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
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.
Adventurer Family Fun Day October 14, 2018
Want to know how to be a Champion?!
You don’t want to miss this year’s Alberta Conference Adventurer Family Fun Day;
While playing and having fun, you will learn the qualities of a true champion!
Swimming, Fitness Fun and Olympics Awards will be part of the day; there will also be bouncy castles, family games, acros and much more!!
Date: October 14, 2018 at Burman University Gym.
Check in starts at 9:00 AM; event will conclude at 3:00 PM.
Don’t forget to bring your own lunch. Registration is $5 per child.
“Run in such a way as to get the prize; do it to get a crown that will last forever.” 1 Cor 9:24,25:
For more information email: email@example.com
URBAN MISSIONAL SMALL GROUP
My Doctoral Degree in Urban Ministry is coming to end this fall 2018.
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)
Address of the meeting place: Good Neighbor Coffee, 4725 49b Ave #2, Lacombe, AB T4L 1K1
Spring Basketball in Edmonton
Coralwood Adventist Academy Gym
12218 – 135 Street
Sundays: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for 5 – 11 years old.
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. for Junior & Senior High students.
April 15, 22, 2018
May 6, 20, 27, 2018
June 3 & 17, 2018
Every Tuesday from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. for Junior & Senior High students.
Games will start on April 15th, 2018.
Please register your teams by April 12th to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or text Vee at 780-777-4177.