- Illinois Great Rivers Conference
- Connectional Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- 2016 Junior High YAR
Art - A way of Life, Worship, Evangelism, Justice and Mission
Art as a Spiritual Discipline is visual art that is created during or as the result of living at the center of God’s will. If we are to be instruments of God will, we need to use all the tools at our disposal.
Art as a way of life reflects a journey of spiritual discovery. It speaks of memories, dreams and visions of what God is calling us to do. As artists we set about creating work and spaces that are open and engaging, so that all who view our art are encouraged to experience the Holy Spirit.
It’s Not About Us: Using your Talents to Serve Others.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Each of us possess unique skills and talents – whether we have discovered them yet or not! When we step outside our comfort zones to help those in need, we have the opportunity to discover and develop our gifts while making a difference in our communities. Join us to identify your individual skills and talents and brainstorm ways you can use them to make a difference in the world around you!
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.
Peace making, Conflict resolution
Conflicts are a part of life! From childhood through adulthood, we will all experience a disagreement with another individual. Learning the skills to handle conflict, while maintaining a peaceful situation, is important, especially for young adults. Whether the conflicts arise at school, at work, or at home; how it is handled is the difference between a relationship growing or possibly ending. During this presentation, participants will learn the skills necessary to handle conflicts without anger by participating in role-play scenarios, games and discussion questions.
Sharing your Faith.