New NAD Young Adult Initiative
Growing Young Adventists
“Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church”
“Churches are both shrinking and aging as more young people disengage. Based on groundbreaking research with over 250 of the nation’s leading congregations, Growing Young provides a strategy any church can use to involve and retain young people. It profiles innovative churches engaging 15- to 29-year-olds that are growing–spiritually, emotionally, missionally, and numerically. Packed with ideas, Growing Young shows ministry leaders how to position their churches to reach younger generations in a way that breathes life into the whole church.”
Thats why the North American Division Youth Ministries Department has created an amazing initiative called “Growing Young Adventist.”
“Growing Young Adventists is a learning journey for local churches and leaders helping to build faith communities that will not only survive, but thrive in the years ahead. It is an inter-generational movement nurturing relationship building and cultural transformation that embraces young people and benefits all generations in the Adventist church.” #GYA #GrowingYoungAdventists
For more information check out https://growingyoungadventists.wordpress.com
“CRAVE” Young Adult Retreat 2019
First Annual Alberta Conference Young Adult Retreat 2019
Calling all young adults to our first annual Alberta Conference Young Adult Retreat.
It’s a time for young adults to connect with God, connect with others and connect with nature. This year it will be held in the beautiful town of Banff.
Our theme this year is “CRAVE,” as a young adult there are many cravings out there, but how do you navigate through them all?
Our guest speaker Dr. Floyd Spence will be helping us to look at topics such as identity, mission/outreach, love and relationships, financial empowerment, social justice and how to strengthen your connection with God.
If you are between the age of 17-35 you don’t want to miss this amazing event.
For questions email Pastor Lyle Lnotice@albertaadventist.ca
Teen Youth Rally 2019
It’s that time of year again!!!
Teen Youth Rally 2019
You don’t want to miss this year’s Alberta Conference Teen Youth Rally!
We have an exciting and powerful Teen Youth Rally this year!!!! I repeat You DO NOT want to miss this year.
We have a powerful speaker, Vandeon Griffin who is the North American Division Associate Youth Director.
This is a teen youth rally is going to be very powerful. The theme this year is called “Disrupt” the idea that God has called us to healthy disruption, that will bring about leading change in the world. Disrupting the status quo to change the world and impact lives for the better.
Bible Text: Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” God wants us to change the world through justice and love by walking closely with God.
If you want to learn how you can become empowered to change the world and make a difference for Christ, come out to Alberta Conference Teen Youth Rally April 5-7, 2019, you won’t regret it.
Date: April 5-7, 2019.
Check-in starts at 6:00 PM on Friday evening.
Registration is $55 for the entire weekend.
For more information email: email@example.com
Mission Trip 2019
The Alberta Conference Youth Department has been afforded with the amazing opportunity to take Youth and Young Adult Volunteers to Palawan, Philippines for a Mission trip from April 29 to May 15, 2019.
I believe this will be a great opportunity for our Youth and Young Adults. You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!!
The cost is only $2499. This includes flight, food, transportation and accommodation.
Our mission will focus on building a church for the local Seventh-day Adventist community. There will also be an evangelistic series being conducted during the mission trip, along with children’s VBS and a Basketball workshop.
Our off sight excursion will take us to the famous Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.
The experience gained on such a trip as this can prove to be very beneficial to young people in particular, as they would gain experience that can be used on the mission fields or wherever they socialize on a daily basis.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Lyle Notice for more information.
Alberta Conference “ACBA” Church Basketball League
The Alberta Conference Youth Department is excited to announce it’s first ever Church Basketball League called “ACBA.”
This creative recreational idea came from one of my youth Ted Merceus.
The “ACBA” church league, will bring together youth from different churches across the province of Alberta.
The goal of “SBA” is to have fun, develop personal faith in Christ and work on fitness all at the same time.
The plan is to have a total of 20 church teams enter the league and 3 Divisions (North, Central, South).
Each team will play at least 7 games throughout the season. At the end of the season, there will be playoffs and also an ALL STAR GAME with DUNK OFF.
We hope to start the first season game opener on October 20, 2018 at Burman University starting at 8 PM.
Registration will be open soon.
If you love basketball and have a team from your local church, you don’t want to miss this exciting church basketball league
URBAN MISSIONAL SMALL GROUP
My Doctoral Degree in Urban Ministry is coming to end 2019.
For my final research project, I am proud to announce “Oikos” an “Urban Missional Small Group”
How do we create a global community of radical inclusion and a deep sense of justice and compassion for others? A community of 10-15 Urban Millennials who are mission minded, seeking to create transformational change, while looking at how to make their faith relevant in postmodern urban culture. We will be taking a look at what it means to be Christian in the 21st century. Discussion topics include urban culture, community, music, fashion, politics, pop culture and entertainment. (This group is will help provide qualitative data for Doctoral Research on Small Groups)
We meet every Friday at 7:30 PM at the Alberta Conference Office