Refuel is a conference for everyone involved in youth ministry. The focus of Refuel 2020 is 4 Chair Discipleship. Our objective is to equip leaders to be disciple makers. This year we have the great pleasure of having guest speakers Doug Holliday and Jay Fast from Sonlife ministries lead us through the 4 Chair Discipleship training along with Ronnie Murchison leading us to the feet of God in worship.
Refuel is a gathering for youth leaders. Anyone involved in youth work as a volunteer leader, paid corps employee, intern, youth development coordinator, divisional staff, territorial staff, cadet, and corps officers are all welcome to Refuel!
The Summer Leadership Institute is an amazing opportunity for juniors in high school (entering their senior year) to further develop their leadership potential. The Institute is specifically designed to equip young leaders to be visionaries, live lives of integrity and gain experience in team development, motivation and persuasion.
Acceptance into the Institute is competitive and enrolls students into LEAD-235: Teambuilding & Leadership, a course developed for Olivet’s leadership minor. Curriculum is strategically tailored to challenge students during an intensive two-day campus experience, followed by a two-week online component. Successful completion of the program earns students three credit hours of coursework to be used toward the leadership minor or elective credit.
To apply, submit a completed Institute application and pertaining documents ASAP. Even though the advertised deadline for the event is June 1, they are still taking applications. The first 50 accepted students will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Olivet to be used toward the Institute ($1,305 value). The remaining cost includes a $179 room and board fee to cover housing, meals, etc.
The Summer Leadership Institute on-campus component begins Thursday, July 13, and ends Saturday morning, July 15.
We had an awesome time at Youth Councils 2017, didn’t we? God taught us so much about our identity; so much that we tried to condense the entire weekend into a single post. We most definitely failed there, but we hope you enjoy our hand picked assortment of treats from the weekend: videos, pictures, podcasts and survey for YC 2018. Enjoy!
On Saturday night, June 10th.. THE AFTERGLOW.. is a concert with GAWVI, Social Club Misfits, and KB! The concert will begin at 9:30PM inside the SEARS Centre Arena. Cost will be $10. That’s right, $10! Doors will open for you at 8:45PM and you will pay $10 at the door!
This is a concert held by The Salvation Army at our annual event, Commissioning/Congress.
To hear some of the artists’ music, check out the below Spotify playlists and get ready to get turnt and lit. RSVP to the FB event here.
On Friday, January 13, Courtney Rose preached a powerful word on Mary from the book of Luke. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be there to hear it in person, or if you want to give it another listen, you can stream it here, or from the iTunes podcast app! Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe, but the 2016 Young Adult Retreat has been in the books for over a week now! God was incredibly faithful, and we hope you who attended experienced the Lord in a powerful way, and experienced genuine community as well. By way recapping this awesome weekend, we have a few things to share with you…
SAVE THE DATE
The 2017 Young Adult Retreat is scheduled for October 27-28 at Wonderland Camp and Conference Center. We hope to see you there!
Major Rob Birks dissected what it means to be a genuine Christ follower as he taught us about surrender, generosity, and mission. If you want to listen back to those teachings, or weren’t fortunate to be there in person, you can listen to podcasts of those teachings here on our website, or via the iTunes podcast app (just look for the Metro Youth Network podcast).
Session 1 – Major Rob Birks – Surrender
Session 2 – Major Rob Birks – Generosity
Session 3 – Major Rob Birks – Mission
If you’re interested in seeing photos from the weekend, check out the slideshow below, or head to our Flickr account.
We need to know how you thought the retreat went, and what you would do to make it even better. Who are you dying to hear speak? Who would you love to lead us in worship? What would you do to get more people to sign up? Please, take 10 minutes to answer 6 questions and let us know what you think by clicking here.
On Friday, November 4 Lt. AJ Zimmerman talked about the theme Angry God. What is our perception of God? What do we think he sees when he looks at us? Do we think he’s mad at us? Do we think he’s disgusted with us? Or do we know him to be accepting, loving and gracious?
If you want to listen back to Lt. AJ’s talk, or you weren’t able to make it, check out the podcast. Search for the “Metro Youth Network” podcast on iTunes, or listen to it in this post.
Also, you should check out the photos from the night! You can do so in the slideshow below, or by visiting our Flickr page.
The World Missions Department is pleased to share that the applications for Summer Mission Team (SMT) 2017 are now available.
SMT is a leadership development program which invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in a seven-week team missions experience.
SMT is available to applicants ages 18-28. Applicants must be 18 by June 12, 2017.
All applications and endorsements/recommendations will be completed online this year at centralmissions.org/smt2017. A completed application will include:
Corps Officer Endorsement
DYS Endorsement & DC (or Divisional Representative) Endorsement
Recommendation #1 – completed by a Teacher or Employer
Recommendation #2 – completed by a Spiritual Mentor
Recommendation #3 – completed by an adult non-relative who can comment on the applicant’s character, spiritual life and work ethic.
It is the responsibility of each applicant to distribute endorsement/recommendation forms and follow up with the World Missions Department to make sure all application materials have been received by the February 22, 2017 deadline.
The SMT announcement will be made by Friday, March 3. Team members will need to report for SMT March orientation at THQ in Hoffman Estates from March 17-19.
We had a blast at the second annual Prayer + Praise Night Hymn Sing on Friday, September 16 at the Harbor Light Corps! You shared about the goodness of the Lord and the power of music, and we worshiped in community. If you’d like to check out pictures from the night, check out the slideshow below, or head to our Flickr page.