2016 SR High YAR

Workshop Choices and Descriptions


Faith after high school 


Art  Using the theme UNfractured in a Fractured World with different mediums of art to choose from come up with a project that expresses what that would mean or look like.  How creative can you be? Join us and find out.


Make a Joyful Noise   Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. – Psalm 100:1-2

Worship is one of the greatest communal acts we can do as Christians, and the more we get involved in interacting with worship the more enhanced the worship experience becomes. This workshop is your opportunity to participate in worship by joining the YAR choir.

We will work together to learn a fun worship song that we will perform during the Sunday YAR worship, and you can take the song back to your churches to share your YAR experience.

The choir will be led by Nathan Jeffries. Nathan got his bachelor degree in Vocal Music Performance from Hendrix College in Conway, AR. Currently he is serving as the Pastor at St. Paul UMC in Brighton and as the District Youth Coordinator for the Mississippi River District.


Exploring your call into ministry   Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a pastor?  Do you think maybe God wants you to be a youth pastor?  Does being a missionary sound fun?  Join the conversation about what it means to be called to be in full time ministry.  Discover ways to check to see if this is God's will and explore ways to be faithful to the call.


When I grow up...   When you were five and someone asked you the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” it often times produced enthusiastic answers such as:  “I want to be a firefighter!”  “I want to be a doctor!”  “I want to be a movie star!” You won’t be in high school forever and many are searching for a more defined, realistic answer to this question that still excites them.    Some high school students have their future career paths mapped out, others are uncertain.  In this workshop we will talk about the pressures, anxieties and worries that come when people ask us about our future plans.   Let’s discover ways to better equip ourselves with tools we can use as we continue down the path toward adulthood.  We will also work to expand our thinking and change our perspectives when it comes to what and who we are supposed to be when we “grow up.”


Human trafficking