Young People in Mission (YPIM), a camp experience with hands-on mission opportunities for youth and young adults, will be held June 26-30,2016 at beautiful Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
The hope is that this event serves as a launch to empower young people to serve with new eyes and a heart for Christ. Participants 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.
2016’s theme of The Living Word: Living the Word is based on 2 Timothy 3:16-17, and daily studies and workshops will focus on being grounded in Scripture as we embark on both mission service, as well as daily lives.
Acclaimed United Methodist pastor Rev. Telley Lynette Gadson will be leading the daily Bible studies. Other speakers include Miss Georgie Wood, who served with Africa University at just 15 years of age, author Rev. Eddie Spencer, and Rev. Lorenza Andrade-Smith, who spent a 3 year appointment living among the homeless across the United States.
YPIM is an incredibly connectional event; the workshops and the City of Opportunity bring together representatives from UMC General Boards and Agencies, as well as leaders from a variety of mission projects, and allows participants to connect with the numerous ways they can engage in missions.
This of course wouldn’t be a mission event if participants were not given the chance to engage in a service opportunity. A full day is set aside in the schedule for groups to serve with projects in the area, with the option of a second day.
The Design Team, made up 6 students from across the Southeastern Jurisdiction, have been meeting and working together since last summer to ensure that this event is amazing. Your congregation's students don't want to miss this opportunity to connect with their peers across the Southeast, as well as leaders within the UMC denomination.
Registration is now open on the UMVIM, SEJ website! All costs except transportation are covered in the $326 registration fee (if registered by May 15, with 3 persons to a room). Please contact UMVIM, SEJ or visit www.umvim.org for more information.