• Hendrix College

    Hendrix Youth Institute


    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.

    To Print Application click here.

    Important Dates and Information:

    • March 10- Applications due
    • March 25- Applicants notified regarding acceptance to HYI
    • April 15- 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       
    Hendrix College
    1600 Washington Ave.
    Conway, Arkansas 72032-3080