March 23-25, 2012
This is an intentional spiritual formation weekend of Christian vocation exploration for African-American youth in grades 6-12 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. This weekend retreat will provide a space for African-American youth to discover, explore, and celebrate the various forms of ministry within The United Methodist Church such as being a missionary, Christian educator, pastor, musician, Christian counselor or evangelist.
At the request of pastors, and feedback showing that we need to reach out to young people at an earlier age to explore ministry possibilities, this year we will have two tracks—one for middle schoolers and one for high schoolers.
Registration is open until March 9, 2012.
The purpose of this weekend gathering for African-American youth is to:
- Allow 6th—12th grade African-American youth to explore the various forms of ministry available within The United Methodist Church
- Help youth discover their spiritual gifts
- Have 20-25 caring Adult Spiritual Mentors guide youth in exploring God’s calling on their lives
- Engage youth in the spirit-filled worship of God
- Provide youth with rich opportunities for fellowship and mentoring in small group sessions to help them discover, explore and celebrate a call to ministry
- Share with them the many available resources of The United Methodist Church to support them in the pursuit of their calling into ministry
- Provide a space for 6th—12th grade African-American youth to fellowship with other African-American youth of The United Methodist Church
Leadership is to be announced.
For information about registration fee and application, contact:
The Rev. Dr. Carl Arrington, Director of African-American Ministries
P.O. Box 237, lake Junaluska, N.C. 28745
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