We are the ACCYM, the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries! We provide opportunities for United Methodist youth in the state of Arkansas to strengthen their faith in Christ by leading, fellowshipping, and serving.
Come enjoy a weekend in the beautiful outdoors to get away from the hustle and bustle of school life, and to refocus your heart and mind on God. This will ensure a break for you as well as an opportunity to build strong relationships in fellowship. Shepherd of the Ozarks is the perfect spot for a weekend to reconnect with your spiritual relationship and to refresh from a busy schedule.
The ACCYM is also about fellowshipping with fellow United Methodist youth and adult leaders from around the state of Arkansas! We do this by creating and promoting conference-wide youth rallies such as Veritas, Assembly, and Refuge that strengthen the bonds of Christian fellowship.
Mitto is oriented for youth ministries who are interested in how they can serve others in any capacity, from volunteering at food banks to working with children in shelters to running donation drives. In past years, Mitto has been held in Little Rock, Pine Bluff, and Springdale; working with organizations such as the Arkansas Rice Depot, Methodist Family Health, and the Arkansas Conference Ingathering, among many others.
The ACCYM helps youth develop into leaders at all levels in the United Methodist Church, from local church youth groups to conference boards and agencies, and even to our jurisdictional and global councils on youth ministry! We also seek to promote youth to be in ministry, both lay and ordained.
We simply want to make the young generation fully equipped with the teachings of Christ and make them Christ-centered individual. Veritas encourages more and more youth leaders and youth attendees in this conference in order to develop them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong and prepared now and forever.
The ACCYM also seeks to promote service outreach to youth. We encourage youth to serve and help their local communities and the Arkansas community at large. In addition to initiatives such as Mitto, a mission-oriented event, the ACCYM helps promote the Youth Service Fund, the youth fundraising missions arm of the UMC!