YOUTH 2015 is the national event for United Methodist Youth and their leaders. It is where people experience the breadth and depth of the United Methodist Church, are sharpened by one another, and equipped to experience and express their faith in new and vibrant ways.What does it mean to ‘Go On’? The Wesleyan Movement began because of the foundational idea that faith produces inward and outward holiness. In other words, the faith you have calls you to put it into action. When you go on to take action because of your faith, it is one way to show God that you do love your neighbor. Learning about God, Jesus, the church, etc. are all good things – but when you go on to serve others because of what you’ve learned – that’s when you become a disciple who can change the world.
YOUTH 2015 is about experiencing and participating. YOUTH 2015 is both interactive and participatory – everything at the event invites people to experience a taste of discipleship by showing and practicing the acts of piety and mercy on site. By practicing at YOUTH 2015, youth and their leaders can go on to keep doing acts of piety and mercy back in their home churches and communities.
The acts of piety and mercy are both individual and communal, both private and public. The acts of piety & mercy do not take have to take place in any particular order, they are experienced differently by everyone as a means of going on to perfection and Christian maturity. After the event part of YOUTH 2015 is finished, participants shouldgo on to their home churches full of passion and ideas to live out their faith in new ways at home.
YOUTH 2015 provides a foundation for discipleship rooted in the Wesleyan tradition. This is an opportunity for youth to understand the roots of our Wesleyan faith and the things that make it special and unique.
Register at youth2015.com starting Nov 24, 2014. $420 early bird rate .