Greetings Iowa United Methodist Youth and the people who love and support them!
Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger than the local church? Have you ever wanted to serve your church brothers and sisters in Christ? We have two opportunities for you!
The first is called the Diakonos (Greek for servant) Leadership Development program! This is a time for 32 youth from around the state to help with the Iowa Annual Conference. You will be running messages, helping with worshiping, learning about the United Methodist church and our process, along with having fun and lots of other activities. Fill out the application form where you will find more information.
Second: each District also has two positions for Youth Delegates to Annual Conference. These are youth that vote and work the process of the Annual Conference. Please contact your District Office if you are interested in being considered. The good news is that delegates this year will have the option of staying, traveling, worshipping and having fun with the Diakonos!
Your application, letter of reference, health form and housing deposit check must be mailed and postmarked by Monday April 30, 2017.
After the 7th of May, I will let you know if you have been selected to serve as a Diakonos. All Diakonos will need to arrive at Hy-Vee Hall for check in at 1:00 PM on Friday, June 9, 2017. Annual Conference will run Saturday, June 9, through Monday, June 12, 2017. Please mail the packet--DO NOT e-mail me the forms. I need originals with signatures. The only thing to be e-mail is your essay! I look forward to receiving your application packet.
Pastor Steve Braudt
Asbury United Methodist Church
1809 Mississippi Blvd
Bettendorf, IA 52722