Youth Worker Network
The Conference Youth Ministry Team (CYMT) has an email group for youth leaders in the Wisconsin Conference.
To join, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "subscribe" in the subject line.
Be part of the Conference Youth Ministry Team (CYMT)! Meet quarterly with youth and adults from all over the state, explore ways to support Youth Ministry in local congregations and help plan and lead future Conference Youth Events! Want to know more?
Wisconsin Conference Youth Programs
National Youth Event 2012
Jesus Core RETREAT IS FILLING UP FAST!
January 11-13, 2013 Pilgrim Center
Retreat for High School Students, individually or with their church groups. Experience faith in community, meaningful worship and great music, silence and time for prayer, getting to know new people and hanging out with friends. Rest from the stress of school, listen to God's word, connect with yourself and others, and find satisfaction in silence and in fun activities. Be inspired by the beauty of God's Creation on Green Lake, and by workshops and discussions with adult leaders and your peers.
Jesus Core Flyer and Registration (pdf)
Jesus Core Parental consent (pdf)
Jesus Core participant covenant (pdf)
Volunteer disclosure form (pdf)
Health form (pdf)
Knock Knock is for Middle School students, grades 6-8. It is designed as a retreat for church groups. Church groups sign up together and stay together through the 5 "doors" (workshops) our leaders open. This gives your group and your youth leaders a good opportunity to bond as a group and experience this weekend together, perhaps re-connecting your Middle Schoolers or forming them into a group for the first time when they start their life in a new school after a long summer.
The founding verse of Knock Knock is Revelation 3.20: "Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me." The workshop-doors are dealing in creative ways with themes that are especially important when youth make the transition from elementary school and childhood to Middle School and adolescence: Family, friendship, hurt, and influence. The fifth workshop is a play-shop. Although you go through the "doors" with your church group, there is plenty of time in between to get to know the youth from the other churches and have fun together.
Something special at Knock Knock is that we have a team of High School youth and College-age young adults who help lead the workshop through drama skits and serve as "peer leaders" for the younger youth ... to assure them that it's possible to survive Middle School...