Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Youth Worker's Academy and the Children Worker's Academy

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

Searching for the tools to have an effective youth ministry? Worker's Academy is a study course for adults, 22 years of age and older, who are called to youth ministry.

During this course, participants will receive a baseline of youth ministry skills, both theoretical and practical, that are needed to lead and work with youth.

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

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

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1st year taken: $1,450.; 2nd year taken: $1,000.

Includes: instruction materials, books and meals

Two or more enrolled  from the same church - reduced fee for the additional persons. Inquire for more information


Graduates of Youth Worker's Academy will receive: Para-professional youth certification for youth ministry approved by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and; Certificate of Continuing Education from Oklahoma City University; A Certificate of Completion from the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Content Overview

listed below is a sample of what will be covered in each module


  • Knowing Your Bible
  • Christ-Centered Youth Ministry
  • Children's Spirituality
  • Know Yourself as a Leader
  • Exploring Your Call
  • UMC Beliefs and more!



  • August 2-4
  • November 8-10



  • January 31-February 2
  • April 17-19

For more information and for registration inquires:

Rev. Dr. Leslie Long, Dean

405.208.5176 | 405.414.1014 (c) | llong@okcu.edu

Prospectus available upon request.

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