July 15-21, 2023
Hendrix Youth Institute (HYI) program will help senior high youth discern their
call for ministry and specifically introduce participants to ordained and
professional ministry. Using a holistic approach, the program will
incorporate the “head, heart, and hands” to enable youth to understand God’s
Participants in HYI 2023 will begin on Saturday, July 15 with a retreat. This
retreat will be in the same location as and have an integrated schedule with
the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries (ACCYM) planning
retreat. This location is to be determined but will be no more than 75
miles outside of Conway, Arkansas. On Monday, July 17, the HYI
participants will be transported from the retreat site to Hendrix College to be
in service as preparations for Sr. High Assembly (SHA) are
July 17 thru Friday, July 21, HYI participants will be a part of a specialized
track incorporated into the Sr. High Assembly schedule of activities. The track
will focus on conversation and programs around discerning a call to
ministry. HYI participants will also be in small groups with one another
with a tailored curriculum for those exploring a call to ministry.
Participants will remain on campus after the conclusion of Sr. High Assembly
for additional processing and be dismissed in the early evening of Friday, July
21 after a closing reception with family of participants.
- There are 24 spots available for Hendrix Youth
Institute on a first come, first serve basis. A wait list will be
started once all spots are filled.
- Any current 9th-12th grader is eligible to attend
Hendrix Youth Institute.
- HYI is a completely free experience for all
participants, including their registration fee for Sr. High Assembly. All
meals, lodging, and supplies will be covered.
- The deadline to apply for HYI is April 1, 2023.
HYI 2023 Application:
For more information contact:
Rev. Ellen Alston
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72032-3080