JYP 2019: Can I get a witness?
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Act 1:8
How to we achieve God’s mission for us to be a witness? In a world full of noise how do we use our voice and actions to act as faithful witnesses? This week we will explore what it means to be a witness and how we can bear witness by proclaiming the good news; participating in prayer and worship; and promoting justice, peace, and love.
SYP 2019: 70 x 7
“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy times seven.”
Our culture often sends us unhelpful messages about forgiveness. At SYP this year, we will reinterpret Jesus’ message about forgiveness. Forgiveness is a continuous process, a journey, a way of life that we are called to as Christians. Forgiveness is for the forgiver, not just for the person being forgiven. When we forgive ourselves and our neighbors, we create more inner peace and free ourselves from our resentments and burdens. Throughout the week at SYP, we will explore what forgiveness means to us, how to forgive others, and how to forgive ourselves. Our community will design intentional forgiveness practices to do during the week, and to bring home with us afterward, that allow us to approach forgiveness from a place of wholeness and peace.
AWWWY 2019: The Rest of their story…
We are combining Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” radio stories and scripture stories, from which we can learn to better serve our youth in today’s world. Through a short lecture series, facilitated discussions, scripture study, hands-on activities, laughing, playing, resting, and rejuvenating our minds and bodies, the Adults Who Work With Youth conference aims to provide you with the tools, references, and community you need to return to your home church prepared to continue the topics your youth focused on during their time at Youth Week and extend throughout your home church.
Coordinator: Emily Lantigua