and practical, that are needed to lead and work with children.

All course study is founded on United Methodist beliefs and are taught by university  professors and veteran youth and children workers.

Academy graduates will have the confidence and understanding to build a healthy, safe ministry grounded in United Methodist tradition in their churches.

LOCATION: Canyon Camp located near Hinton, Oklahoma. The camp rests at the bottom of a red sandstone canyon famous for its wide variety of trees and scenic wind-eroded walls. All facilities are winterized and air-conditioned except B.C. Clark Chapel.


  • 1st year: $1,450* (includes books and lodging)
  • 2nd year: $1,000* (includes books and lodging)

*two or more enrolled from the same church – reduced fee for the additional persons. Inquire for more information.

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Course Schedule

Track I – All weekend events

Spring 2017
February 3-5
April 7-9


• Inner-faith studies and Intro to Hebrew texts
• The Dark Side of Youth Ministry
• Shaped by God’s Mission
• Curriculum – Choosing, Adapting and Writing

Track II – All weekend events

August 4-6
November 17-19

February 2-4
April 6-8

For more information

Rev. Dr. Leslie Long, Dean
405.208.5176  | 405.414.1014 (c)

Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church
1501 N.W. 24th St.,
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-3635
(405) 530-2199
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