For Group Leaders

* We are in the process of updating our pages for 2019 season. Thank you for your patience!

PLEASE NOTE March 9, 2018 is the deadline for CTCYM Office to receive Scholarship Applications. March 9 is also the last day to qualify for Early Bird registration rate for June trip.
Click Here for Group Leader Manual 2018
 (Hover your mouse over the text on this page to see the many helpful links embedded here). 
For two separate weeks each summer, youth groups from across the Central Texas Conference blend together to become CTCYM Living Centers. Each Center is led by a well-trained, all-volunteer staff dedicated to providing those youth and adults with a spirit-filled week of service. Not only will you bless the lives of people in need, but you will also bless the lives of the youth and adults you bring to CTCYM this year.


Trip Dates and Locations:
  • JUNE Senior High: June 17-23, 2018 New Mexico
  • JUNE Combination Jr/Sr High: June 17-23, 2018 New Mexico
  • JULY Junior High: July 15-20, 2018 South East Texas
  • JULY Combination Jr/Sr High: July 15-20, 2018 South East Texas
Click Here for a PDF of the July 2018 Living Center Assignments
Group Registration will be open October 6, 2017 - December 31, 2017. Click here to print out a hard copy of the Group Registration Form. Click Here for a fillable PDF of the form (must save the form to your computer first).
Individual Registration will be open January 5, 2018 - May 11, 2018 (June 8 for July trips).


Work Team Adults are instrumental in guiding and facilitating a group of about five youth. Whether this is your first time being a Work Team Adult or your tenth, remember your purpose is to offer and experience God’s love through connection and service for the transformation of ourselves and the world. The video below provides answers to some very frequently asked questions from some long time veteran Work Team Adults.
Please note that this video is not intended to replace the detailed information shared in the Work Team Adult Manual, which should be read thoroughly and referred to often in preparation for the trip.


CTCYM Work Team Adult Training Video - The Voices of Experience from Central Texas Conference UMC on Vimeo.

The video is available for downloading or sharing at

Important Links, Resources, Checklists, etc. (Most of these may also be found in the Group Leader's Manual)

CTCYM on Facebook


  • 2018 Scholarship Application ( due March 9, 2018)

  • 2018 Scholarship Application - fillable (due March 9, 2018)

  • 2018 Release and Authorization Form

  • Group Registration Form 2018 - hard copy

  • Group Registration Form 2018 - fillable PDF

MinistrySafe Policy

MinistrySafe Link on Central TX Conference Website

Conference Sponsored Events Youth Policy

UPDATE: MinistrySafe Compliance form is now due only two weeks before the day of your trip. For June
trips, forms are due June 1, 2018, and for the July trip, forms are due June 29, 2018.

  • Please note! The MinistrySafe Oversight Committee has instructed that should we not receive a church's
    CTCYM form into the CTCYM office by the due date, we must email the Group Leader and the Group
    Leader's pastor to notify them that if the form is not received within 48 hours, we must cancel the group's
  • Please consider your pastor and SSA's schedule. Last year we had a number of folks run into trouble
    getting their forms signed because person were out of town on vacation or otherwise unavailable.
  • If you have questions about MinistrySafe or the compliance form, please do not hesitate to ask.

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