Apply  Give Now

2013 Archives

Perkins Youth School of Theology presents 'Lift Your Voice' on April 20

April 16, 2013

Who: Perkins Youth School of Theology
What: Lift Your Voice! A Celebration of Young Leaders
When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013  Doors open at 5:30 pm
Where: St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church
5710 East R.L. Thornton Frwy. (I-30 East)
Dallas, TX  75223
Cost: Free and open to the public
About: Perkins Youth School of Theology (PYST) celebrates its 10th anniversary with an Alumni Weekend featuring a special event highlighting the gifts and talents of young people from throughout the Metroplex.

Lessie Vonner, jazz trumpeter and alumni of both PYST and Booker T. Washington HSPVA will perform along with other music and spoken word artists.

Rev. Tonya Burton, director of the Perkins Youth School of Theology, said, “PYST gives young people opportunities to explore their gifts and use leadership skills in ways that benefit the lives of their churches and communities. When youth realize they have a voice and can be agents of change, they start to see themselves differently.  They realize that God has a purpose for them and they want to make life count!”

PYST is one of 45 theological programs for high school youth at universities and seminaries across the United States and Canada. These programs were developed with a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. to support theological education with high school youth. 

For more information please contact Rev. Tonya Burton, director of Perkins Youth School of Theology, at 214-768-1333 or email


Find an Expert