Peer Ministry Training for High School Youth

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Event details

  • Thursday | February 15, 2018 to Saturday | February 17, 2018
  • 7:30 am
  • Sojourn Retreat Center 8350 Highway 30 Dittmer, MO 63023
  • (314) 590-6217

Looking for a great leadership opportunity for youth?

Peer Ministry Training (PMT) is an opportunity to come together with high school youth and youth counselors who want to learn additional/intentional skills in leadership/caring for peers/discipleship to serve in their congregation, school, community and family. The Missouri District Family Life and Youth Board invite you and/or your youth to Peer Ministry Training.

This year’s Peer Ministry Training consists of Peer Ministry Training 1 & 2.

Peer Ministry Training 1 is the entry level course and is designed to teach participants:
• Quality training in caring skills
• Commitment to growth in faith and values
• Christian service to other people
• Listening with care
• Help bring the hope of Christ into the lives of their peers

Peer Ministry Training 2 is the follow-up course to Peer Ministry Training. Participants must have been through PMT 1.

The focus of PMT 2 is:
• Learning how to validate others
• How to deal with sensitive issues
• Discovering our spiritual gifts
• Learning to share our faith and personal faith stories

Our training teams will be led by Rev. Mark Martin (St. Andrew – Cape Girardeau) and Christina Stackle (Peace – Lemay). The members of the teaching teams are certified instructors in Peer Ministry.

Your cost for the entire weekend is $80 per person, which includes staff, materials, housing and meals. The actual cost for the training is more than $200 per person. However, the Missouri District Board for Family Life and Youth Ministry is providing funds to pay the balance per person for youth and counselors.

Deadline: The deadline to register online is February 6, 2017. Registration payments are to be made by check and sent to the District Office by February 6, 2017.

Questions? Call Sue Thompson at (314) 590-6217 or email

Registration suggestion: A team of two or three youth and an adult leader is ideal. Individuals who come alone may find themselves missing the support needed to grow together and support one another at home. Have questions on this? Give us a call. Bring your Bible and supplies to take notes, plus recreational and personal needs. You can bring items for evening activities, like table games, cards, etc.

At the Sojourn Retreat Center, rooms are motel style. Linens are provided, but you’ll need to bring your own towels.

You are not doing youth ministry until youth are doing the ministry.

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