LAGR Children and Youth Activities

 

Congratulations to the following youth who were selected by the District Board of Laity to serve as youth delegates to Annual Conference:

 
John Karafanda (Cornerstone)
Kayla Coverson (Smith Chapel)
Aniya Martin (Wilson Chapel)
Brittany Evans (Pine Mountain)
Nik Williams, alternate (Burks Chapel)
 
Grow Day Camps

Soccer camp, drama camp, science camp – you can find a day camp for just about anything. What about one focused on faith formation?

Grow Day Camps brings the power of camp ministry to local churches. Packed with activities that contribute to learning new skills and building Christian community, the focus throughout is for each camper to grow deeper roots in their faith (grow spiritually), in their ability to work as a team (grow socially), and in self-confidence as a loved child of God (grow individually).

We know how to have fun – our passion is forming faith in the process. We put 90+ years of experience into creating an environment where every moment – whether in morning chapel or 20 feet up a tree – is about practicing faith in Christian community. Let's get out and grow together this summer!

There are 2 opportunities to participate in Grow Day Camps in the LaGrange District:
West Point UMC – June 5-9
Newnan First UMC – July 17-21

Watch Video  |  View Brochure  |  Register Here

Visit the Camping and Retreat Ministries page of the Conference website for more information on other summer opportunities for youth!

 
  • Youth Ministry Institute begins 2017-2018 registration

If you've ever spent time with a diverse group of youth ministers talking about the joys and hardships of ministry, the essentials of leadership, and their own personal calling and values in ministry then you know the importance of having a peer group for support and accountability.

Being a part of a Youth Ministry Institute (YMI) cohort is more than just how to run a lock-in and what games to play on Sunday night. You'll receive intensive training in youth ministry at the level you need as well as insight and direction of where things need to go in your ministry. You'll also develop some strong relationships with other youth ministry peers from the conference as well as a great connection with a youth ministry coach.

The registration for the 2017-2018 YMI year has begun, and the first gathering is in August, so check out the information and make plans to be a part of one of the next YMI cohorts. Go to http://www.ngumc.org/youthministryinstitute to find out which of the three YMI tracks is best for you.

 

Looking for some mission camps for your youth ministry?

The conference website is a great resource for your congregation. There you'll find lots of information of what's available as well as links to other resources. 

If you're looking for a place to take your youth this summer for a mission trip experience (yes, there are still openings at many camps) then you'll find there a link for suggested and recommended mission camps locally, nationally, and internationally. Go to http://www.ngumc.org/youthministriesresourcesandrecommendations

Lunches for Learning impacts lives in Honduras

Is your youth group looking to make a difference in the world? Would your youth like to help break the cycle of poverty in one of the poorest regions of Latin America? 

Lunches for Learning provides the ability for your youth ministry to connect with a needy community in rural Honduras and develop a long-term, ongoing partnership with the families in the community - including (but not limited to) mission trip opportunities.

For more information, visit https://www.lunchesforlearning.org/OurStory.html#mission 

 

 North Georgia Conference Youth Ministry Resources

Find information, opportunities, events, and advice on youth ministry in the North Georgia Conference at www.ngumc.org/youth. (Hint: Fall Confirmation Retreat and Bridges Summer Mission Trip to the Bahamas are good places to start.)

 Opportunities for Youth at Lake Junaluska 
Whitewater rafting and zipline packages available - All inclusive packages.  For more information call 800-222-4930 or visitwww.lakejunaluska.com/rafting.