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We want all local churches in the SouthWest district to be involved in district events. If you have an active youth group in your church, then we want you. We believe that youth are the church of “right now”!

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Screening For DCYM/CCYM

We seek to promote youth to be in leadership ministry, both on the district and conference level.


Every Christian is a witness for Christ. We cannot bear the name Christian without indicating by our words and deeds what Christ means to us. We are empowered by our faith. We also invest the word Christian with meaning by the way we live our faith. The only gospel some of our friends will ever know will come from their relationship with us.
Above all else, the SWDCYM works to help youth become real disciples of Jesus Christ!


Because of what God has done for us, we offer our lives back to God through a life of service. As disciples, we become active participants in God’s activity in the world through mission and service. Love of God is always linked to love of neighbor and to a passionate commitment to seeking justice and renewal in the world.


We encourage youth to serve and help their local communities and the Arkansas community at large.

Wanting To Serve?

We encourage youth to serve and help their local communities and the Arkansas community at large.


The SWDCYM 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. 

SWDCYM provides youth opportunities for adventure, self-discovery, cultural exchange, leadership-building, and service through various training events.

We have a place just for you.

South West DCYM/CCYM Questionnaire

The purpose of the South West District Council on Youth Ministries is to unify and reach out to all of the South West District, to offer all youth the opportunity to know God, to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, and to promote working together in all fields which concern youth ministry. Christ was a model for leadership, love, and servanthood. The District Council on Youth Ministries should be a collection of youth leaders and servants who’ll love Christ. Take your time to fill out this questionnaire to the best of your ability.