- Connect with old friends!Meet up with friends from around the country from past conferences.
- Make new friends!Find out who's new and make a new friend!
- Converse—"Move in Our Midst"Discuss the conference theme and go over plans of all the fun stuff we'll do this week.
- Group games!Get your game on!
- Carolina Panther's Stadium!
We'll have a backstage pass to tour the stadium and check out the field of this NFL team.
- Bowling at Strike City Lanes!
We'll have lunch and bowl at this local spot. Show off your skills on the lanes!
- Mutual Kumquat Concert!
Join with the senior highs to hear one of Brethren youth's favorite bands in concert just for us. They mix a strong, positive message of love, peace, and social justice with an eclectic sound influenced by soul, pop, bluegrass, and world music. We're sure Christ will be present—even singing and dancing in our midst!
- New Community Project!We meet with David Radcliff to find out about how to incorporate sustainability in our lives, as well as service to creation and to others.
- Service Project!We'll go down by the riverside in Charlotte to help with river clean up and meet with officials from the Rocky River chapter of Trout Unlimited. We'll learn about how pollution is having an impact on local watersheds. Their group is working all over the US to help conserve, protect, and restore North America's coldwater fisheries.
- Swim!After all our hard work we'll cool down in a local pool. Bring your swimsuit!
- Service Information!In the evening we'll hear
all about Brethren Volunteer Service, Brethren Disaster Ministries, and
Church of the Brethren Workcamps. Emily Tyler will help us explore what
it means to live a life of service and what our denomination offers.
Charlotte is the home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame (which is right across the street from the convention center!) We'll have an opportunity to do fun activities like drive in a racing simulator, do a pit crew challenge, video games, call a race, and lots more!
Hear from the Church of the Brethren colleges as they do a fun, interactive presentation with lots of good stuff.
The Brethren Benefit Trust will talk to us about how we can spend, give, and save our money in a faithful way.
In the evening we'll have music by Virginia and David Meadows, who led music at the National Youth Conference in 2010! We'll wrap up the week with closing reflections about how God has moved with us and what that means as we move forward into our summer.
- All children participating in age-group activities must also be registered for Annual Conference.
- A Medical/Permission form must be filled out for each child participating in age-group activities.
- Register for Annual Conference and age-group activities at www.brethren.org/ac.
- Advance Registration
- All days activities — $85.00
- Sunday only — $45.00
- Monday only — $25.00
- Tuesday only — $40.00
- Onsite Registration
- All days activities — $100.00
- Daily fees increase — $10.00/day.