Submitted by Beverly Nolte
Youth and youth leaders are invited to YOUTH 2023 and missional opportunities! Every four years since the early 1990s, Discipleship Ministries, an agency of the United Methodist Church, has organized a youth event held at various locations around the country.
These events provide youth and adult leaders inspirational worship, Bible study, service opportunities and fellowship time.
YOUTH 2023 will take place in Daytona Beach, Florida from July 25-28, 2023, and is open to youth entering sixth grade through those graduating twelfth grade in 2023. The adult leaders who bring youth to the event will also have the opportunity to hear from some of the top organizations and minds in youth ministry.
Registration for YOUTH 2023 is open now, and early-bird pricing is available until January 31, 2023. For more information on Youth 2023 and registration, see https://www.umcyoungpeople.org/youth2023 and https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/events/youth-2023.
As a bonus, the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission in the North Central Jurisdiction has graciously offered to help youth groups connect with short-term mission/service experiences as they travel to and/or from YOUTH 2023. Groups can take a break from the long drive to and/or from Daytona Beach and “do some good” along the way and it’s free. Yes, all meals, housing and insurance coverage at the mission site is FREE (as long as the funds are available!) Get your request in NOW!
If your youth group is looking for a way to engage in mission this is a great add-on to the YOUTH 2023 experience. Information on mission/service opportunities can be found at https://www.umcyoungpeople.org/lead/mission-and-service-opportunities, or by contacting the UMVIM YOUTH 2023 Team Leader, Stefanie Williams, at Y2023@UMVIM.org.