YOUTH 2019 Early Registration Begins for Youth and Leaders

 Discounted early-bird registration is underway for YOUTH 2019, the national gathering for United Methodist youth and their leaders next year in Kansas City that promises four days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities and life-changing fun.

YOUTH 2019, with the theme Love Well, will feature big-name musical artists, excellent United Methodist speakers and many learning opportunities for youth grades 6-12 and their leaders. The event is sponsored every four years by Young People’s Ministries (YPM), a unit of Discipleship Ministries.

The event will be held at the Kansas City Convention Center & Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri, July 10-14, 2019. For more information, go to

Registration is limited to the first 8,000 youth and leaders. The early registration fee is $319 through Jan. 31. The regular price will be $359 from February through March, and late registration is $419 after April 1. To register, go to

Youth who are rising 6th through graduating 12th graders as of the 2019-20 school year are eligible to attend. Adult leaders must be at least 21 years old or older, and preferably have a five-year age difference between themselves and the youth they are chaperoning.

Limited need-based scholarships are available from the Youth Service Fund and Discipleship Ministries. For more information, go to

YOUTH 2019 is the national gathering for United Methodist youth groups and their leaders. It happens every 4 years. This kind of event has happened since 1988 in the United Methodist Church.

In addition to the YOUTH 2019 website, up-to-date information about speakers, programming, schedule and more can be found on Facebook (, Twitter (@Youth2019), Instagram (@Youth2019) and Snapchat (umcyouth2019).