Mission Trip To South Africa 2020

We have so many amazing things happening within the Alberta Conference Youth Department for 2020!!!!!

Guess what?? We are headed to South Africa!!!! Our mission will involve building a church, conducting evangelistic series, Vacation Bible School and much more!!!

We will also be doing sightseeing to historical places.

Dates for this mission is May 10-24, 2020.

Cost is only $2499

If you are interested in attending. Please register !!!

Register HERE https://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=145&campCode=&idSession=239844


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.”

That’s 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  



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.

Teams will get to play against each other, learn the value of teamwork and develop character and sportsmanship.

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).




My Doctoral Degree in Urban Ministry is coming to an end in 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