June 13-25, 2021
The Hendrix Youth Institute (HYI) program will help rising high school juniors and seniors 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 call.
The HYI experience will include:
- Two morning classes relating to the Institute’s yearly theme, “Bible” and “Wesleyan Studies.”
- Afternoons engaged in service work or shadowing church professionals.
- Worship, small group Bible study, spiritual gift/discernment exercises, and time for fun and fellowship.
- An Orientation to Ministry event sponsored by the Arkansas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.
- A mission trip in which participants will work together, building relationships with those they serve and learning from one another.
The only cost to participants is a $100 refundable deposit.
HYI participants will also attend a one-day winter retreat in Little Rock that includes a service project and time of reflection.
Participants who are admitted to Hendrix will be considered for a $2,500 HYI scholarship. In addition, admitted students will be reviewed for Hendrix Academic and Odyssey scholarships and may apply for a United Methodist Youth Leadership Scholarship. Grants are also available for certified candidates in the United Methodist Church.
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Important Dates and Information:
- March 12- Applications due
- March 26- Applicants notified regarding acceptance to HYI
- April 16- All forms and a check for a $100 deposit* due from accepted applicants to hold a spot at HYI
*Checks will only be deposited if an accepted applicant does not attend HYI.
For more information contact:
Rev. Ellen Alston
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, Arkansas 72032-3080