National Youth and Young Adult Ministry News
Announcing the National Young Adult Leaders Conference 2016.
Friday 8th of July to Wednesday the 13th of July at Burleigh Heads.
It’s much easier to be a young person in a church full of other young people, and it’s no secret that some Uniting Church members are gravitating to younger, cooler denominations—or leaving church altogether. Rohan Salmond talks to some young people who have made the choice to stick around.
“I feel like now I have been to church,” Unga said at The Wayside Chapel in King’s Cross. “No us and them”.
This vision from the Chapel came to express the experience of young adults at NYALC 2014 in Sydney in early December.
Inspired by their visit to the Chapel, the 60 participants at NYALC in December grew visibly each day in their vision for the church and its mission for today and tomorrow.
What’s NYMC 2015 all about? Check it out here - http://www.nymc.org.au/
Who are the guest speakers? Find out here - http://www.nymc.org.au/nymc-2015-speakers/
STEPS FOR REGISTRATION
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU COMPLETE STEPS ONE & TWO
1. REGISTER WITH NYMC FOR THE CONFERENCE
- Uniting Church participants can quote this code in the registration for a group discount in the Promo Code box: UCA1563
- Only use this code if you are a member of the Uniting Church in Australia
- If you would like to participate in lunch/dinner events with NYMC please include that in your registration selection.
3. BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS
- The preferred arrival date is Tuesday 6th from 12:00pm at Coolangatta airport.
- The preferred departure date is Sunday 11th from 10:00am from Coolangatta airport.
Tuesday 6th October – UCA National Youth Ministry Training Day 1
|Flights in to Coolangatta airport||Queenslanders shuttle people from Coolangatta airport to the motels.|
|10.00am – 11.00am||
Check in at the motel:
Cook’s Endeavour Motor Inn/ Tweed Heads Central Motel
|11:00am – 12.30pm||Meet and greet other UCA people|
|12.30pm – 1.30pm||Lunch, Picnic in the park at the end of Francis St|
|1.30 pm||Head to our meeting room|
|2.00pm – 5.00pm||
UCA National Youth Ministry Training Session 1
Welcome. Introductions. Worship.
Youth Ministry Sight Seeing Journey. In small groups around the headlands. Walkers wear comfortable shoes. Some cars available for non-walkers.
Point Danger, Snapper Rocks and Coolangatta Headlands.
|6.30pm||UCA dinner together at The Tweed Heads Bowls Club|
|8.00pm – 10.00pm||Getting to know each other. Noise restrictions after 10pm|
Wednesday 7th October - UCA National Youth Ministry Training Day 2
National Youth Ministry Conference begins
|7.30am||Breakfast, jog, early morning sight seeing.|
|9.30am||Walk to Tweed Heads meeting room|
|1pm||Conference check in at The Hub|
|1.30pm||UCA orientation to the sites|
|2pm||Free time – Site seeing or resting or socializing|
|6.15pm – 7.15pm||UCA dinner together at The Tweed Heads Bowls Club|
|8.00pm – 9.30pm||NYMC 15 Commences Main Session|
Thursday 8th October
|9.00am – 10.15am||Electives 1|
|11.00am – 12.15pm||Electives 2|
|12.15pm – 12.30pm||Lunch|
|12.30pm – 3.30pm||NYMC 2015 Super Sessions|
|3.45pm – 5.00pm||Electives 3|
|5.45pm – 8.15pm||NYMC 15 Convention Dinner Book in to this!|
|8.00pm – 9.30pm||Main Session 2|
Friday 9th October
|8.30am||Walk to NYMC 15|
|9.00am – 12.15pm||Professional Development Seminars 1|
|12.30pm – 1.45pm||Youth Ministry Lunches: Regional Youth Ministry or Young Adult Ministry lunch|
|2.00pm – 3.15pm||Electives 4|
|4.00pm – 5.15pm||Electives 5|
|8.00pm – 9.30pm||Main Session 3|
Saturday 10th October
|9.00am – 12.30pm||Professional Development Seminars 2|
|12.30pm – 1.45pm||Youth Ministry Lunches: Chaplains or Small Youth Group Ministry lunch|
|2.00pm – 3.15pm||Electives 6|
|4.00pm – 5.15pm||Electives 7|
|6pm – 7.30pm||UCA dinner and debrief together Orient Restaurant in Twin Towns Resort Booked for 6pm.|
|8:00pm - 9:30pm||Main Session 3|
Sunday 11th October
Check out Motel by 10am; enjoy the coast or head home.
As a young adult leader in the Uniting Church there are many joys and many struggles. The National Young Adult Leaders Conference hosted by the Assembly and Congress is a great way for us to gather together and share in our own unique experiences within our denomination.
The National Young Adult Leaders’ Conference aims to encourage, bless, grow and empower U.C.A. young adult leaders. We want to “charge your batteries”, help you connect and synch with one another, give you some new apps (leadership and service skills) and have a lot of fun in the process.