LAGR Children and Youth Activities

LaGrange District Youth Coordinator - Mr. Brent Ritter, Newnan First, britter@newnanfumc.org

LaGrange District Children's Coordinator - Ms. Julaunica Tigner, julaunica01@yahoo.com

 

The Conference, under the leadership of Rev. Sam Halverson, Conference Youth Coordinator, is working to establish a Conference Council on Youth Ministries.  This is a team that would be made up of Youth who would serve as Delegates to Annual Conference in June, but would work as a team throughout the year to study and prepare for Annual Conference.  We are looking for 4 youth, active in their church, between the ages of 14 and 18, who might be interested in serving with this group.  If possible, we would like for them to go ahead and commit to serving as delegates June 18-20, 2020. Click here to download an application. Please submit applications by September 16, when the Distr ict Board of Laity will meet.

Retreats for Teenagers:

The North Georgia Conference plans and leads retreats for teenagers throughout the year. The remarkable thing about these retreats is that they are an excellent opportunity for you, the leaders of your ministry, to focus on the relationships with your youth and leave the setup, administration, the planning - the basic "mechanics" of the retreat - to us. We use excellent speakers and leaders and have experience in planning and carrying out spiritually focused retreats. Each retreat has a special focus or theme and is planned with the priority of providing an environment for spiritual growth and a "working of the soil" in which the seeds of faith have been planted.

Take a look at the list of retreats and start making plans today for you and your youth to join us:

Rooted Retreat - (October 4-6 or 11-13, 2019) - a retreat focusing on the things that help our faith grow deep. Different than the Spiritual Life Retreat in the Spring, this one helps youth groups look even more at how they can be an integral part of nurturing the seeds of faith that are planted in the lives of teenagers.

Confirmation Spring Retreat - (March 6-8, 2020) - focuses on the five vows United Methodists make when agreeing to follow Christ - prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. We also help the youth understand United Methodist polity - what it means to be a United Methodist, to be in a district and a conference, and how being a "connectional church" is a blessing.

Spiritual Life Retreats - (March 13-15, March 20-22, and March 27-29, 2020) - your choice of three weekends (the same retreat each weekend) with a guest speaker and band that leads worship as well as small groups to dig deeper in the message and understand how God is providing support and direction in the spiritual journey. Each year we have a different "theme" that directs these worship and small group times.

 

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.)