LAGR Children and Youth Activities

 

Youth Delegates to Annual Conference

The District Board of Laity reviewed 10 applications from youth seeking to represent the LaGrange District at Annual Conference in 2018.  Congratulations to the following youth who were selected:

Kayla Moss - Smith Chapel, Pine Mountain
Tiara Towns, Smith Chapel, Pine Mountain
Kaleigh Hammond, Turin
LaMarceo Brooks, Roe's Chapel
Alternate, Wesley Mattox, West Point

 

A Big thank you to the churches who collected diapers and wipes for The United Methodist Children's Home through the "Baby Shower for Jesus".  At our recent district training event, we received over 5,000 diapers and over 8,000 wipes! 

Spiritual Life Retreats

Upcoming SLR weekends focus on the I Am Third as the theme for 2018 

Wouldn't it be great to have a quality weekend retreat where you could trust the content, spend time with your youth (instead of worrying about the setup of the next session), and come back with a group of youth and adults who are stronger and more capable than when they left? 

This year's Spiritual Life Retreats will strengthen your youth ministry and allow you and your adult leaders some much-needed quality time with your youth while our staff takes on the responsibility of the setup, take down, and running of the weekend.

The theme of this year's Spiritual Life Retreats at Glisson Camping and Retreat Center is I Am Third - helping your youth recognize that in all decisions and service, God comes first, others are second, and... "I am third." It's necessary, if we are to follow Christ, that we have a heart of service. Jesus taught those closest to him to serve one another; he declared that he came, not to be served, but to serve others. In living that example as our teacher, we also must serve if we are to be like him.

Spiritual Life Retreats happen every spring in North Georgia on three different weekends. Each year these retreats attract more than 1000 youth and adult leaders from all over the North Georgia Conference. The three weekends in 2018 (March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 16-18) are identical in content, though the bands and speakers change each weekend. Groups can register for any weekend and be assured of a quality retreat designed with the purpose of enriching the opportunities of spiritual growth for its participants and making your church ministry thrive. The retreats are designed and led by other youth and adult leaders in the conference, offering another level of leadership development to youth in the conference. 

Cost for a weekend is $145 per person, but if you register and pay by January 15, 2018, you can save $20 per person. That covers four meals, lodging for two nights, all program costs, a t-shirt, some training opportunities for your team of adults, and an amazing time with your group. We'll also send you a copy of the curriculum early so you can see what your youth will be discussing this year in their small groups. 

Two weekends are already full, but you can get information below on the only available weekend:

March 9-11 Weekend 2 (Speaker: Nathan Dickens, Director of University of North Georgia Wesley Foundation; Band: UNG Wesley Band)

Questions about SLR? Contact Sam Halverson at 678-533-1445 or Hannah Stubblefield at 770-974-3312

What do I need to know?

  • What to Bring
  • Retreat Cancellation Policy
  • Important Paperwork
  • Directions
  • Schedule

     Spiritual Life Retreats

    Upcoming SLR weekends focus on the I Am Third as the theme for 2018 

    Wouldn't it be great to have a quality weekend retreat where you could trust the content, spend time with your youth (instead of worrying about the setup of the next session), and come back with a group of youth and adults who are stronger and more capable than when they left? 

    This year's Spiritual Life Retreats will strengthen your youth ministry and allow you and your adult leaders some much-needed quality time with your youth while our staff takes on the responsibility of the setup, take down, and running of the weekend.

    The theme of this year's Spiritual Life Retreats at Glisson Camping and Retreat Center is I Am Third - helping your youth recognize that in all decisions and service, God comes first, others are second, and... "I am third." It's necessary, if we are to follow Christ, that we have a heart of service. Jesus taught those closest to him to serve one another; he declared that he came, not to be served, but to serve others. In living that example as our teacher, we also must serve if we are to be like him.

    Spiritual Life Retreats happen every spring in North Georgia on three different weekends. Each year these retreats attract more than 1000 youth and adult leaders from all over the North Georgia Conference. The three weekends in 2018 (March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 16-18) are identical in content, though the bands and speakers change each weekend. Groups can register for any weekend and be assured of a quality retreat designed with the purpose of enriching the opportunities of spiritual growth for its participants and making your church ministry thrive. The retreats are designed and led by other youth and adult leaders in the conference, offering another level of leadership development to youth in the conference. 

    Cost for a weekend is $145 per person, but if you register and pay by January 15, 2018, you can save $20 per person. That covers four meals, lodging for two nights, all program costs, a t-shirt, some training opportunities for your team of adults, and an amazing time with your group. We'll also send you a copy of the curriculum early so you can see what your youth will be discussing this year in their small groups. 

    Two weekends are already full, but you can get information below on the only available weekend:

    March 9-11 Weekend 2 (Speaker: Nathan Dickens, Director of University of North Georgia Wesley Foundation; Band: UNG Wesley Band)

    Questions about SLR? Contact Sam Halverson at 678-533-1445 or Hannah Stubblefield at 770-974-3312

    What do I need to know?

  • What to Bring
  • Retreat Cancellation Policy
  • Important Paperwork
  • Directions
  • Schedule
  • Learn to Lead, Lead to Serve: ELI Applications Open for Rising 11-12th Graders

Most people never dive deeply into who God created them to be and how God created them to lead. ELI is specifically designed to be that deep dive. Created especially for rising 11-12th graders, the Experiential Leadership Institute, or ELI, isn't a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a passion-packed worship event. It's a guided tour of who God created you to be, how God created you to lead, what it means to be a Christian servant leader, and what it means to live in Christian community. 

ELI Leader Week will be held at LaGrange College May 27-June 1, 2018, then Servant Leader Practicum Weeks are in June and July 2018. 

Find more and apply today at www.ELILEADER.org.  

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.