Each year, the Southeast Jurisdiction's Young People in Mission event allows young people to serve with local mission projects, worship together, fellowship and grow with family groups, dive into Bible studies, and learn from featured speakers and the City of Opportunity. The hope is that this event will serve as a launching pad to empower and equip participants to serve with a new eyes and a heart for mission service.
Young People in Mission, a camp experience with hands-on mission opportunities for youth and young adults between the ages of 12 to 24, will be held June 28-July 2, 2015, at Lake Junaluska. The theme for 2015 "Unique, Yet United!" is based on Ephesians 4:1-6.
Young People in Mission is an incredibly connectional event. The workshops and the City of Opportunity bring together representatives from United Methodist General Boards and Agencies, as well as leaders from a variety of mission projects. This allows participants to connect with the numerous ways they can engage in Methodist missions.
Rev. Jack Hinnen, Chaplain of Birmingham-Southern College, will be leading the daily Bible Study sessions. Other speakers include James Salley, Associate Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University; Joe Woolsey, student pastor at Galloway UMC in Jackson, Mississippi; and Laura Kigweba, Wesley Theological Seminary student, former UMVIM intern, and Young People in Mission veteran.
This of course wouldn’t be a mission event if participants were not given the chance to engage in a service opportunity! The schedule includes a full day and an afternoon for participants to serve with mission projects in the area.
The event Design Team, made up of seven students from across the Southeastern Jurisdiction, has been meeting and working together since last summer to plan an amazing event.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students in your congregation to connect with their peers across the Southeast, as well as mission leaders within the United Methodist denomination.
Registration is now open on the UMVIM, SEJ website at http://umvim.org/go/youth-young-adults/young_people_in_mission/. All costs, except transportation, are covered in the $324 registration fee if registered by May 15.
Please contact UMVIM, SEJ 205-453-9480 or email@example.com for more information.