Youth  Ministries  Board                                                            

Our Youth Ministries Board oversees the youth activities of our state in several annual venues.

They sponsor the Annual SCM (Student and Children's Ministries) Music and Arts Festival. This event includes competition in Bible, Music, Drama and Art. Over 100 students compete for the opportunity to represent Missouri churches in the National SCM Competition. This is a highlight of the National Association of the Free Will Baptist annual meeting each year in July.

They also sponsor the E-3 Conference (formerly State Youth Retreat) held each November at Windermere Retreat Center at Roach, MO. Located on the Lake of the Ozarks, the retreat features nationally known speakers and musicians for the students of Missouri and neighboring states.

Their board members are:

   Ryan Akers, Chairman          

   Jane Parker, Treasurer

   Seth Moon

   Tommy Jones

   Caleb Milling

Past Events

  • 2017 E3 Conference

    On November 3-4, 2017 teens ranging from 7th grade to 12th gathered at Windermere for the E3 Conference the annual youth retreat hosted by the Youth Ministries Board.

    This year's speaker was Axis. The Worship was led by Kingly Music and the kids were entertained by Byron Trimble.

    A recap and photos will appear in the January/February issue of the GEM.

      Find Missouri State Youth Board on Facebook!

  • 2017 CTS Ministry EXPO

    Was held Friday, March 31 - Saturday, April 1 at United FWB Church in West Plains.

    For a printable list of the CTS National Qualifiers click HERE.

    For a group picture taken at competition click HERE.


    Held July 16-19, 2017 in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

    It can be easy to come to Christ and then be comfortable in the Christian bubble we create with our family, our friends, and our church. Scripture, however, calls us to be bold. At V3 2017, let’s explore our feelings of inferiority, strategies for sharing faith, and the work of God’s spirit in taking the gospel to the ends of the earth.

    National CTS Ministry Expo - Missouri Student Results click HERE.

GEM  Articles

- 2017 MO CTS Ministry Expo recap and results list CLICK HERE to view.  To download a copy of the group photo CLICK HERE.

- 2017 National CTS Ministry Expo - Missouri Student Results click HERE.