YOUTH CONNECTIONS COMMITTEE

Midwinter Youth Conference 2022 Registration Now OPEN

How to Register:
Download the group registration form and fill it out with your participants' information. It's a fillable PDF so you can complete it without printing if you choose.


Return the completed form by email to Caitlin at youth@missionpby.org or by mail at the address below.


Pay by credit card via this link on the Mission Presbytery website. Use the youth column and indicate "Midwinters 2022" and your church name in the note. Or pay by a check made out to Mission Presbytery with "Midwinters 2022" in the memo line mailed to Mission Presbytery 7209 Broadway Street, Suite 303, San Antonio, TX 78209.
 

Download, distribute, and collect signed and completed covenant and participant waiver forms for all youth and adults.
 

Bring signed participant waiver forms and signed covenants to Mo-Ranch.
 

The registration deadline is December 14, 2021.

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Applications for Mission Presbytery's Presbyterian Youth Triennium
Delegation Now OPEN

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Who:
Youth currently in 8th - 12th grade are eligible to apply to join Mission Presbytery's delegation. We will be taking two buses this year, so our delegation will be twice as big! All churches are encouraged to send youth with us for this fantastic event!

What:
Presbyterian Youth Triennium is an unforgettable, once-every-three-years event with Presbyterian youth from all over the United States, Canada, and even around the world! Thousands of youth come together to experience compelling speakers, incredible music, creative worship, and crazy games!

When:
The conference is from July 24-27, 2022, but we will be traveling by bus, so we'll leave on July 23 and return on July 28, 2022.

Where:
This year's conference is in a new location! PYT will take place at the Indianapolis Convention Center. We will be staying in nearby hotels.

Why:
PYT is a truly unique opportunity to experience the size and scope of our connectional church. Participants come away with a renewed faith and a greater understanding of what it means to be part of the PC(USA). And they get to energizers with thousands of their closest friends!

How to Apply:
Interested youth currently in 8th-12th grades can apply to join the Mission Presbytery delegation by filling out this form (https://forms.gle/g96gSz5MTYV6hswZA). There is no limit to the number of youth per church who can apply.
Applications are due on December 14, 2021. Participants will be notified of their status on the delegation by January 11, 2022.

Cost: 
The trip will cost $750 per youth. This includes travel, food during travel and the conference, lodging, conference registration fees, T-shirt, and buttons for trading. The payments will be due in three $250 installments on February 1, April 1, and June 1, 2022. A limited number of $50 scholarships are available through the Syliva Washer Scholarship Fund. Applications can be found on the Mission Presbytery website.

Travel:
We will be traveling on two chartered buses. The buses will pick up passengers in San Antonio and Austin on July 23 and return them on July 28. We will travel overnight (the bus drivers will switch out!) and stop only for meals along the way. There are bathroom facilities on the buses. We will provide money for each person to purchase their meals at each stop.

Accomodations:
Triennium 2022 will look different than previous years. It is being held in Indianapolis at the Convention Center. We will be staying in nearby hotels; each room will house three people (the rooms have pull-out couches).

CO-CHAIRS:
Rev. Ellen Hensle, ellen@wpcaustin.org

Rev. Katy Walters, reverendkatywalters@gmail.com

STAFF:

Caitlin Supcoff, youth@missionpby.org

 

Committee Members:

Katie Henderson, Alex Serna WAllendar, Christina Moore, Neil McKown

Midwinter Conference Adult Advisors:

Andrew Brock, Katie Henderson, Andy Watson

Purpose:

A. To model the “Five Intentions of Youth Ministry” by providing education, encouragement, and commitment to local congregations and to the wider church.

  1. To call young people to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

  2. To respond to the needs and interests of young people.

  3. To work together in partnership, young people and adults.

  4. To be connected to the whole church, community, and the world.

  5. To be inclusive of all young people.

 

B. Organize events and activities for youth and youth leaders in Mission Presbytery as well as encourage participation and support for those events: Midwinter Youth Conferences at Mo-Ranch, Youth at Presbytery, the Main Event for Youth at John Knox Ranch, Presbyterian Youth Triennium, College Retreat at John Knox Ranch, and Confirmation Retreat at John Knox Ranch.

C. To promote youth ministries throughout Mission Presbytery and to support and nurture youth and youth leaders within Mission Presbytery through the website, social media, the youth ministry email list, and youth leader training events.

D. To support and encourage our connectional system through regional area youth gatherings and regular regional meetings of youth workers for fellowship and support.