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
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.
Edmonton Adventist Post-Secondary Student’s Meeting
All Adventist Post-Secondary Students in the Edmonton Area are invited to Pizza Supper. Happening on April 6, 2018 at the University of Alberta, Marigold Room (0-32) Lower level of SUB Building. The idea is to meet other Adventist students who attend public campus. We will looking to start an Adventist Christian Fellowship Club on the campus of U of A and also starting a chapter at MacEwan University.
We will start with Pizza and fellowship at 6:00 PM, followed by worship and a special presentation on Public Campus Ministry.
Looking forward to meeting you there as we enjoy some food, fellowship and faith.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
email@example.com or text Vee at 780-777-4177.
Pathfinder Spring Camporee 2018
This year’s camporee is going to be a special one. We have an amazing Pathfinder Camporee in store.May 18-21, 2018 at Foothills camp.
Our guest speaker is Richard Aguilera from the United States. He is known as “The Mud Guy” from Guide Magazine & 3ABN. He is a dynamic speaker who has a powerful ministry called “One Mustard Seed.”
Our theme this year is CSI (Christian Scripture Investigation). God wants us to be researchers of the Word, constantly searching and investigating His Word. We have great activities planned this year. You don’t want to miss it.
Cost: $30/Club + $1.00 per participant and extra for camporee patches and year crests.
Click here to register: http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=145&campCode=&idSession=190456
First Annual Alberta Conference Young Adult Retreat 2018
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 is 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 20-35 you don’t want to miss this amazing event. Registration is $100 for the entire weekend. This includes food and room for the weekend.
Space is limited so you want to make sure you REGISTER as soon as possible!!!!
Check-in will start at 3:00 PM Friday September 28. Supper will start at 6:00 PM
For more information email Pastor Lyle Lnotice@albertaadventist.ca
Cruise With a Mission 2018
A Vacation with Purpose
We return to Alaska September 9-16, 2018. Ports include Seattle (Washington), Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan, Victoria (Canada), and back to Seattle (Washington). Use this site to find important trip details and resources as you prepare.
To Register: https://www.cye.org/ministries/cruise-with-a-mission/general-information/alaska-2018/register-now
Adventist Christian Fellowship Institute -Public Campus Ministry Conference 2018
Upcoming annual conference: ACF Institute.
This occurs every May and we invite people from all walks of life to attend, ESPECIALLY Adventist students studying at public colleges & universities in Canada and the USA. This conference is catered to them specifically, as we offer training for how to do outreach on public campuses, how to give Bible studies, etc. Another special component is the network that each attendee gets to be part of as they make friends with students going through similar experiences on various other campuses.
For more information check out http://acflink.org
GLOBAL YOUTH DAY 4 ON 4 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 2018
Calling all ballers. The Alberta Conference Youth Department will be hosting a 4 on 4 basketball tournament on March 17, 2018. It will be held on Global Youth Day weekend at Red Willow Community Church in St. Albert. Games will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is FREE. To enter, send your team member list to firstname.lastname@example.org. You don’t want to miss this amazing sports event.
Global Youth Day 2018
You don’t want to miss this amazing event!!! This year’s Global Youth Day is going to be one to remember. We are calling on all youth and young adults in the Alberta Conference to come and join us on March 16-17, 2018 at Red Willow Community Church!!! It is going to be EPIC!!!! We have Dr. Wesley Knight who will be our guest speaker for the weekend. We will be having potluck, community outreach and a huge gym night social!!! SEE YOU THERE!!!
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES SABBATH AFTERNOON
On Friday evening at Red Willow, there will be a sign-up sheet for three outreach activities.
When you sign up you will receive a “be the sermon” global youth day T-Shirt.
Outreach will start on Saturday between 3:30-4:00 PM and end at 5:30 PM.
Please wear casual clothing. There is an outdoor activity down town Edmonton giving out food to the homeless. If you choose this activity you will want to dress on the warm side.
ShareHim South Africa Evangelism Trip
The Alberta Conference Youth Department has been offered the opportunity to partner with ShareHim in taking Youth and Young Adult Volunteers to South Africa for an Evangelism trip from May 7 to 23, 2018. I believe this will be a great opportunity for our Youth and Young Adults, and specifically our Adventist Students that attend public universities and colleges here in Alberta and Northwest Territories. The experience gained on such a trip as this can prove to be very beneficial to these young people in particular, as they would gain experience that can be used on the mission fields in which they socialize on a daily basis, study, and live – the college and university campus and work places . . . CLICK HERE for more details.
2018 Adventurer Family Camp
Adventurers Family Camp is here!!!
We are excited and looking forward to seeing you all June 8th to 10th at Foothills Camp. This year, our speaker Rocio Rojas, will be sharing with us her passion for kids, she believes in building a relationship with Jesus through discipleship and with more than 18 years working in the Children Ministry for the North American Division, knows the need to lead, guide and nurture our children’s talents, our little ones need to belong and know that they can make a difference!! We look forward to an amazing family camp weekend of spiritual renewal with God and nature.. . CLICK HERE for more details.
2018 Master Guide Convention
CALLING ALL MASTER GUIDE IN THE ALBERTA CONFERENCE!!! Do you want to develop the courage to lead, mentor and train Adventurer, Pathfinder and Master Guide & Trainee leaders? Do you want to develop the skills for content development and to present successful seminars for Adventurer, Pathfinder and Master Guides & Trainee leaders? CLICK HERE for more information.
Global Youth Day 2018
The vision of Global Youth Day (GYD) is to recapture the reality of Adventist youth as a global movement mobilized for service, contributing to the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and ushering in the second coming of Jesus Christ. There is a lot more to religious faith than simply going to church and listening to sermons. The true practice of religion involves the revelation of God’s love in living out Jesus’s gospel commission as He bade us to before He ascended to heaven: through all manners of selfless acts that point a desperately needy world to the ultimate hope of the better world He has made possible for us. Grounded in the concluding words of Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan, “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:25-37), the theme of the Global Youth Day is “Be the sermon.” READ MORE HERE
Global Youth Leaders Conference
To Equip, Empower, Engage a Generation of Spirit-Filled Leaders to pass on the Legacy of Reformation. Impact Europe will be our next Global Youth Leaders Congress which will convene in Kassel, Germany July 31-August 4, 2018. READ MORE HERE