Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Cabinet begins planning for National Youth Conference 2006.

The Church of the Brethren National Youth Cabinet convened Jan. 14-17 in Elgin, Ill., to begin planning for the 2006 National Youth Conference (NYC). Scheduled for July 22-27, 2006, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, NYC is an opportunity for over 4,000 Brethren youth to spend a week in the Rocky Mountains focusing on their faith, exploring their role in the church, and getting to know other youth from around the country.

The theme for the conference will be "Come and See" based on John 1:39, a passage in which Jesus asks John's disciples what they are looking for, and then invites them to "come and see," "not to come and hear about Jesus' ministry, but to come and see for themselves what Jesus was doing," reported the coordinators. "NYC is an invitation for all youth to come and see who God is and who God is calling us to become--as individuals, as the Church of the Brethren, as people of God living in a broken world."

The cabinet met with Chris Douglas, the General Board's director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and NYC coordinators Cindy Laprade, Beth Rhodes, and Emily Tyler, and discussed potential speakers and coordinators. The group will continue work to plan and promote the conference. As more information becomes available, details will be posted on the website The next cabinet meeting is scheduled for August in Fort Collins.

Source: 2/2/2005 Newsline

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