By Audrey Wilder, Director of Young People's Ministry
YOUTH 2015 is the national gathering for United Methodist youth groups and their leaders. It happens every four years. YOUTH 2015 will be from June 24-28, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. This event has happened since 1988 in the UMC, and the speakers, activities, and artists have always carried a distinctively Wesleyan and United Methodist tone. The theme for YOUTH 2015 is ‘Go On’ – grounded in both Scripture and several of John Wesley’s sermons.
Groups who come to YOUTH 2015 will participate in acts of piety and mercy (means of grace) during the event. Participants will be inspired to continue doing acts of piety and mercy at their home churches and in their communities based on what they experience at YOUTH 2015.
Every evening at YOUTH 2015 will host a worship concert in the big room at Marriott World Center. Moving messages and song with a focus on John Wesley’s means of grace as a set of actions that help us go on to transform ourselves and the world. Wayne Kerr Band is with us all week as the house band, with all other artists participating in worship and late night activities other nights of the event.
Youth Leaders can register their youth at youth2015.com from now until the end of May, 2015. The base price includes sleeping four to a room, buffet-style dinners on June 25, 26, and 27, and all YOUTH 2015 programming. The best prices for registration are happening now, so get yourself and your group into the registration system.
The Susquehanna Conference Young People’s Ministry has chartered a private bus to take youth groups from our conference to Orlando for Y15. There are 52 seats on the bus, and ticket purchasing will remain open until May 31. This will be the cheapest and easiest way to transport your group to Orlando for this must- attend event.
Visit igniteyoungpeople.org for prices and to reserve your seat.