The Pennsylvania Conference is committed to providing young people with opportunities to grow in their relationship with Christ and providing training so young people can serve God with their unique gifts and abilities through ministries like staffing our summer camp program and Pennsylvania Youth Challenge. We desire to see our youth become an army of workers, impacting Pennsylvania and the world, as Ellen White describes in Counsels to Teachers, Parents, and Students, (p. 555), With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world! How soon might the end come--the end of suffering and sorrow and sin! How soon, in place of a possession here, with its blight of sin and pain, our children might receive their inheritance where "the righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever"; where "the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick," and "the voice of weeping shall be no more heard."
2017 PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH MINISTRY VISION & MISSION:
Vision: TMI – “Total Member Involvement”
Mission & Goal for 2018: To assist each church in each region to have one active youth and/or young adult ministry (ages 13 to 35)
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Upcoming Youth Rallies & Events
Youth Ministries Leadership Training
Location: Laurel Lake Camp & Retreat Center - 76 Lodge Road, Rossiter, PA 15772
Dates: Friday, February 16, 2018 to Sunday, February 18, 2018
Contact: Lillian Torres
Objective of the Training:
The objective of the training is to provide practical information, resources, and clear steps to anyone interested in starting a youth ministry in their church. Also, to provide encouragement and share additional ideas to those churches who already have a youth ministry in their church. No matter your church membership profile you can begin a dynamic youth ministry in your church. The goal is that every church member and leader who attends the event can leave feeling that their church can do something to reach the youth in their families and in their community for Jesus!
Main Seminar Speaker:
“Sunilbe (Suni) Siceron is currently a volunteer registrar in the Adventist Youth Ministries School of Evangelism in the Greater New York Conference. She organizes all the AY courses offered by the department. These courses are used to train students in youth leadership in various ministries. Suni has worked as a volunteer in the Adventist Youth Ministries Department of the Greater New York Conference in various capacities since 2005. Suni is an active member of the Yonkers Spanish SDA Church where she has held positions as the Communications Director, Adventist Youth Director and Praise Team Leader. Professionally, she is an Administrative Coordinator and holds two Bachelors in Business Management and French for International Trade from Andrews University."
Jason Dietz, West Regional Youth Pastor
Anthony Crawford, Central Regional Youth Pastor
Pete Maldonado, Southeast Regional Youth Pastor
Lillian Torres, Conference Youth Coordinator
Deadline to register: Friday, February 15, 2018
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CHECK-IN: Baker Lodge
Conference-Wide Youth & Young Adult Rally
Location: Allentown, PA
Dates: Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Ignite Youth Rally Western PA
Location: Erie, PA
Dates: Saturday, September 29, 2018
More informaton to follow!
Ignite Youth Rally Southeast PA
Dates: Saturday, November 3, 2018
More informaton to follow!
Stay Tuned for More 2018 Events.
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